Obama Admits That Climate Change Will Be in Obamatrade

Article posted on June 5th, 2015 by WhatAmIMissingHere

Secret Trans Pacific Partnership

EDITOR’S COMMENT: No one really knows what is contained in this Obamatrade Agreement, so much so that even one of his avid Democratic supporters was recently blindsided by President Obama’s recent admission that climate change and all its regulations will, in fact, be included in this agreement.

This is precisely the problem! The text of this secret agreement needs to be publicly released. Whoever heard of a world-wide trade deal that dramatically affects the U.S. economy not being openly discussed by the politicians, media and the public. As I’ve stated, YOU CAN’T TRUST OBAMA on this or any other major legislation without verifying all the details. It is also disheartening to see a large part of the Republican leadership, having been burned so many times by Obama in the past, actively trying to pass this legislation for him, while never having even attempted to read the proposed agreement locked up in the basement of the Capitol building.

By Howard Richman

In a speech on the Senate floor on May 22, Democratic senator Ron Wyden of Oregon ridiculed those who thought climate change regulation would be part of Obamatrade:

We’ve heard suggested, for example, that it’s a backdoor route to immigration reform or action on climate change…. My sense is that the rate these hypotheticals are going, you’re bound to hear that a future president working on a trade deal might have second thoughts about the Louisiana purchase.

But in an interview on NPR’s Marketplace yesterday (June 3), President Obama said that enforcing climate change regulations will indeed be part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Obamatrade pact that he is currently negotiating with Malaysia and 10 other countries.  He said:

If we want to solve something like climate change, which is one of my highest priorities, then I’ve got to be able to get into places like Malaysia, and say to them, this is in your interest. What leverage do I have to get them to stop deforestation? Well part of the leverage is if I’m in a trade relationship with them that allows me to raise standards.

In December, Obama will negotiate a multi-country climate agreement in Paris.  We already know from Obama’s joint announcement with China that he will commit the United States to a huge reduction in carbon emissions of 26%-28% from 2005 levels, but he will let China, already a much larger carbon emitter, continue to expand its carbon emissions until 2030.

Obama would not need to get Congress to approve the unfair climate change treaty terms that he negotiates.  Instead, he could get the Commission set up by the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement to add those terms to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

After that, the Investor-State Dispute Settlement Provisions, set up by that agreement, could enforce Obama’s terms through the threat of multi-billion-dollar fines upon the U.S. government.     (my emphasis)

By Howard Richman for American Thinker

By permission American Thinker



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