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Off The Editor’s Desk – 4-22-2015

HOW MANY OF US KNOW WHAT THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP IS?

I just became aware of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a week ago, after I saw a statement by Curtis Ellis who is executive director of the American Jobs Alliance, an independent nonpartisan not-for-profit organization. He calls it “a Trojan horse for Obama’s immigration agenda.”

From what I can put together, Ellis calls TTP “a sweeping International regulatory agreement the White House describes as rules for the world’s economy. It will regulate everything from the environment and energy, to minimum wages, food and, most notably, immigration. It would have the force of a treaty and its regulation would override U.S. law.” According to Ellis: “Congress could not change any of the rules in it, and the White House would not be obligated to follow any directives Congress offers on what those rules should look like.”

Speaking at an international corporate business summit in March, Obama announced that: “My administration is going to reform the L-1B visa category, which allows corporations to temporarily move workers from a foreign office to a U.S. office in a faster, simpler way. This could benefit hundreds of thousands of nonimmigrant workers and their employers.”

The U. S. Trade Representative says “temporary entry” guest worker visas are a key feature of the TPP. Temporary entry, according to Ellis, “reminds one of Milton Friedman’s famous dictum: ‘Nothing is as permanent as a temporary government program.’ ”

We are not taking in a few workers, but hundreds of thousands and they are nonimmigrant workers, not Americans, they are foreign workers not counted as immigrants.

Here is my read on this whole thing. We have a large group of people in this nation who are not employed, and receiving some sort of government subsidy. The thought of bringing in people from other countries to fill jobs that should belong to the American worker is very foreign to me.

But let’s not lose sight of the idea that Obama first used in his 2008 campaign. Remember he and his followers used the word, “Change.” I think he wants to change our way of life and our government and constitution. One way to do that is to bring in hundreds of thousands of workers who have a very different view on how one is to be governed and some who will come, hate the United States and wish us ill will.

We have allowed people into our country who have a very different belief than our traditional views. A small number of those have left, or tried to leave to fight against us in the Middle East, while others send money back overseas, which I feel is also used against us.

The president and congress should be working together to put the American Workers back to work and not give those jobs to foreign workers.

Everyone needs to be aware of what is going on in Washington and the rest of the world, before you will wake up some day and find things have changed and not for your good.

Of course, another thought is that maybe the President is trying to make it possible that all American Citizen don’t have to work and that is why he wants to bring in foreign worker and we all can live on what they produce with the government controlling everything from the top down. That’s called communism, and is that why he met with Raul Castro and shunned Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu?

I can see what will happen when these foreign workers come to realize that they are doing the work and the American citizens are living high off their labor. What a revolt that will be!

Thanks for reading! — Carlton