Sunday, January 12, 2014


The biggest news of the week wasn't the discovery that Christie has a staff populated by vindictive bullies. It was the introduction of fast track for the TransPacific Partnership agreement.  It's not clear whether Congress or their staffs will be allowed to read the agreement (no reason to; they can't  amend it under the legislation.), but they are nonetheless expected to vote for it.

The bi-partisan consensus among the citizenry should be pretty strong opposition, from what's leaked out of the classified negotiations.  Tea partyists should object to turning domestic policy over to unelected foreign officials. The Democratic wing should object to the internationalization of US intellectual property law, as well as losing control of  energy and environmental regulation.

(video via Gaius Publius)