UNCLE SAM WANTS TO RAPE YOU WHILE YOU ARE DISTRACTED:
It’s a rare opportunity to see common ground met between a liberal, Democratic president and a mad, conservative Republican-controlled Congress but it's easy when it's all about money.
Too bad it comes at the expense of the American worker and who knows what else.
Welcome to Fast Track.
Fast-track will now govern what happens next with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed trade agreement with 11 other nations to open up new markets in Asia. Until agreement is reached between the negotiating parties, details of the TPP agreement are secret. Yes, secret. The American people aren't smart enough or good enough to know what is in this bill, is what your government is saying. Or perhaps it would violate many moral and ethical principles this country is good at pretending they uphold.
Or worse, because it was a huge gut-kick for labor unions and environmental rights, consumer rights, human rights and other groups that have long called for a change of course on US trade policy.
This bill lays out trade policy objectives that elevate the narrow interests of large corporations and undercut efforts to support good jobs, the environment and financial stability.
This bill was passed while we were all arguing about the confederate flag and fighting over which God is offended more by gay marriage. So as the General Lee and the Duke boys get erased from history, you're all going to get a nice surprise with Fast Track.
So how did this Fast Track bill pass?
It was paid for.
The bill passed with a mere 219-211 vote with only 218 needed to pass. The real shocker comes from the amount of money each Representative received for a yes vote. In total, $197,869,145 was given to Representatives for a yes vote where as $23,065,231 was given in opposition.
John "BONER" Boehner (R-OH) received $5.3 million for a "yea" vote and was the highest paid legislator.
Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) received $2.4 million for his "yea" vote.
Paul Ryan (R-WI) received $2.4 million for a "yea" vote and came in at the third highest paid legislator.
Pat Tiberi (R-OH) follows Paul Ryan, coming in the fourth spot having received $1.6 million for his "yea" vote.
The fifth highest paid legislator is somewhat of a "hero" in comparison to others. Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD) received $1.6 million for a yes vote and only $282,710 for a no vote. Despite his high contribution from those in favor of TPA, he still voted a solid nay.
We also have other hero stories.
Joe Crowley (D-NY) received 1.3 million for a "yea" vote and only $72,550 for a "nay" vote and he still voted against TPA.
Patrick Murphy (D-FL) received 1.1 million for a "yea" vote and only $213,360 for a "nay" vote and still voted against it.
Richard Neal D(MA) received $1.1 million for a "yea" vote and a mere $47,625 for a "nay" vote and still voted against it.
Democrats are not the only heroes in this voting session. GOP members spoke very loud and clear.
Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) received $541,746 for a "yea" vote and no money at all for a "nay" vote and he still voted "nay!"
Andy Harris (R-MD) received $254,803 for a "yea" vote and no money at all for a "nay" vote and he still voted "nay".
Thomas Massie (R-KY) received $250,328 for a "yea" vote and no money at all for a "nay" vote and he still voted "nay."
Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) received $180,832 for a "yea" vote and no money at all for a "nay vote" and she still voted "nay."
Where did this kind of money come from? Those in favor of TPA were security brokers and investment companies who donated a whopping $11.3 million dollars for a "yea" vote. Big banking companies donated $10.1 million dollars.
In other words, Wall Street hashed out millions and millions of dollars to push for the passage of TPA. CONGRESS WAS BRIBED.
Uncle Sam has bent us over and raped us once again while we were distracted socially arguing over the confederate flag and gay marriage. Ain't America grand?
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