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(150,318 posts)
Mon Dec 22, 2014, 08:59 PM Dec 2014

Doctors Without Borders gives us another good reason to reject TPP:

Trading Away Health: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)

March 03, 2013

Unless damaging provisions are removed before negotiations are finalized, the TPP agreement is on track to become the most harmful trade pact ever for access to medicines in developing countries.

The TPP trade deal is currently being negotiated between the U.S. and ten other Pacific Rim nations. The negotiations are being conducted in secret, but leaked drafts of the agreement include aggressive intellectual property (IP) rules that would restrict access to affordable, lifesaving medicines for millions of people.

Proposed by U.S. negotiators, the IP rules enhance patent and data protections for pharmaceutical companies, dismantle public health safeguards enshrined in international law, and obstruct price-lowering generic competition for medicines.

The whole piece at the link: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news-stories/briefing-document/trading-away-health-trans-pacific-partnership-agreement-tpp

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Doctors Without Borders gives us another good reason to reject TPP: (Original Post) CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2014 OP
A big knr joeybee12 Dec 2014 #1
Please President Obama stop supporting this horrible bill. For the sake of the entire world. jwirr Dec 2014 #2
He is quite FOR the TPP, so is Reid, and Hillary helped write it. djean111 Dec 2014 #3
Not if enough of us speak up. Enthusiast Dec 2014 #16
Agreed and I would rather be one who speaks up than just gives up. jwirr Dec 2014 #21
Nah, I don't think so.... DeSwiss Dec 2014 #6
Obama works for the Corporations, not us. Typical Third Way DINO. blkmusclmachine Dec 2014 #10
It is his idea. I doubt that he will stop supporting it, though it is unlikely to ever pampango Dec 2014 #20
Why should we care if people in developing countries are sick? We can't catch anything from them. Scuba Dec 2014 #4
My DEAR Scuba... CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2014 #5
... Enthusiast Dec 2014 #17
Another BIG kick! countryjake Dec 2014 #7
Thanks! CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2014 #8
k and r niyad Dec 2014 #9
Hillary Clinton's Business Legacy at State Dept (leading part in drafting TPP) antigop Dec 2014 #11
Thank you for your link. CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2014 #12
You're welcome. She'd cater to the top 1%. nt antigop Dec 2014 #13
Oh, she sure would! n/t CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2014 #14
The TPP is toxic to humanity, and toxic the America. Faryn Balyncd Dec 2014 #15
Kicked and recommended a whole bunch! Enthusiast Dec 2014 #18
I appreciate your kick! The word needs to get out! n/t CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2014 #19
K&R liberal_at_heart Dec 2014 #22
K&R for exposure. JEB Dec 2014 #23
kick. nt antigop Dec 2014 #24
Kick for For-Profit Medicine. Octafish Dec 2014 #25
K&R! 2naSalit Dec 2014 #26


(14,255 posts)
3. He is quite FOR the TPP, so is Reid, and Hillary helped write it.
Mon Dec 22, 2014, 09:33 PM
Dec 2014

Your plea would fall on quite deaf ears. Plus, I think they want to fast track it now so Hillary doesn't have to answer questions about passing it.


(50,983 posts)
16. Not if enough of us speak up.
Tue Dec 23, 2014, 08:20 AM
Dec 2014

More need to hear about the destructive nature of TTP and the Atlantic equivalent.


(24,692 posts)
20. It is his idea. I doubt that he will stop supporting it, though it is unlikely to ever
Tue Dec 23, 2014, 12:11 PM
Dec 2014

see the light of day, anyway.

The second (aspect of Obama's economic policy regarding China) will be the pursuit of trade agreements that notably do not include China. The most important of these is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement among a growing list of nations bordering the Pacific. It is the Obama administration’s avowed aim to construct a TPP with standards so high — especially rules regarding labor rights, environmental standards and behavior by state-owned enterprises — that China could never join without transforming its economic system.


If there are tough standards for labor and the environment in the TPP when it is completed, republican majorities in the House and Senate will simply delete them. With 'fast track' republicans could not do this, which is why they will not pass that authority for Obama.

And Obama would be a fool to submit the TPP to Congress without 'fast track' for the very reason so my guess is that the TPP will never see the light of day.


(150,318 posts)
12. Thank you for your link.
Tue Dec 23, 2014, 12:05 AM
Dec 2014

I shudder to think what kind of President she would make. The TPP is just part of the package, along with warmongering, and the Keystone Pipeline.


(55,745 posts)
25. Kick for For-Profit Medicine.
Tue Dec 23, 2014, 10:14 PM
Dec 2014

Only a filthy communist hippie would think a noble concern like a Pharmaceutical Giant has no right to make a buck even if at everyone else's expense.

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