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Response to Chakab (Reply #49)

Sun Jun 28, 2015, 05:56 AM

53. Because we elected the people we trust to handle these types of negotiations.

We have a gajillion elected officials in place to perform these functions, that's why we have elections. If every detail of these negotiations is scrutinized by every person (who gives a crap) in the USA, would it ever get finished? Someone is always going to pitch a fit about something. The people of the USA aren't a committee. We created a government of elected officials to form those committees and make those decisions in the best interests of the people.

Legal agreements are crafted by the best legal minds each entity has to offer, and each point is negotiated by the entities, giving something here, taking something there. These are round table discussions and countless drafts of each and every point in the agreement, with incredible details even down to simple phrases and wording; with sensitive and highly complicated legal issues involving global economics, taxation, import/export fees, highly objective and critical intellectual property & patent issues that have to stand the test of time for decades to come. They're not talking about building a playground in the park. 90% of Americans would read one paragraph of these types of documents and get cross - eyed before finishing the first paragraph.

I said this a short while ago; The TPP is going to happen, it has to happen, in fact, and it would be insanely ridiculous to not put this into place. Would you rather have it's finer points decided by President Obama, Mrs. Clinton or Jeb Bush? Because if it doesn't happen now, under Obama, it's going to happen under one of those two people. And, perish the though, but what if Jebbie gets his guns out and steals this next election too? Do you really want HIM to be the big decider on the TPP?

I'm playing it safe and sticking with trusting this President.

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