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Free Trade, and the WTO is just about making rich people richer :(

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American can no longer label tuna products as “dolphin safe”
If you thought our government was in charge of making laws – think again. It turns out the World Trade Organization is telling us what to do. Yesterday – the WTO took a bite out of US sovereignty – ruling that American can no longer label tuna products as “dolphin safe.” Why? Because such labeling could restrict the purchase of certain foreign tuna products – thus limiting “free trade” in America.
So now with no incentive to catch dolphin-safe tuna – expect transnational corporate seafood companies around the world to go gangbusters scooping up tuna out of the ocean with no regard to what else might get trapped in their nets. The US has lost 9 out of every 10 cases in front of the WTO since joining the organization in 1995 – so where are the Tea Party protests on this important issue of sovereignty?
Oh right – their corporate founders love free trade – even though it screws America.
-Thom
(Should the US stay in the WTO? Tell us here.)

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Published in: on May 25, 2011 at 1:04 am  Leave a Comment  
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The Demise of the Tea Party

” a large group of politically naive white voters who are being manipulated to vote against their best interests by radical millionaires and billionaires like the Koch brothers and Dick Armey”
WELL SAID!

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Is the demise of the Tea Party near?
Is the demise of the Tea Party near? According to a new CNN poll – the Tea Party’s favorability rating has sunk to an all-time low – just 32%. And 47% of respondents view Tea Partiers negatively. The poll is on the heels of nearly three months of Tea Party rule in the House of Representatives that’s seen nothing accomplished on jobs or getting our economy moving again. And this week – there are reports that Tea Party Republicans are threatening to shut the government down unless they get everything they want in budget negotiations.
Maybe people are finally starting to see the Tea Party for what it really is – a large group of politically naïve white voters who are being manipulated to vote against their best interests by radical millionaires and billionaires like the Koch brothers and Dick Armey.
-Thom
(What do you think will happen to the Tea Party now? Tell us here.)

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Published in: on April 1, 2011 at 10:19 am  Leave a Comment  
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