Curtis Ellis cites powers turned over to supranational commission under TPP.
Congress is getting ready to outsource itself.
Outsourcing has long been a dire threat to Americans who work for a living outside the Beltway. It hit blue-collar workers when companies took plants in Baltimore and moved them to Bangladesh. Countless thousands of white-collar Americans were kicked to the curb when tech companies brought in “temporary workers” from overseas.
Congress helped the process along with so-called free trade deals that are good for corporate campaign donors even as American workers “take it in the backside,” as Mike Huckabee so eloquently put it.
Now the chickens are coming home to roost, and Congress is next in line for outsourcing. Like the tech worker forced to train his cheaper foreign-born replacement, Congress is preparing to outsource itself.
The instrument Congress will use to destroy itself is the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping regulatory agreement involving 12 countries on three continents. It is, as Sen. Jeff Sessions correctly describes, one of the largest international compacts in the history of the United States. Its rules impact immigration, energy, environment, property rights and states rights.