Be “the Wave” That Sweeps Away TPP

Jim Hightower Author, Commentator, America’s Number One Populist

Suddenly, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is in the news!

After years of negotiating the TPP behind closed doors, the corporate and governmental elites who’ve drafted this Declaration of Corporate Dependence are now demanding that our congress critters rubber-stamp it, pronto. Most Americans have never even heard of it, and that’s not by accident. In fact, all you need to know about TPP is that the Powers That Be don’t want you to know anything about it – what it is, what’s in it, where came from… nothing.

Trust us, they’re now saying, for this is a phantasmagorical free trade agreement that’ll deliver a 7-course dinner to everyone! “Trust Us?” I’d sooner trust a pack of coyotes with my last lamb chop! In fact, every bit of that 7-course dinner – the Dom Pérignon, truffled pâté, Beluga caviar, Chateaubriand, Cabernet Sauvignon, chocolate soufflé, Grande Marnier – goes to the corporate elites who effectively dictated this thing. They were part of the insider process that intentionally kept you and me from having a seat at the negotiating table. As the age-old adage puts it: “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.”

That’s why there’s such a rush to railroad this “free trade agreement” through Congress. It’s not free, not about trade, and We The People would never agree to it. As the New York Times recently reported, the corporate beneficiaries of TPP know they must get Congress to approve it before the public learns what a raw deal it is – and before “a wave of opposition can sweep it away.”

You and I are that wave! Let’s build it into a political tsunami that sweeps through Washington, cleansing it of the immoral hypocrisy of those attempting to usurp our people’s democratic sovereignty. For the lowdown on this, go to


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National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow, Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be – consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks. Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower believes that the true political spectrum is not right to left but top to bottom, and he has become a leading national voice for the 80 percent of the public who no longer find themselves within shouting distance of the Washington and Wall Street powers at the top. He publishes a populist political newsletter, “The Hightower Lowdown.” He is a New York Times best-selling author, and has written seven books including, Thieves In High Places: They’ve Stolen Our Country And It’s Time To Take It Back; If the Gods Had Meant Us To Vote They Would Have Given Us Candidates; and There’s Nothing In the Middle Of the Road But Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos. His newspaper column is distributed nationally by Creators Syndicate.