Category Archives: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

TPP Open Comments End Next Wednesday

While our eyes and attention are diverted to watching and – in Iowa – participating in the 2016 presidential horse race, politicians of all stripe continue to work to pass the worst trade bill in American history. This is an … Continue reading

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Woah! What A Week!

‘The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.’ Martin Luther King, Jr. Just some quick comments on quite a historical week: There’s A New Flag In Town For those who feel that the state should … Continue reading

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Letter From NCEL Re: Fast Track Authority

Even though the boat may have sailed in the US senate, there still may be time to help stop it in the House. The following press release and letter were sent by the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators including Iowa … Continue reading

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Monsanto Preps For TPP – By Moving Overseas?

Considering the way that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has set up the Investor-State Dispute Settlement or ISDS process the only logical step for corporations who claim to be frustrated by US laws is to move their corporate headquarters out … Continue reading

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Call Your Congressman On TPP

In case you had not heard, there was a momentary euphoric feeling on Tuesday when the fast track authority couldn’t pass the muster of a super-majority now demanded for anything to happen in the senate. However after who knows what … Continue reading

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TPP Not About Trade

Flush the TPP by Ralph Scharnau This opinion piece is not about the newest bathroom tissue! Rather TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) refers to a free trade agreement among 12 countries, the United States, Canada, and Mexico as well as Australia, Brunei, … Continue reading

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Trade Treachery

As the Trans Pacific Partnership steams toward a senate vote, opposition has been coming from many quarters. This opposition needs to unite with a message that is coherent. However, that has been hard to do since no one except a … Continue reading

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Write Grassley And Ernst Regarding The TPP

Charles Grassley, like it or not, will be up for re-election in 2016. There is no time like the present to let him know what he should be doing for the people of Iowa. Joni Ernst is in her first … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren On TPP

A vote on the Trans Pacific Partnership may be coming soon and be rushed through quickly. Republicans will be pushing hard to get it passed, quietly. They will want it to pass with little fanfare because it will be toxic, … Continue reading

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Kim Reynolds Supports TPP: That Should Scare You

The following is a letter to the editor from Don Paulson. Mr. Paulson is chair of the Muscatine Democratic Party I get it now! Kim Reynolds was pulling an early April Fool’s Day joke with her 3/31/15 column urging passage … Continue reading

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