Free Trade Agreement Reached with 12 Nations

TPP Trojan HorseThe U.S. and 11 other Pacific rim nations agreed Monday on the Trans-Pacific Partnership which simplifies trading between partners. It is purported to affect 40 percent of the world’s economy.

A White House spokesman says more than 18,000 taxes imposed on America exports by Pacific rim nations will be eliminated, while import taxes on foreign goods to the U.S. will be cut. 

Donald Trump, current frontrunner in the GOP presidential race, is vehemently opposed to TPP. He believes American jobs are at risk and only countries like China and Japan, and large American corporations, will benefit.

  • TPP was negotiated without the details being disclosed
  • All TPP partners were already U.S. trading partners
  • Some countries can manipulate their currency to seek unfair advantage
  • TPA fast-track, which prohibits any amendments, was added to TPP and approved by Congress earlier this year
  • Congress will vote on TPP in December or January

Other presidential candidates who will work to fight TPP include Dr. Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee, and Rick Santorum. Although only Paul, Cruz and Santorum are in Congress and can vote, we can hope this issue is thoroughly discussed in the media so its hidden details will be revealed.

How to Pray: May God expose the failures and/or benefits of the TPP. If this is going to cost American jobs or in any way harm our country, Father, we ask that you torpedo this agreement. 

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