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Letter: If Congress passes TiSA U.S. workers will suffer

If Congress passes TiSA U.S. workers will suffer

I am writing in regard to the proposed Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). To all high school and college students: Your future jobs and economic freedom are being negotiated in Washington in secret, behind-closed-door negotiations as a tradeable commodity.

I did not see the attending politicians on the list, but then I remembered the conservative U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, creating first- and second-class political citizens, allowing Congress to become a tradeable commodity with unlimited amounts of money in politics.

Just Google John Boehner handing out checks from tobacco lobbyists on the congressional floor, or the money spent on both parties in Congress to repeal the Glass–Steagall Act. The financial crisis would not have happened at all if this law had remained intact, preventing the banks from using insured depositories to underwrite private securities and dump them on their own customers.

And then there’s NAFTA! Millions of jobs were lost because 99 percent of congressional votes are for these corporate socialists and not for the American middle-class voters.

Here is an extreme example of this extreme trade agreement, TiSA. Say a multinational corporation wants to build a hospital, school or factory in town. Under the Natural Movement of Persons proposal, it can bring in all construction crews and supplies from overseas and build the structures without local input or regulations and rotate staffs of foreign workers at these facilities, and the locals cannot infringe upon their rights to profit under TiSA.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is running for president and who doesn’t have corporate logos all over his suit, wouldn’t sign it.

Frank Testman

Sanborn