Alan Grayson On Trans-Pacific Partnership: Obama Secrecy Hides ‘Assault On Democratic Government’
www.huffingtonpost.com, Zach Carter | 18 June 2013
. . . According to a document leaked in the summer of 2012, the deal would allow corporations to directly challenge government laws and regulations in international courts. . . .
“They maintain that the text is classified information. And I get clearance because I’m a member of Congress, but now they tell me that they don’t want me to talk to anybody about it because if I did, I’d be releasing classified information.”
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“Having seen what I’ve seen, I would characterize this as a gross abrogation of American sovereignty,” Grayson told HuffPost. “And I would further characterize it as a punch in the face to the middle class . . . ”
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“It’s all about tying the hands of democratically elected governments . . . ” Grayson said. . . .