There is a difference between disgusting and just plain gut-wrenching. So called ‘American’ Democrats – who, in all reality should be tried for treason – keep trying to prevent folks from reading legislation before passing it, are horrible enough to be disgusting. But when a Benedict Arnold from the Republican Party, Paul Ryan, tries the same thing, its absolutely gut wrenching. Paul Ryan has essentially told America to sit down and shut up and wait for Congress to pass Obamatrade so that we can “find out what’s in it.” Seriously, dude? Who does that? No one I voted for. You’re paid to read, so get crackin’:
Chief Obamatrade proponent House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)60%
admitted during Congressional testimony on Wednesday evening that despite tons of claims from him and other Obamatrade supporters to the contrary, the process is highly secretive.
He also made a gaffe in his House Rules Committee testimony on par with former Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s push to pass Obamacare, in which she said infamously said: “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
“It’s declassified and made public once it’s agreed to,” Ryan said of Obamatrade in Rules Committee testimony on Wednesday during questioning from Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX).
What Ryan is trying to convince House Republicans to do is vote for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) which would fast-track at least three highly secretive trade deals—specifically the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP)—and potentially more deals.
Right now, TiSA and T-TIP text are completely secretive and unavailable for even members of Congress to read while TPP text is available for members to review—although they need to go to a secret room inside the Capitol where only members of Congress and certain staffers high-level security clearances, who can only go when members are present, can read the bill.
So now, even the people who we voted for as ‘fiscal conservatives’ are back pedaling, voting on secret backroom deals that we lowly Americans can’t even read? Can you say RINO? My goodness, we at least deserve ro know the level of despair we are plummeting into economically. Seriously, folks, this is real. We have got to know the details before they vote, and before we are nothing more than a sham of democracy.
Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie, or email the author at KatieFMcGuire@gmail.com
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