Clarity On The Issues

TPP & Trade Deals

Joe Kaufman For Congress Florida District 23

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a mostly secretive and controversial trade agreement which I do not support, and my opponent, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, does. When given the chance Schultz voted to fast-track. 

TPP is the brain trust of 500 official U.S. trade advisors representing corporate interests around the world.

It is an agreement comprising eleven other countries and allowing thousands of corporations to sue the U.S. government over violations of the new TPP entitlements for unlimited sums of money to be paid for by U.S. taxpayers. 

It expands the powers for corporations to attack our environmental and health safeguards and makes it easier for big corporations to ship American jobs overseas.

It increases the import of unsafe foods, threatens internet freedom, increases the cost of American pharmaceuticals, and undermines human rights. 

This is another trade agreement that sells the American worker, American taxpayer and American economy down the river.