Obama still supports TPP, but now, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will not; WND: Might Obama not leave office?

Actual TPP countries in green, interested TPP countries in turquoise or light green (Wikipedia composite map)


Barack Obama is still pushing the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), but it may not make it:

August 3, 2016

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Barack Obama wants Congress to approve the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal his administration has been negotiating for nearly his entire time in office. The major candidates to replace him in January would rather not see that happen.

“Right now, I’m president and I’m for it,” Obama said Tuesday during a joint news conference with the prime minister of Singapore.

Obama made the case that the TPP would lower tariffs on U.S. goods while also making markets more fair for the country’s workers by forcing other nations to abide by stricter labor and environmental standards.

“What I also think is important is for people to recognize that the alternative is not TPP or some imaginary circumstance in which suddenly we’re able to sell goods around the world wherever we want,” he said. “The alternative is what we have today” a situation in which we don’t have as many protections around labor and environmental issues as we’d like; a situation in which there are countries like Japan that sell a lot of goods here, but that keep pretty restricted access for U.S. companies and U.S. workers to their markets.”

Republican candidate Donald Trump has been outspoken against the TPP and other trade agreements, vowing that he would renegotiate existing deals to make sure they benefit U.S. workers.

He said last month during an address at the Republican National Convention the TPP would “make America subject to the rulings of foreign governments” and destroy the country’s manufacturing sector.

“I pledge to never sign any trade agreement that hurts our workers or that diminishes our freedom and independence,” he said.  “Instead, I will make individual deals with individual countries.”

Trump said no one reads or understands massive international trade pacts.

A lengthy tome

The TPP runs more than 8,400 pages. The Obama administration says the agreement’s goal is to boost U.S. economic growth and create “high-quality American jobs” by increasing exports.

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton said during her tenure as Obama’s secretary of state that the TPP “sets the gold standard in trade agreements.”

But that comment came before the pact was finalized last year, well after she left the administration. Clinton now opposes the deal, saying that she would want to be able to tell middle-class workers it would raise their wages. She has concluded she could not.

“We have to trade with the rest of the world,” Clinton said during a debate in February. “We are 5 percent of the world’s population. We have to trade with the other 95 percent. And trade has to be reciprocal. That’s the way the global economy works. But we have failed to provide the basic safety net support that American workers need in order to be able to compete and win in the global economy.”

The platforms adopted by the Democratic and Republican parties at their July conventions also show opposition to the TPP. http://www.voanews.com/content/obama-wants-us-to-ratify-trade-deal-that-his-likely-successor-opposes/3446929.html

In my view, Hillary Clinton changed her position mainly because of Bernie Sanders, and slightly because of Donald Trump. If she is elected, she may decide to change the name of the deal and/or claim to make some changes so she can support it again. We will see.

A few years ago, a Russian source published the following from WIkiLeaks related to TPP:

Obama attempting to ram through unconstitutional secret treaty

WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more than 40 per cent of the world’s GDP. The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP Chief Negotiators summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013.

The TPP is the forerunner to the equally secret US-EU pact TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), for which President Obama initiated US-EU negotiations in January 2013. Together, the TPP and TTIP will cover more than 60 per cent of global GDP. Both pacts exclude China…

It has been previously revealed that only three individuals in each TPP nation have access to the full text of the agreement, while 600 ‘trade advisers’ – lobbyists guarding the interests of large US corporations such as Chevron, Halliburton, Monsanto and Walmart – are granted privileged access to crucial sections of the treaty text…

A final step to Corporate Fascism

With the US debt at over $200 trillion dollars and their grasp on control slipping, Obama and the corporations that have taken over the US Government are attempting to do anything they can to cling to power and enslave the populace.   http://voiceofrussia.com/2013_11_14/Obama-attempting-to-ram-through-unconstitutional-secret-treaty-3479/

As far as the constitutionality of this goes, the Obama Justice Department has already indicated that it wants to make international agreements that supersede the Constitution of the USA (see US Justice Department allegedly claiming that international treaties surpass US Constitution).

We will see if TPP gets past.

As far as trade deals go, in general, they are supposed to benefit both parties involved.

Yet as I warned about trade talks in the past, ultimately, some of the deals will not be good for the United States of America nor its Anglo-allies like Canada, Australia, or New Zealand who are parties to TPP, nor the UK which is not (though because of Brexit, it might want to be).

Trade disputes are likely to be one of the events that will help trigger the coming Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:21).

Europe is watching these TPP negotiations, while it works on large ones itself. There is a deal called TTIP which European leaders seem to believe will help propel European leadership in the 21st century. The current political movement in the the presidential race against TPP (as well as Brexit) are concerns in Europe.

As I have written for years, I believe that the time will come when trade disputes will prove disastrous for the USA.

We will see what the next major trade agreements may bring.

I was going to end this post with the above, then I saw the following from the editor of World News Daily (WND):

August 3, 2016

Barack Obama is a president known for unprecedented statements and behavior.

He lived up to that reputation this week when he asserted that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is “unfit to serve” as his successor.

It’s important to listen to the words he uttered and measure their implications carefully.

  • He said Trump would not abide by “norms and rules and common sense.”
  • He questioned whether he would “observe basic decency” should he reach the Oval Office.
  • He said he would have been disappointed to lose the elections of 2008 and 2012, but never doubted whether his rivals in those elections, John McCain and Mitt Romney, could function as president or had the knowledge to make government work. “That’s not the situation here,” he added.
  • He added Trump “doesn’t have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding, to occupy the most powerful position in the world.”
  • He said he was “woefully unprepared to do this job.”
  • Obama said Trump lacked knowledge about Europe, the Middle East and other parts of Asia.

It’s clear Obama has no use for Donald Trump. But that’s not really the point here.

Like it or not, and I don’t like it, Obama is the sitting president of the United States until Jan. 20, 2017.

The question this harsh, unprecedented attack by a sitting president on a major-party nominee to succeed him raises should be obvious: What happens if Donald Trump wins the election in November?

Given what Obama has said about Trump, would he not have an obligation to prevent Trump from assuming office? And what would that mean to the peaceful process America has enjoyed for more than two centuries of transitions of power? http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/the-obvious-question-no-ones-asking-obama/#4PFiKI7wM6uOBPFa.99

Barack Obama has made several brash and critical statements about Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump in the past few days. And should Donald Trump actually win, it would seem that Barack Obama’s comments would hurt the standing of a Donald Trump presidency internationally. In various ways, some of Barack Obama’s statements are unprecedented in USA history and do not seem at all “presidential.”

Throughout the years, many have wondered if Barack Obama would remain in the presidency when his current term ended. This is not at all likely.

About the only ‘legal’ way Barack Obama could stay would be by getting the US Supreme Court to somehow invalidate the November 2016 election and/or the Electorial College vote–this is seemingly impossible as there are not enough Democratic appointees on the Supreme Court. Consider also that the US Constitution limits the presidency to two terms–and Barack Obama’s second term will end on January 20, 2017.

The other way for Barack Obama to remain in office would seem to be to somehow declare martial law and somehow orchestrate a ‘military coup’ that would support him. As the rank-in-file military does not particularly love Barack Obama, that is not likely either. Although if there were a lot of riots if Donald Trump won, that could also be used as a reason to declare Marshall Law.

Sadly, we have seen more and more ‘unconstitutional’ behavior in the USA under the Barack Obama Administration.

And sadly, we will probably see a lot more of this no matter who is President of the United States on January 21, 2017.

All that being said, Barack Obama has said he want to see TPP enacted and that he plans to leave his office when this term expires.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

WTO/TTIP and the Babylonian Beast Will international trade agreements like WTO/TTIP/CETA lead to the fulfillment of end time prophecies concerning the Babylonian Beast power that the Book of Revelation warns against? What does the Bible teach? A related video would be WTO Trade Deal and the Rise of the European Beast Power.
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? Does God have 7,000 year plan? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2024 or 20xx? There is also a video titled The 6000 Year Plan: Is the end of humanity’s reign almost up? Here is a link to the article in Spanish: ¿Tiene Dios un plan de 6,000 años?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2016, 2017, or 2018? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2016 o 2017? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon videos: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives and Can the Great Tribulation begin before 2020? A shorter video is: Can the Great Tribulation Start in 2016?
Islands and Bible Prophecy What’s ahead for islands? What does the Bible prophesy about them?
Forbes’ Brexit Monster is the Beast of Revelation Various ones have been properly convinced that there is a plan for a European superstate. Forbes’ writer Tom Worstall wrote that the Brexit vote was about the United Kingdom “not joining the monster of the European Union to come.” The Bible tells of a Beast monster that will arise in the end times in Europe. Dr. Thiel cites news reports, as well as the Old and New Testaments, to show that the monster many fear will arise in Europe, despite the vote by the British to exit the European Union.
Post Brexit Prophecy On June 23, 2016, the voters of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) chose to leave the European Union. Now with this BRitish EXIT (Brexit) vote, what is prophesied to happen to the UK? Will the UK do well or be taken over and made slaves? Dr. Thiel explains from biblical prophecies what is ahead for the UK, Europe, and even the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. This is a video.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
China, Its Biblical Past and Future, Part 1: Genesis and Chinese Characters Where did the Chinese people come from? This article provides information showing that the Chinese peoples must have known about various accounts in the Book of Genesis up until their dispersion after the Tower of Babel. Here is a link to a version of this article in Spanish: ¿Prueban los caracteres chinos la exactitud de la Biblia?
China, Its Biblical Past and Future, Part 2: The Sabbath and Some of God’s Witness in China When did Christianity first come to China? And is there early evidence that they observed the seventh day sabbath?
Asia in Prophecy What is Ahead for Asia? Who are the “Kings of the East”? What will happen to nearly all the Chinese, Russians, Indians, and others of Asia? China in prophecy, where? Who has the 200,000,000 man army related to Armageddon? A YouTube video of interest may be Is China THE Threat to the United States of America?
The Eurasian Union, the Kings of the East, and Bible Prophecy Is there a Eurasian union that will be formed? Is one being formed right now? Are any leaders working on that in the 21st century? Does the Bible teach that there will be a Eurasian union? If some type of Eurasian union is formed, who might it benefit and who will it destroy? A related video would be Is The Eurasian Union Rising?
Korea in Prophecy, Any Witness? Where did the Korean people come from? Does God have a plan for the Koreans? Is Korea mentioned in any prophecies? Will Koreans be among the first in the Kingdom of God? Here is a machine-translated link to that article in Korean: 한국의 언어로 : 한국 예언, 모든 증인에?; here is a link to that article in Mandarin Chinese: 在预言中的韩国:有任何证人吗?
Japan, Its Biblical Past and Future, Part 1: Any Witness? Where did the Japanese people come from? Have they had any witness?
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