The government might be impotent when it comes to the corporations but their tigers when it comes to their own people.
All the same excuses will be used this time as was used with NAFTA. With a straight face we'll be told of the hundreds of American jobs that this bill will create when we're at last able to sell our goods to slave labors in North Korea, who will also as an aside be producing our goods, and impoverished Colombians. Then once this bill has been pushed through, our huge multi-national corporations will be able to cash in even bigger profits without paying taxes on it; as their mouthpieces in the American media will blame us for expecting a free lunch and for not getting serious when it comes to cutting our own social programs; and then these same companies will give these "elected officials" a little taste of the booty so they flood the airwaves in their districts to convince the rubes to keep voting for them so they can hurry back to Washington to take up their posts as a legislature for life. It is basically called the redistrubution of wealth upwards and here is
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GE, giving their total impartial view that will make them money. You can rest assure that its their voice behind Luke Russert's moving lips. http://laborspains.blogspot.com/2011/08/dylan-ratigan-knocks-down-little-lukes.html
I also point out the NAFTA Article. It's interesting to note how many of the same people in Washington have been rewarded with almost twenty years of gainful employment, in the nation's capital, for making decisions that cost their fellow citizens millions of jobs. http://laborspains.blogspot.com/2011/07/look-back-at-nafta-at-eighteen-and-what.html