The end result of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) passed by a traitorous Congress will be to reduce America to a third world wasteland on par with Mexico where the median household income is $4,500.
The idea behind the so-called trade agreement is to replace and expand NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement passed by the supposed liberal president Bill Clinton.
“NAFTA was supposed to create 200,000 new jobs through increased exports to Mexico but, by 2010, growing trade deficits with Mexico had eliminated 682,900 U.S. jobs, with job losses in every U.S. state and congressional district,” write Robert E. Scott for the Economic Policy Institute.
NAFTA streamlined the process of moving manufacturing jobs from the United States to Mexico and eventually China and now Vietnam where the monthly salary is around $150 per month.
NAFTA resulted in the loss of around 5 million U.S. manufacturing jobs and the TPP will dramatically increase the losses.
40 million more U.S. jobs could be sent offshore over the next two decades if the current trend deindustrializing America continues under TPP, notes Professor Alan Blinder of Princeton University.
In addition to sending jobs offshore, the TPP will significantly decrease the wages of non-college degree workers.
Scott writes that “expanded trade with low-wage countries has reduced the annual wages of a typical worker by $1,800 per year. Given that there are roughly 100 million non-college-educated workers in the U.S. economy (about 70 percent of the labor force), the scale of wage losses suffered by this group translates to roughly $180 billion.”
“The TPP’s implications on the poor and working class of the United States are grave and serious. From information gathered thus far it is known that the TPP would drive down wages even further,” writes the Rev. Bruce Wright, President’s Commission on Ending Homelessness.
The corporate trade agreement will create a “potentially dramatic increase in poverty, unemployment, and homelessness due to decreasing wages, further joblessness, and increased health costs.”
The federal government’s Census Bureau reports half of the United States population is now living at or below the poverty line. Median household income adjusted for inflation has declined for five years in a row.
“During the four years that marked President Barack Obama’s first term in office, the real median income of American households dropped by $2,627 and the number of people in poverty increased by approximately 6,667,000, according to data released today by the Census Bureau,” CNSNews reported in September, 2013.
More than 50 percent of the population — 165 million of 308 million Americans — receive some sort of government assistance and the number of Americans on welfare has increased from 97 million to 107 million since Obama took office.
The New Corporate Serfdom
This corporate drive to impoverish humanity and consolidate wealth and power is part of a process designed to reinvent and modernize the feudal system of the Middle Ages. The new serfdom now emerging will not simply control Europe, but the entire world under the rule of a globalist government.
In the Middle Ages under monarchical feudalism peasants were slaves who had no rights, were perniciously taxed, were forced to turn over the best part of their harvest to manorial lords, were not allowed to own oxen or horses, hunt (under penalty of death) and had to ask permission to move or get married. They were not allowed to own weapons.
As Daisy Luther notes, a return to this system is now emerging. From globalist trade agreements and corporate monopolization and ever increasing government regulation, today’s oligarchs are ushering in a return to serfdom.
“Agenda 21, a document devised by the United Nations, goes even further to separate the 90% from the 10%,” she writes. “In the name of tree-hugging largess, A-21 is quietly working to round up the peasants and place them in cities, with massive restrictions on their movement. Through public transit that only goes to certain places, A-21 is ‘keeping the peasants on the estate.’ People are shoehorned into tiny apartments with no opportunity to become self-sufficient and grow their own food. Using ‘national land’ (parks) requires payment in many areas. Even the collection and use of rainwater is being targeted by Agenda 21, sending the very clear message: WE OWN EVERYTHING.”
TPP is about the global elite not only owning everything but also reducing humanity to a state of grinding poverty. People on the edge of starvation and homelessness are less concerned with liberty and overthrowing the elite and their minions than merely surviving.