The vote by my representative, Congressman Derek Kilmer, in support of fast-tracking another job-killing trade agreement was a betrayal of the American people.
Nobody says we shouldn't trade, but so-called free trade agreements like NAFTA and now this Trans-Pacific Partnership kill American jobs so Walmart and other transnational corporations can make a vulture's profit from our once proud economy. TPP is treason in a trade deal because American jobs will disappear.
Fast-tracking trade agreements, negotiated in complete secret from the American people (not from corporations) destroy our democratic sovereignty. That's what Kilmer voted for on June 12.
Only transnational corporations loyal only to their profits benefit from short-circuiting democracy. TPP itself would allow foreign trade panels to veto American law. That is plain wrong.
Kilmer puts on a smiling face and calls himself a "New Democrat," but that is happy talk for being a corporate Democrat.