“There are four million ex-soldiers in the UK, 400,000 of them in Scotland. We estimate that about 10,000 are homeless, and the situation is going to get worse with the Army cuts to come next year.
I find it fascinating that the Republican Party puts Paul Ryan forward as their leading economist in the Congress. I find his budget and policies naive, incompetent, and heartless. Partly as a result of thinking such as his American children by the millions are in poverty. Here are the facts.
The arguments for fast-track are completely ridiculous.
The terms of the TPP and the TiSA are so secret that drafts of the negotiations are to remain classified for four years or five years, respectively, after the deals have been passed into law. How can laws be enforced against people and governments who are not allowed to know what was negotiated?
The TPP, TiSA and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (or TTIP, which covers Europe) will collectively encompass three-fourths of the world’s GDP; and they ultimately seek to encompass nearly 90 percent of GDP. Despite this enormous global impact, fast-track authority would allow the President to sign the deals before their terms have been made public, and send implementing legislation to Congress that cannot be amended or filibustered and is not subject to the constitutional requirement of a two-thirds treaty vote. Read full article.