Thursday morning the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership was released online, free for any individual to peruse. Dauntingly, the details include 30 chapters of more than 2,000 pages throughout.
These 2,000 plus pages detail the possible partnership between 12 participating countries in a trade deal that the president promised would stimulate the American economy and the economy of every country who signs on to the agreement. It is clear that it is yet another way that legislation is being crafted in order to benefit large corporations and to line the pockets of those who dominate the markets. The TPP would threaten American jobs and reduce American wages, not to mention the effect it would have on the jobs and livelihoods of people abroad.
There are a wealth of resources online to help an interested person dissect the meaning of the gigantic document, but we urge you to explore the document yourself in order to learn the language of the agreement.
Don’t fret! You have 90 days to make it through the text before it will be given the up or down by Congress and then be sent to Obama for approval. Educate yourself.
You can find the full text of the TPP here.