-- Vastly increase the cost of medicines.
-- Expose the United States to unsafe food and products.
-- Allow corporations through Trade Authority to challenge our environmental and health safeguards.
-- Allow corporations to sue countries for lost profits because new laws or regulations reduced their "expected profits."
-- Abolish GMO (genetically modified organism) labeling.
-- Lower International food safety standards.
-- Promote GMO seed monopolies.
Fighting the TPP is virtuous to those who cherish democracy, for the TPP is a form of government, an oligarchy if you will, set up outside and above its host countries with a sole purpose of enriching a select few by exploiting worldwide resources and human labor.
Citizens should contact their senators and congressmen and let them know you are opposed to Fast Track approval and further that you are not in favor of the TPP, which will cost hundreds of thousands of jobs and further exacerbate economic inequality.
Sparks, of Ronceverte, is a retired UAW legislative director.