Bill Moyers: The Corporate Plot That Obama and Corporate Lobbyists Don’t Want You to Know About


Alternet has the article Bill Moyers: The Corporate Plot That Obama and Corporate Lobbyists Don’t Want You to Know About which includes the video below and a transcript of it. The Alternet article sums up the discussion by quoting the interviwees:

And some vigilant independent watchdogs are tracking the negotiations with sources they trust, including Dean Baker and Yves Smith, who join Moyers & Company this week. Both have written extensively about the TPP and tell Bill the pact actually has very little to do with free trade.

Instead, says Dean Baker, co-director of the  Center for Economic and Policy Research, “This really is a deal that’s being negotiated by corporations for corporations and any benefit it provides to the bulk of the population of this country will be purely incidental.” Yves Smith, an investment banking expert who runs the  Naked Capitalism blog adds: “There would be no reason to keep it so secret if it was in the interest of the public.”


This story shows how badly we have been betrayed by all of our political leaders including Barack Obama. The trouble is that if we didn’t have Obama, the betrayal would be faster and more severe. On the other hand, it might be so much more blatant that the revolt would start sooner. I must admit, I have an ulterior motive here. At my age, I can envision the end of my time here on earth. It would be nice if things did not deteriorate so fast that the revolution has to come while I am still here.

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