We know how Fast Track works because the President had it when we joined NAFTA. Among its obnoxious provisions is allowing the president to appoint 700 industry advisers (probably lobbyists), and they are given access to confidential negotiating documents that are denied to Congress and the U.S. public. Obama is pressing hard for immediate passage of Fast Track so he will have a free hand in making deals with foreign countries. Already in the fast lane is a new trade treaty called the Trans-Pacific Partnership with eleven countries: Mexico, Canada, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Chile, and a country named Brunei.
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