The New York Times wants environmentalists to get off their TTIP
Dean Baker is on a tear about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership:
The article tells us that the TTIP appears to be facing troubles because of the opposition of environmental and consumer groups and the recent spying scandal in Germany. This opposition is presented as sort of tragic given the need for a deal...
But the piece goes on to tell us that the negotiators are interested in much more than eliminating trade barriers. According to the article, they want to take away Europeans' right to set their own health, safety, and pollution standards. The article tells readers that the working proposal is that if a product meets standards in either the U.S. or Europe then it can be sold in both places.
This is all a ploy by Pepsi to put brominated vegetable oil back in their Mountain Dew.
By fnord12 | July 15, 2014, 10:12 AM | Liberal Outrage