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TPP would give corporations right to challenge sovereign laws

To The Daily Sun,

I'm about to make a small donation (fourth time) to Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. Easy enough to do, going online to his official site.

Bernie has things to say about the Trans Pacific Pact, last free trade agreement of the 20th century bleeding into our second decade of the 21st century (because we didn't learn last century with H. Ross Perot's 1992-campaign prediction of "sucking sound of jobs leaving the country" coming true). How long have we heard praises for the better fair trade agreements, connected mostly at this time with our coffee buying and chocolate bar buying? Obama and his conservative party members and the Republicans who love these deals, well representing Wall Street and international corporations, really want this TPP deal to happen.

Bernie says: "The TPP would give multinational corporations the ability to challenge laws passed in the United States that could negatively impact their 'expected future profits'.'\ For example, a French waste management firm has sued Egypt for over $100 million for increasing the minimum wage and improving labor laws. Egypt's "crime" in this case is trying to improve life for their low-wage workers. Or Vattenfall, a Swedish energy company, has used this process to sue Germany for $5 billion over its decision to phase out nuclear power. Should the people of Germany have the right to make energy choices on their own or should these decisions be left in the hands of an un-elected international tribunal?"

We face the same threats here in the U.S. of A. if the TPP passes. Bernie stands up for our best, ordinary-people interests. Support Bernie. Feel the Bern.

Lynn Rudmin Chong
Sanbornton

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Can't agree that I have moral oblication to take in Syrian refugees

To The Daily Sun,

With all due respect to Jack Landow's letter of Oct. 6, I must respond.

We have a moral obligation to extend the arm of sanctuary to these Syrian's? I'm sorry I really can't agree.

Perhaps at one time this would be true ... perhaps it still is; however, it begs the question: Who is going to pay for their housing, their clothing, their food, their schooling and their transportation? They can't. They're refugees ... no jobs, no income, nothing but what they brought with them.

This country is already strapped to its limits with taxes, no jobs, many, too many welfare recipients and food stamp recipients, many through no fault of their own. There are no jobs. They're being shipped out. Our president doesn't see fit to help us, he keeps taxing us. He's put this country into the worst debt ever in just 6 1/2 years. All the other presidents together never amassed this amount of debt.

Next. do you want raping, pillaging, and looting to become more commonplace? All you have to do is look what they're doing to their "hosts" in Europe, not only are they raping the European women, they're forcing the government (in Germany) to have people leave their homes so these refugees have a place to live. Now where will those people find new homes?

I'm sorry, I don't agree, I think we need to keep our country safe and secure and free from any possible terrorist sneaking in under the guise of a refugee and I don't think we need to spend our hard-earned money taking care of them when it's almost impossible to take care of ourselves some days.

Judi Leavitt
Laconia

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