Paul Ryan’s Pelosi Moment: You’ll Find Out What’s In Obamatrade AFTER We Pass It

This is intolerable. It’s bad enough when un-American Democrats try to prevent Americans from finding out what is in legislation, but now we have one of the House Republican’s leading members doing the same thing. Paul Ryan has essentially told America to sit down and shut up and wait for Congress to pass Obamatrade so that we can “find out what’s in it.”

You’ll remember that when Obamaare was being passed, the ignoramus from San Francisco, then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, said that we would all find out what was in Obamacare after it was passed into law.

Now we have Paul Ryan, thought of as one of the House’s leading fiscal conservatives, agreeing that the negotiations for Obama’s trade deal are secret and we’ll have to pass the thing before we lowly Americans are allowed to find out what is in it.

Chief Obamatrade proponent House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)60%
admitted during Congressional testimony on Wednesday evening that despite tons of claims from him and other Obamatrade supporters to the contrary, the process is highly secretive.

He also made a gaffe in his House Rules Committee testimony on par with former Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s push to pass Obamacare, in which she said infamously said: “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

“It’s declassified and made public once it’s agreed to,” Ryan said of Obamatrade in Rules Committee testimony on Wednesday during questioning from Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX).

What Ryan is trying to convince House Republicans to do is vote for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) which would fast-track at least three highly secretive trade deals—specifically the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP)—and potentially more deals.

Right now, TiSA and T-TIP text are completely secretive and unavailable for even members of Congress to read while TPP text is available for members to review—although they need to go to a secret room inside the Capitol where only members of Congress and certain staffers high-level security clearances, who can only go when members are present, can read the bill.

Now even the so-called fiscal conservatives of Congress are voting for secret deals that we lowly American citizens are not allowed to see?

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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