So the Tea Partiers were right, um, sort of: Obama is a socialist, but not one of those Marxist varieties.
Obama is a true blue corporate socialist, as in supporting profiteering by international fascist corporations.
The latest Wikileaks reveals TPP language to make sure that Big Pharma controls drug prices and future health care decisions by Medicare and other governmental programs. Truly non-Marxist.
According to an analysis of the leaked document by Jane Kelsey, a law professor at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, these rules are enough to expose national health authorities to legal challenges under TPP’s investor-state dispute settlement process, or ISDS. ISDS empowers companies to challenge countries’ domestic laws before a tribunal of international judges if they believe the laws unfairly limit investment. The tribunals have the power to impose significant fines on countries if their laws are found responsible for the investment hardship in question. While pharmaceutical companies could not challenge national health programs’ policies through ISDS, their grievances would be eligible for ISDS if the companies claimed the policies hindered investment.