A congressional coalition of progressive and conservatives defeated the TPP, but it will be voted on a second time on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. This treaty is the reason why they put Obama into the office of the Presidency - to get this treaty passed.
The TTP has provisions on immigration of hundreds of thousands of foreign workers under the abused H1B Visas (guest workers for big corporations - i.e., Bill Gates' Microsoft) They pay - mostly Indian H1B workers less than Americans, work them for longer hours. It's basically slave labor.
GATT - the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade of 1948, subjected to modifications of GATT of 1994, Bill Clinton - does not allow changes to the H1B Visas.
The TTP would give Obama singular power to negotiate trade deals. Paul Ryan, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker - all support the passage of the TTP.
Cicero, 106 BC - 43 BC, the greatest Roman orator and prose stylist - wrote:
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night of undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear."