Dr Paul Craig Roberts (born April 3, 1939) is an American economist, author and blogger. He served for one year as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan administration. He is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service. Wikipedia
I put it to you that he is a man who has been firmly embedded in the Ruling elite of the US. I tend to take his words serious. In the interview below he states unequivocally that every representative of every country involved in the TPP negotiations has been bought.
I dare say that Tim Groser’s new post and an 11 million pad to live in while in the US goes a bit towards a bribe but I reckon he has been awarded way more handsomely than what we will ever be able to find out.