The Pardu

The Pardu
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Monsanto Bill Signed A Midst Government Funding Bill

Repost source linked below.  

If you want to see the classic example of the American Legislative Exchange at work, look in Missouri. Roy Blount (R) and supporter of Todd "Legitimate Rape Akin", succeeded in slipping the Monsanto Bill into the federal government greater funding bill.  

Inactivity and passivity fuels people who may not share the best interest of the  majority.  ~The Pardu

This is now the law of the land...........another win for Monsanto.

The provision's language was apparently written in collusion with Monsanto. Lawmakers and companies working together to craft legislation is by no means a rare occurrence in this day and age. But the fact that Sen. Roy Blunt, Republican of Missouri, actually worked with Monsanto on a provision that in effect allows them to keep selling seeds, which can then go on to be planted, even if it is found to be harmful to consumers, is stunning. It's just another example of corporations bending Congress to their will, and it's one that could have dire risks for public health in America.

Inside The 'Monsanto Protection Act'
The "Monsanto protection Act" was slipped in as a rider on the bill to stop Government shut down. Very few even knew it was in there. It is temporary so the bigger stink we make of it the better chance that it will not be extended past the 6 months it is in effect. This is a great time to put pressure on Obama to issue an EO to demand they label GMO foods now. Let's use this as an opportunity to inform people and get them to petition the White House for labeling and to never extend this travesty. When people are outraged they TAKE ACTION!





Let's take a look at Roy Blount and campaign contributions. Under Top 5 Contributors "click view more data".....Scroll down a bit. (Roy Blount)


Roy Blunt

Select cycle and data to include:
  • Campaign Cmte Only
  • Leadership PAC Profile Only
  • Campaign Cmte & Leadership PAC Combined

Committee Assignments: 

Leadership PAC (1): 

Cycle Fundraising, 2007 - 2012, Campaign Cmte

Raised: $13,047,770 Sparklines Explanation coming soon
Spent: $13,309,444
Cash on Hand: $74,733
Debts: $0
Last Report:Monday, December 31, 2012

Top 5 Contributors, 2007-2012, Campaign Cmte

Crawford Group$110,950$85,950$25,000
Elliott Management$96,442$96,442$0
Jones Financial Companies$79,300$63,300$16,000
Northwestern Mutual$77,200$65,200$12,000

Top 5 Industries, 2007-2012, Campaign Cmte

Securities & Investment$796,719$710,219$86,500
Leadership PACs$525,703$0$525,703
Lawyers/Law Firms$474,247$351,647$122,600
Health Professionals$455,780$289,280$166,500

Total Raised vs. Average Raised

2009-2010 Fundraising

Cycle Source of Funds, 2007-2012, Campaign Cmte only

Individual Contributions About Size of Contributions
 - Small Individual Contributions
 - Large Individual Contributions
$658,483 (5%)
$7,368,607 (56%)
legendPAC Contributions$3,661,541(28%)
legendCandidate self-financing$0(0%)

NOTE: All the numbers on this page are for the 2007-2012 election cycle and based on Federal Election Commission data available electronically on March 27, 2013 (for Fundraising totals, Source of Funds and Total Raised vs Average) and on February 18, 2013 for Top Contributors and Industries. In the "Source of Funds" chart, "Large Individual Contributions" refer to all contributions from unique individuals aggregating to more than $200 within a cycle, and "Small Individual Contributions" refer to all contributions from unique individuals totaling $200 or less within a cycle. ("Help! The numbers don't add up...")
The organizations themselves did not donaterather the money came from the organizations' PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
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