Crooks in Congress [Part 1]

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After living nearly half her life through a haze of prescription drugs among a myriad of symptoms & side effects, Christina decided to take her physical & mental health into her own hands through a complete lifestyle alteration to a fully organic, whole-food based diet and use of medicinal plants & herbs. After healing herself naturally, Christina took to social media to inform others of the truth behind modern medicine & the systematic corruption she had stumbled upon. Currently, she can be found spreading knowledge via her Instagram page (@naturallygr0wn) and will soon be releasing her own blog to further her passion to help educate and heal others.
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Now that you’ve caught up with Monsanto’s checkered past in my previous post, I’m sure you’re asking yourself how the United Stated Government, the FDA, the EPA and the American people would allow Monsanto to continue to exist. The intricate web of deception, greed and dirty money is woven secretly, behind closed doors and away from the American public. We aren’t meant to know. We are fed distraction after distraction in order to keep the opinion of the public out of the courtroom, where these laws and bills are being freely passed.

There are many players in Monsanto’s cast of crooks. In fact, it’s been reported nearly ¼ of congress are on Monsanto’s payroll. Presidents included. To recent date, Monsanto has contributed (House) $96,500 to Democrats and $286,750 to Republicans and (Senate) $50,000 to Democrats and $95,500 to Republicans.

House

  • Aderholt, Robert B (R-AL) $10,000
  • Barrow, John (D-GA) $4,500
  • Bishop, Sanford (D-GA) $5,000
  • Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN) $2,500
  • Boehner, John (R-OH) $10,000
  • Bustos, Cheri (D-IL) $7,500
  • Butterfield, G K (D-NC) $2,500
  • Calvert, Ken (R-CA) $5,000
  • Camp, Dave (R-MI) $5,000
  • Cantor, Eric (R-VA) $5,750
  • Clay, William L Jr (D-MO) $10,000
  • Cleaver, Emanuel (D-MO) $5,000
  • Coffman, Mike (R-CO) $1,000
  • Conaway, Mike (R-TX) $10,000
  • Costa, Jim (D-CA) $3,000
  • Cramer, Kevin (R-ND) $3,000
  • Crawford, Rick (R-AR) $2,500
  • Davis, Rodney (R-IL) $10,000
  • Denham, Jeff (R-CA) $3,000
  • Dingell, Debbie (D-MI) $1,000
  • Ellmers, Renee (R-NC) $5,000
  • Enyart, William (D-IL) $3,500
  • Fincher, Steve (R-TN) $8,000
  • Fudge, Marcia L (D-OH) $2,500
  • Garamendi, John (D-CA) $3,000
  • Gibson, Chris (R-NY) $1,000
  • Graves, Sam (R-MO) $5,000
  • Griffin, Tim (R-AR) $2,000
  • Hartzler, Vicky (R-MO) $3,000
  • Hoyer, Steny H (D-MD) $5,000
  • Hudson, Richard (R-NC) $5,500
  • Hultgren, Randy (R-IL) $2,500
  • Jenkins, Lynn (R-KS) $4,500
  • Kelly, Robin (D-IL) $2,500
  • King, Steven A (R-IA) $2,000
  • Kinzinger, Adam (R-IL) $2,000
  • Labrador, Raul (R-ID) $2,000
  • LaMalfa, Doug (R-CA) $3,500
  • Latham, Tom (R-IA) $1,000
  • Loebsack, David (D-IA) $5,000
  • Long, Billy (R-MO) $7,500
  • Lucas, Frank D (R-OK) $10,000
  • Luetkemeyer, Blaine (R-MO) $7,500
  • McCarthy, Kevin (R-CA) $10,000
  • Neugebauer, Randy (R-TX) $3,000
  • Newhouse, Dan (R-WA) $5,000
  • Nolan, Rick (D-MN) $1,000
  • Nunes, Devin (R-CA) $5,000
  • Nunnelee, Alan (R-MS) $4,500
  • Owens, Bill (D-NY) $1,500
  • Paulsen, Erik (R-MN) $4,500
  • Peterson, Collin (D-MN) $10,000
  • Pompeo, Mike (R-KS) $1,000
  • Richmond, Cedric (D-LA) $4,000
  • Rogers, Hal (R-KY) $6,500
  • Rokita, Roskam, Peter (R-IL) $2,500
  • Rouzer, David (R-NC) $5,000
  • Scalise, Steve (R-LA) $2,500
  • Schock, Aaron (R-IL) $5,000
  • Schrader, Kurt (D-OR) $5,500
  • Scott, Austin (R-GA) $5,000
  • Scott, David (D-GA) $2,000
  • Shimkus, John M (R-IL) $4,000
  • Simpson, Mike (R-ID) $10,000
  • Smith, Adrian (R-NE) $10,000
  • Smith, Jason (R-MO) $7,500
  • Stutzman, Marlin (R-IN) $5,000
  • Takai, Mark (D-HI) $500
  • Terry, Lee (R-NE) $2,500
  • Thompson, Bennie G (D-MS) $10,000
  • Thompson, Glenn (R-PA) $4,000
  • Upton, Fred (R-MI) $5,000
  • Valadao, David (R-CA) $8,500
  • Wagner, Ann L (R-MO) $10,000
  • Walden, Greg (R-OR) $2,500
  • Walorski, Jackie (R-IN) $4,000
  • Walz, Timothy J (D-MN) $2,000
  • Womack, Steve (R-AR) $3,500
  • Yoder, Kevin (R-KS) $5,000
  • Young, David (R-IA) $6,000

Senate

  •  Ayotte, Kelly (R-NH) $6,500
  • Barrasso, John A (R-WY) $2,500
  • Baucus, Max (D-MT) $1,500
  • Boozman, John (R-AR) $2,000
  • Braley, Bruce (D-IA) $2,500
  • Capito, Shelley Moore (R-WV) $2,000
  • Casey, Bob (D-PA) $5,000
  • Chambliss, Saxby (R-GA) $5,000
  • Cochran, Thad (R-MS) $7,000
  • Cornyn, John (R-TX) $10,000
  • Daines, Steven (R-MT) $5,000
  • Donnelly, Joe (D-IN) $1,000
  • Durbin, Dick (D-IL) $7,000
  • Franken, Al (D-MN) $2,500
  • Gardner, Cory (R-CO) $10,000
  • Heitkamp, Heidi (D-ND) $6,000
  • Hoeven, John (R-ND) $2,500
  • Kingston, Jack (R-GA) $15,000
  • Kirk, Mark (R-IL) $1,000
  • Landrieu, Mary L (D-LA) $4,000
  • McCaskill, Claire (D-MO) $5,000
  • Moran, Jerry ,(R-KS) $2,000
  • Pryor, Mark (D-AR) $9,500
  • Risch, James E (R-ID) $5,500
  • Rounds, Mike (R-SD) $3,500
  • Sasse, Ben (R-NE) $5,000
  • Sessions, Jeff (R-AL) $2,000
  • Shelby, Richard C (R-AL) $3,500
  • Stabenow, Debbie (D-MI) $5,000
  • Thune, John (R-SD) $5,500
  • Wyden, Ron (D-OR) $1,000

As you can see, Monsanto clearly has the resources available to keep congress quiet & fed, all the while keeping their name out of dinner time conversations. With wealth comes power and with power, comes an incredibly powerful public relations firm. Estimated at $175 million dollars US, $300 million worldwide, Monsanto is represented by a firm named Burson-Marsteller. Burson-Marsteller was founded in 1953 by Harold Burson and William Marsteller. The firm operates 67 offices and 71 affiliate offices in 98 countries on 6 continents. Power. By the 1980’s, Burson-Marsteller became on the largest public relations firm in the world. It is interesting to note the former CEO Don Bae, was also former communications director for the Clinton administration. Harold Burson, dubbed the “Forefather of Public Relations” believes “public relations is synonymous with persuasion.” He also believes, according to the 93 year old’s active blog, “lobbying is not a dirty word.” How fitting for Monsanto.

William B. Marsteller, now deceased, was recruited in 1951 by Rockewell International (a manufacturing company) was found to have ties with the Department of Defense’s budget, contributing $175,233 to the 1982 Presidential election. Funds were contributed to all 10 of the members of the House subcommittee on defense appropriation. Aside from the founders, Burson-Marsteller has found itself among many controversial cases.

Burson-Marsteller has been a key political lobbyist in the 1990’s Asian financial crisis, 2002 extortion attempt on GlaxoSmithKline, 1982 Children’s Tylenol poisoning, Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station, Facebook’s anti-Google smear campaign of 2011 and were also made famous for smear and doubt campaigns to undermine concerns about second hand smoke for Phillip Morris in the 1990’s. Burson-Marsteller is also known to represent countries (Argentina & Indonesia) who find themselves facing human rights criticism. Yes, they have PR firms for that too!

Monsanto isn’t the kind of company to surround themselves with men and women committed to liberty, justice and the safety of the American public. They have instead chosen to appropriate their money to bribe and buy those put in power to protect us. The system has become inundated with men and women who are willing to vote based not on ethical and moral standards, but by dollar signs and corporate bullying. Although I mentioned quite a bit of names Monsanto has been able to buy, there is still a growing list of politicians, law makers, judges, doctors and healthcare professionals that we haven’t yet named. Meet me on my next post to find out about the key players responsible in aiding Monsanto’s rise to corporate power. Until then…love & light.

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