Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Who, What, and Why of the Monsanto Protection Bill

Monsanto's best friend, Claire McCaskill

Top Candidate Recipients in 2011-2012 for Monsanto Money

Claire McCaskill (D-MO) $32,524
Barack Obama (D) $23,725
Roy Blunt (R-MO) $20,000
Ann L. Wagner (R-MO) $18,500
Mike Simpson (R-ID) $13,750

The Monsanto Protection Bill originated in the Senate so it's a pretty safe bet it was Claire McCaskill who added it to the so-called emergency spending bill. It's no accident that she was the top recipient of money from them in the 2011-2012 election period. We can't say 100% for certain because for some strange reason it was top secret. Gee, can you imagine that? But there is an old saying, "Follow the Money".

A number of President Obama's apologists in the blogosphere have said things like 'he had no choice, it was part of spending bill'. Wrong, 100% wrong.

Do you think it is any accident that he is the number two recipient of campaign donations from Monsanto? If President Obama really had any problems with the bill, which gives Monsanto unlimited legal immunity against all lawsuits both criminal and civil, he could have called his good friend Claire McCaskill and said "Pull it". If Claire persisted, he could then said "I will veto it". So please, bloggers, stop making excuses for Obama as he sells out yet another time. It's long past time to recognize President Obama isn't the progressive he pretends to be.

One final note, I am 100% for science, and Monsanto has done some great things in improving crop yields, but there is no valid reason to give them blanket immunity. I consider myself a good person, but I would hardly expect to have blanket immunity if I got drunk and drove on a school playground and killed 20 kids. I am not saying Monsanto has done anything wrong [besides their dubious claims to gene patients], but say their latest genetically modified corn killed 10,000 people because of food allergens that were never there before? What if that gene contaminated our whole food supply? Should we just say "whoopsie"? Hell no. They need to be held to the same standard as anyone else who can't afford to bribe congress and the president.

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