HEALTH FREEDOM ALERT: The FDA just outlawed CBDs and hemp oil extracts by claiming all plant molecules now belong exclusively to Big Pharma. Problem loading page. OpenSecrets.org: Money in Politics. Here's how we fix corruption in America. WATCH: Congress won’t fix corruption.
We will. We are protecting our communities and our country from corruption by passing city, state and federal Anti-Corruption Acts. Problem = Corruption. Solution = Anti-Corruption Act. The American Anti-Corruption Act sets a standard for city, state and federal laws that break money’s grip on politics: Stop political bribery by making it illegal for elected officials to raise money from interests they regulate.End secret money by mandating full transparency of all political spending.Empower voters with an opt-in, individual tax rebate for small political donations.
Together, we’re building a nationwide movement to fix corruption. In communities across America, Represent.Us members are working together — conservatives, progressives and everyone in between — to pass local Anti-Corruption Acts. Every town, city, state and county has a unique political makeup, so every Anti-Corruption Act is uniquely tailored to the needs of each community. Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill. A decade in the making, the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is reaching its climax and as Congress hotly debates the biggest trade deal in a generation, its backers have turned on the cash spigot in the hopes of getting it passed.
“We’re very much in the endgame,” US trade representative Michael Froman told reporters over the weekend at a meeting of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum on the resort island of Boracay. His comments came days after TPP passed another crucial vote in the Senate. That vote, to give Barack Obama the authority to speed the bill through Congress, comes as the president’s own supporters, senior economists and a host of activists have lobbied against a pact they argue will favor big business but harm US jobs, fail to secure better conditions for workers overseas and undermine free speech online. The Best "Democracy" Money Can Buy: For Every Dollar Spent Influencing US Politics, Corporations Get $760 Back. The first time we read the recent analysis by the Sunlight Foundation in which it combed through 14 million corporate records, including data on campaign contributions, lobbying expenditures, federal budget allocations and spending, in order to determine the “rate of return” on lobbying and spending to buy political goodwill, we were left speechless.
To be sure, we had previously shown that when it comes to the rate of return on lobbying, the rates were simply staggering, and ranged anywhere between 5,900% for oil subsidies, to 22,000% for multinational tax breaks and even higher for America’s legal drug dealers. But nothing could prepare us for this. According to the foundation’s analysis, between 2007 and 2012, 200 of America’s most politically active corporations spent a combined $5.8 billion (with a B) on federal lobbying and campaign contributions. What they gave pales compared to what those same corporations got: $4.4 trillion (with a T) in federal business and support. Big Oil Gave $250,000 to Each Senator who Voted for Keystone XL. Speaker John Boehner Admits to Bribery. U.S. Congress Now Virtually 100% All-In on Ukraine’s War Against Russia; Americans Are at Least 67% Opposed.
Eric Zuesse Last night, December 11th, the U.S.
Senate voted unanimously as the U.S. House had previously voted 98%: to join Ukraine’s war against Russia and against Ukraine’s own ethnic Russians in Ukraine’s southeastern districts, in order to eliminate those resistant Ukrainians and their families. The U.S. is now throwing down the gauntlet to Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, and daring him to defend openly the ethnic Russians that the U.S. -installed Ukrainian Government is now trying to exterminate in the eastern districts, the places where the present Ukrainian Government is rejected by almost all of the residents. Why Hillary Clinton Should Not Be The Democratic Presidential Nominee Retiring Obama Administration Prosecutor Says the SEC Is Corrupt; Prior Reports Indicate Administration's Corruption. (image by US Govt) Bloomberg News reported, on April 8th, that a Securities and Exchange Commission prosecuting attorney, James Kidney, said at his recent retirement party on March 27th, that his prosecutions of Goldman Sachs and other mega-banks had been squelched by top people at the agency, because they "were more focused on getting high-paying jobs after their government service than on bringing difficult cases.
" He suggested that SEC officials knew that Wall Street would likely hire them after the SEC at much bigger pay than their government remuneration was, so long as the SEC wouldn't prosecute those megabank executives on any criminal charges for helping to cause the mortgage-backed securities scams and resulting 2008 economic crash. Obama: 'I Don't Care About the Public's Welfare'
Government Integrity Fund Action Network Recipients, 2012. U.S. Corruption: A Summary Of Recent Reports Dennis Kucinich: Three Members of Congress Just Reignited the Cold War While No One Was Looking. We’ve superimposed the congressional record on top of a photo of the chamber of the House of Representatives.
It shows H.R. 5859 passing by unanimous consent in the span of one second. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Late Thursday night, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a far-reaching Russia sanctions bill, a hydra-headed incubator of poisonous conflict. The second provocative anti-Russian legislation in a week, it further polarizes our relations with Russia, helping to cement a Russia-China alliance against Western hegemony, and undermines long-term America’s financial and physical security by handing the national treasury over to war profiteers.
Secretive White House Office For Lobbyists. In early 2011, after years of study, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration moved to reduce the permissible levels of silica dust wafted into the air by industrial processes like fracking, mining or cement manufacturing.
Inside the FDA Mafia. U.S. Corruption: A Summary of Recent Reports. Corruption threat to liberty(image by DonkeyHotey) www.flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/11001289643/: corruption threat to liberty" alt="From www.flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/11001289643/: corruption threat to liberty" width="300"> On 24 April 2014, Jake Bernstein at ProPublica headlined, "Judge Tosses Retaliation Lawsuit by Fired N.Y.
Fed Examiner," and reported that when Carmen Segarra, "a lawyer, was hired [on 31 October 2011] along with other examiners for her expertise in compliance," as part of the N.Y. Fed's new initiative to "ramp up its supervision of nine so-called 'Too-Big-To-Fail' financial institutions" and she found that "Goldman Sachs lacked a firm-wide conflict-of-interest policy," her three bosses ordered her to eliminate her finding, she refused to do so, and she was fired on 23 May 2012. Democrat leader reaped $1.1 million from sale of land he didn't own. By John Solomon And Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid collected a $1.1 million windfall on a Las Vegas land sale even though he hadn't personally owned the property for three years, property deeds show.
VIDEO: Reid land deal may violate rules In the process, Reid did not disclose to Congress an earlier sale in which he transferred his land to a company created by a friend and took a financial stake in that company, according to records and interviews. The Nevada Democrat's deal was engineered by Jay Brown, a longtime friend and former casino lawyer whose name surfaced in a major political bribery trial this summer and in other prior organized crime investigations. Retiring Obama Administration Prosecutor Says the SEC Is Corrupt; Prior Reports Indicate Administration's Corruption.
FBI Admits It's Not Really About Law Enforcement Any More; Ignores Lots Of Crimes To Focus On Creating Fake Terror Plots. A couple years ago, it was revealed that the FBI noted in one of its "counterterrorism training manuals" that FBI agents could "bend or suspend the law and impinge upon the freedoms of others," which seemed kind of odd for a government agency who claimed its "primary function" was "law enforcement.
" You'd think that playing by the rules would be kind of important. However, as John Hudson at Foreign Policy has noted, at some point last summer, the FBI quietly changed its fact sheet, so that it no longer says that "law enforcement" is its primary function, replacing it with "national security. " Of course, I thought we already had a "national security" agency -- known as the "National Security Agency.
" The Speaker's Pipe Dreams: Big Oil Investments Muddy Boehner's Message On Keystone XL. The Keystone XL Corporations Lining Speaker Boehner's Pockets.