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Connection's And Corruption

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posted on Jun, 12 2014 @ 08:56 AM
Over the years here on ATS we have made some interesting connections to people in the private business sector, that end up in powerful US government positions, and vice-versa.

How many people can we accumulate in one thread? How many dots can we connect?

What are the ethical implications of these types?

I would ask that if a member contributes please refrain for making this a partisan issue, this will help prevent thread drift, and unnecessary arguing. Thanks!

* Mods may add or delete any information to the OP for future organization.*

My contribution will be Michael Taylor.

My question to him would be "Mr. Taylor who do you actually work for?"

"He had been Monsanto's attorney before becoming policy chief at the FDA," Smith continues. "Soon after, he became Monsanto's vice president and chief lobbyist."

Adds Marion Nestle at Food Politics, Taylor has been with "Monsanto, FDA, USDA, Monsanto, private sector, university, FDA" and is "a classic example of the 'revolving door.'"

Learn more:

Who is Michael Taylor?

Little FYI for all the people that want to point fingers at political parties, examine the flow chart, and ponder on the years.

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posted on Jun, 12 2014 @ 09:07 AM
Yours being just one example of many I am sure .I cant imagine at this point that any political or corporate person of any significance is not placed in that revolving door . I am sure there is a waiting list for those who are not .It just takes time before there is no other option then to retire and move away from the public's view . ETA sometimes when you follow the money you find people you never heard of living the last days of their life that has amassed billions of dollars at the expense of the countries they abuse .

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posted on Jun, 12 2014 @ 09:14 AM
a reply to: Realtruth

Next meet Ms. Liz Fowler.

Health Care Reform architect originally from the healthcare industry, then top position for Healthcare Reform, then back to the healthcare industry.

So Ms. Fowler who do you actually work for?

WASHINGTON -- The White House defended its ethics record on Wednesday after reports surfaced that one of its top health care policy officials was leaving the administration to take a job at a pharmaceutical giant.

Liz Fowler left her post as deputy director of the Office of Consumer Information and Oversight at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a senior position in Johnson & Johnson's government affairs and policy group. According to Politico, which first reported the departure, Fowler would be leading the company's "global health policy," which has raised a few flags.

Info from older ATS thread

What was most amazing about all of that was that, before joining Baucus' office as the point person for the health care bill, Fowler was the Vice President for Public Policy and External Affairs (i.e. informal lobbying) at WellPoint, the nation's largest health insurance provider (before going to WellPoint, as well as after, Fowler had worked as Baucus' top health care aide). And when that health care bill was drafted, the person whom Fowler replaced as chief health counsel in Baucus' office, Michelle Easton, was lobbying for WellPoint as a principal at Tarplin, Downs, and Young.

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posted on Jun, 12 2014 @ 09:33 AM
Many people think of The Red Cross as a private charity. It is far from it.

The leading administrators and officials of the Red Cross are almost always drawn from the corporate boardroom or the military high command. Among the past chairs and presidents of the Red Cross are seven former generals or admirals and one ex-president.

The current president Marty Evans is a retired rear admiral and a director of the investment firm Lehman Brothers Holdings. Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, the chair of the Red Cross, is also CEO of Pace Communications, whose clients include United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and AT&T--a group of companies known for their vicious treatment of workers.

The Red Cross has become particularly tied up with the Republican Party in recent decades. Both McElveen-Hunter and Evans are Bush appointees--for her part, McElveen-Hunter has donated over $130,000 to the Republican Party since 2000.

Edit: this is old news. There is a new CEO now.

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