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Conflict of Interest Appointees in Obama Cabinet
3 years ago
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A compilation of conflict of interest appointments in the Obama cabinet [that are in addition to the recent one of Mary Jo White (big banks defense lawyer) to the Security & Exchange Commission]


TO BE FAIR, Bush had a few of these as well.


☠ Vilsack has repeatedly demonstrated a preference for large industrial farms and genetically modified crops; as Iowa state governor, he originated the seed pre-emption bill in 2005, effectively blocking local communities from regulating where genetically engineered crops would be grown; additionally, Vilsack was the founder and former chair of the Governor's Biotechnology Partnership, and was named Governor of the Year by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, an industry lobbying group. Obama appointed him as Secretary of Agriculture of the USDA. 

☠ In 1981 Michael Taylor went into private practice at King & Spalding, a law firm, one client of which was the biotechnology company Monsanto, where he established and led the firm's food and drug law practice. Obama appointed him as Deputy Commissioner for Foods, FDA.

☠ Attorney General – Eric Holder...a member of the American Constitution Society, a ACLU-type group dedicated to destroying much the Constitution in order to make it “relevant” to the modern world.

☠ Roger N. Beachy, in 2001, was awarded the Wolf Prize in Agriculture "for the use of recombinant DNA technology, to revolutionize plant and animal sciences, paving the way for applications to neighboring fields". In 2009 – Dr. Roger N. Beachy, the founding President of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, MO, was appointed the first Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture by Obama! 

3 years ago

Am i shocked NO because they all do it and it is time to clean up Wash. D.C. once and for all


The GOP is just as corrupt as the democats, maybe more so.


what a joke this nation has become, it is run by a bunch of thieves, wheeler dealers, I don't esp. like Sean Hannity as he is so darn biased but he did a good show on BOOMTOWN - Wash. D.C.   it is an eye opener and he did not point fingers at obama for once.

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