Power of Story
Send a Tweet        
- Advertisement -

Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 1 (1 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   4 comments
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
General News

The Smoking Gun Behind GOP Corruption

By       Message Roger Shuler     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

- Advertisement -
The Smoking Gun Behind GOP Corruption
Why is the modern Republican Party so corrupt?
Here is one theory: The party is corrupt because it is so beholden to dollars from the tobacco industry--and the tobacco industry has been grossly corrupt for years.
The work of a faculty member at the University of Alabama shows just how long the tobacco industry has been hoodwinking the American public--and what form that deception has taken.
- Advertisement -
Dr. Alan Blum is director of the university's Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society. And his work shows just how ruthless the tobacco industry has been in its desire to make money at the cost of Americans' health.
For example, Blum tells us that scientists knew about the link between smoking and lung cancer as early as 1939. But Big Tobacco fought off efforts to educate the public, and it was not until 1964 that the famous Surgeon General's report about the ill health effects of smoking was released.
And it took another 14 years for the American Medical Association to jump on board. Why? The AMA had been pretty much bought and sold by Big Tobacco's "research" dollars.
- Advertisement -
The tobacco industry has been one of the leading contributors to U.S. Chamber of Commerce efforts to have Republicans take over state courts in Alabama, Mississippi, and elsewhere.
Is it any wonder that today's Republican Party is so corrupt that many of its members can't even recognize monkey business when it is staring them in the face?
- Advertisement -

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

I live in Birmingham, Alabama, and work in higher education. I became interested in justice-related issues after experiencing gross judicial corruption in Alabama state courts. This corruption has a strong political component. The corrupt judges are (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon



Go To Commenting
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Boy Scouts and the Horrors of Their "Perversion Files"

Bush vs. Obama on Spending: It's No Contest

Why Is Karl Rove Planning to Visit the Backwoods of Alabama?

What's the Real Story Behind Karl Rove's Divorce?

Is "Morning Joe" Scarborough a Murderer?

Rove Might Be Trying To "Pull A Siegelman" With Julian Assange