King County (Washington State) Republican Party Says Vote NO On Labeling GMO Foods.Submitted by pawnstorm12 on Sun, 11/03/2013 - 03:12
First of all, these companies can use some of their FEDERAL FARM SUBSIDY MONEY to offset the added cost of having to label their GMO foods.
I received an email from the King County Republican Party with their 2013 General Election Endorsements and this is what they suggest on this initiative:
Initiative 522 (GMO Labeling) - NO!
But I voted YES to force big-Ag companies (like Monsanto and Dupont) to LABEL GMO Foods - Just the OPPOSITE of what GOP party leaders suggested.
Some considerations affecting my decision were:
1. The FEDERAL FARM SUBSIDIES and other Un-Constitutional hand-outs corporations like this receive.
2. The mischief they do to the small farmer (like forcing them to use certain seeds which Monsanto dictates etc).
3. Several of these corporations spent tons of money fighting this initiative. I wondered just why are they so against consumers knowing which are GMO foods and which are not?
So the question is: Are regulations like this a proper role of government? I say in this case it is (if for no other reason than the taxpayer money these companies receive).
Consider how many things the government does which it shouldn't.
You know, things like:
-Giving away billions upon billions of dollars in foreign aid or,
-Occupying lots of foreign nations,
-Undeclared acts of war (like drone bombing),
-Using our military to defend wealthy nations like Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Korea etc.,
-Giving away welfare to illegals living/working here,
-Bailing out unsuccessful businesses like banks, auto manufactureres, airlines etc,
-Using our military to defend the property of PRIVATE oil companies in the middle east etc.
So once again, like on so many other issues, the rotted republican party is WRONG.
They are bought and sold by big-agra, just like with the military industrial complex, so they do their bidding at the expense of information, transparency, open-government, and our national fiscal policy etc.