Where does the Money go?

Where does the Money go?

By Thomas Costello

As more and more people become awakened to the truth that the system is stacked against the majority of Americans on multiple levels they are seeing that many of the issues people face today are directly related to each other. As the rise against Monsanto, Nestle, and other corporate evil doers continues to gain momentum more people join in marches, sign petitions, and join boycotts. Some impact can be seen as Monsanto has cut jobs, been sued successfully, and has seen some losses due to what many hope are their tireless efforts in these campaigns to get GMOs either labeled or banned completely as well as banning the use of chemical poisons on crops that cause harm in the environment all the way up the food chain. While this is fantastic news the fight is far from over.
While the people fight to cause some dents in the armor of Monsanto it is easy to forget that there are corporations much larger than Monsanto will ever be, even if they combined with their competitors. The Capital Group alone has assets of around 1.4 trillion USD under management. The companies that have allowed companies like Monsanto and others like them to get as large as they have are the ones who hold major shares in Monsanto such as The Vanguard Group, State Street Corporation, Capital World Investors, Franklin Resources Inc. and many more, which we will call Big Money. With a simple vote in most cases Big Money can change the direction of companies like Whole Foods, Costco, Kroger’s, Target, and Walmart, who also have some of the same major shareholders as Monsanto by the way, which shows that Big Money has helped these large chains and super-centers excel while pushing too many privately owned businesses out of operation.
In the same league with Monsanto there are Syngenta, Dow Chemical Co, Du Pont and more that we will refer to as Big Chem, who are also entangled with pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Merck, and Novartis to name a few, which we will call Big Pharma. A great example is Monsanto and Pfizer and the one thing that most of Big Chem and Big Pharma have in common is, you guessed it, Big Money.GREED
Taking it yet a step further we find that Big money also backs most of the favorite brands of shoppers to their local branch banks such as Kellogg’s, General Mills, Pepsi Co., Bank of America, PNC, Citizens bank or Citizens financial group along with many others by being major shareholders in these businesses.
As if having Big Money controlling so much of what, where, and how people get what they need is not enough it is very obvious that Big Money controls most of what happens in the political arenas. Senator Bernie Sanders sees the domination of Big Money and it seems is the only candidate prepared to stand up to the problem by relying upon The People to join his political revolution.
The days of helping just for the sake of doing it are fading fast due to greed, power hungry corporate puppets, and the profit starved investors like Big Money, that have their hands in everything from your food, medicine, agriculture, banking, politics and much more to ensure profits are never ending, while ensuring the consumer based populations they need to keep it all afloat. Anyone can see which company owns who by Googling major shareholders of, then put in what company you want to know about like Monsanto, and you should see a page with this URL http://investors.morningstar.com/ownership/shareholders-major.html?t=MON, which shows the funds and institutions that are invested in Monsanto. Over the past decade boards have been more easily swayed by major shareholders, shareholders have more control over audit committees, and in the case of bigger standout companies the shareholders have insisted upon higher levels of disclosure, which leads to more transparency for the shareholder in the operations of the business giving them even more control than they once wielded. When you follow the money, you usually find Big Money at the root of where the money comes and goes.

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