by John Grooms
The folks at BlueNC have discovered some eye-opening info about our favorite U.S. senator, Richard Burr (R-NC). It turns out that the man whom many call Sen. Do-Little has actually been pretty busy, although not, as Burr claims, busy working for North Carolinians. Rather, says the BlueNC investigation, Burr has been preoccupied helping the German-owned Bayer Corporation. It seems that 45 of the 72 bills authored by Burr in 2009 60 percent of his output, in other words were duty or tariff reductions on a variety of chemical compounds used in drug manufacturing reductions sought by Bayer through its favorite lobbying group, Implu. Tariff reductions for foreign-owned chemical companies amount to lending a hand, and higher profits, to companies that compete against Americas and North Carolinas chemical producers. In other words, Burr isnt just a regular Congressional corporate stooge, hes doing most of his legislative legwork for foreign corporations. I guess hell next claim to be a great internationalist.