Michael Tomasky: Stop the Obama
"There is no enemies list. There is only, as usual, a lie, and a vast propaganda machine pushing it."
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Billionaire Romney donor uses threats to silence critics - Salon.com
"Frank VanderSloot is an Idaho billionaire
and the CEO of Melaleuca, Inc.
, a controversial billion-dollar-a-year company which peddles dietary supplements and cleaning products; back in 2004, Forbes
, echoing complaints
to government agencies, described
the company as “a pyramid selling organization, built along the lines of Herbalife and Amway.” VanderSloot has long used his wealth to advance numerous right-wing political causes. Currently, he is
the national finance co-chair of the Mitt Romney presidential campaign, and his company has become one of the largest donors ($1 million) to the ostensibly “independent” pro-Romney SuperPAC, Restore Our Future. Melaleuca’s get-rich pitches have in the past caused Michigan regulators to take action, resulting in the company’s entering into a voluntary agreement
to “not engage in the marketing and promotion of an illegal pyramid”‘; it entered into a separate voluntary agreement
with the Idaho attorney general’s office, which found
that “certain independent marketing executives of Melaleuca” had violated Idaho law; and the Food and Drug Administration previously accused Melaleuca of deceiving consumers about some of its supplements