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Koch Brothers Political Empire
Continues To Metastasize
The Koch political empire continues to metastasize into what a Washington Post investigative article on January 5 calls "a far-reaching operation of unrivaled complexity, built around a maze of groups that cloaks its donors, according to an analysis of new tax returns and other documents. (Climate Science Watch)
Koch-backed political coalition, designed to shield donors, raised $400 million in 2012.
What would life look like in the Koch States of America?
North Carolina, with its mini-Koch, shows us:
As it turns out, Koch Industries' corporate PAC is a big supporter of many of the 20 "dissident" Republican House members who have been identified as the biggest thorns in the side of the Republican leadership on the shutdown and the debt ceiling.
In fact, KochPAC and the conservative activist group Citizens United both stand out for their support of members of this group.
Some TRUTHS About Health Care (Refuting Kochster Lies):
Investigative reporter Kurt Eichnwald offers truths about our expensive privately-operated health care system:
You are being a hater and help devide Am[erica]
To signal out a person just because they have different political views and do nothing more than all your comtribtor for your NC video and to try sell barber as a good uprightious citzen when he's no more that a racist domestic terrorist, And Dr. Vandersloot as caring physician when all he really cares about is the Government pay check he will lose so he can no longer afford the big boats, vac homes, and trips around the world on the hard working tax payer's dollar! So you want to get your point accross, then do it in a responsible way with facts and not propaganda! Change is good except change for the sake of change! And people like say it's offencive to say a Prayer or the plege of Alligence in public, yet things like your page that distorts the facts offends me but that's alright!
I'll keep buying their products. Have any of you morons been able to log on to and /or purchase Health Insurance from Obama's bullshit affordable Care act?
[Publisher's comment: Craig demonstrates how the politicians and Kochs have successfully used hate and propaganda to divide us. Actualy, Craig, I'm not a fan of Obamacare. We should have single payer coverage. And there's this. BTW, do you suppose the Kochs have EVER spent time waiting in a doctor's office or worried about going bankrupt because of sky-high medical costs? Nah. BTW, I hope you signed the petition.]
Linda C. wrote:
"Iam appalled to find out that you are supporting George Zimmerman, he is a cold-blooded murder, we the people will not stand for that. He is a coward Not a man"
But she didn't provide her email address for a response:
Well, Linda, I have no idea why you say that. I view Trayvon Martin's murder as criminal. We can thank ALEC (funded and supported by the Kochs) for Florida's "stand your ground" law, the nature of which was included in instructions to the jurors and which the jurors considered as part of their deliberations.
Please direct your outrage at ALEC.
or at Florida's politicians Republicans AND Democrats
or at Florida's voters
or at the Kochs
Please, please get the word out that the Koch Bros/Tea Party's agenda is becoming more suspect every day. To destroy our government's economy as well as the world's for you own personal gain, and eventualy causing deaths, is somehow illegal, it seems to me. Destroying the middle and ower classes could border on genocide, if you check the legal definitions of genocide. That is not stretching facts at all. They are dangerous!
The Koch brothers are a danger to our democracy... they think their money can buy this country & they are a pair of evil fascist oligarcs. They should be in jail for conspiring to destoy this country... like the movie "Citizen Kane", where people were viewed as "ants", I'm sure that's how the Koch brothers see the 99%. I'm sick of their "organized crime" & they are no better than the mob.
More Koch-funded groups:
MIT, Lincoln Center, Smithsonian, Sloan Kettering, Museum of Natural History
Rich Family of Right-Wing Extremists: Charles
and David's father, Fred C. Koch, was a co-founder
of the John Birch Society. He gave a speech in
1963 warning of “a takeover” of America in which
Communists would “infiltrate the highest offices
of government in the U.S. until the president
is a Communist, unknown to the rest of us.
During the 2008 elections, Koch Industries contributed
over $1.8 million, 88% to Republican candidates.
To further their libertarian beliefs in limited
government and a free market, they have supported
the Tea Party, in fact "The Koch brothers gave
the money that founded it", and they are "trying
to shape and control and channel the populist
uprising into their own policies." David Koch
has praised the Tea Party for demonstrating the
“powerful visceral hostility in the body politic
against the massive increase in government power,
the massive efforts to socialize this country.
the Jane Mayer article in
The New Yorker, "Covert Operations":
hundred people attended the summit, which served,
in part, as a training session for Tea Party activists
in Texas. An advertisement cast the event as a
populist uprising against vested corporate power.
“Today, the voices of average Americans are being
drowned out by lobbyists and special interests,”
it said. “But you can do something about it.”
The pitch made no mention of its corporate funders.
The White House has expressed frustration that
such sponsors have largely eluded public notice.
David Axelrod, Obama’s senior adviser, said, “What
they don’t say is that, in part,
this is a grassroots citizens’ movement brought
to you by a bunch of oil billionaires.”
Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy:
Clinton was ridiculed when she
uttered those words during the
Kochs Spent TWICE AS MUCH As Top 10 Unions Combined
The right wingnuts continue to demonstrate their inability to read, or comprehend, or both. This time the denseness is illustrated by Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal. Are the right-wing borg willfully dense? One must wonder. Continue reading →
Kochs’ Alaska Pollution Problem
It seems there’s a pollution problem at the Alaska refinery the Kochs plan to shut down. A chemical has leaked into the groundwater. Continue reading →
Democrats’ Ads: “G.O.P. Addicted To Koch”
Democrats to use slogan in internet ads and videos, and on social media. Continue reading →
Kochs Face More Charges From Illinois Attorney General
The Kochs petcoke in Chicago is still upsetting residents and the state. Illinois’ attorney general has asked a judge to cite the Kochs for polluting a river. Continue reading →
Harry Reid Again Attacks Kochs, Saying They Violated The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
The boyz got even richer, even after spending a huge bundle on politics. Forbes ranks them as the sixth richest people on the planet. Continue reading →
Why Aren’t People In The Streets?
People are not pleased with the status quo. We know politicians, government and justice are bought and sold. Yet politicians and government ignore what the people want. We are besieged with numerous problems and issues. Why haven’t the American people taken to the streets to overthrow the Kochsters, the plutocrats and the corporations who are running the country for their own benefit? Continue reading →
by the Koch brothers
or to which the Koch brothers or Koch Industries belong
- Koch Family Foundations
- Americans for Prosperity (formerly Citizens For A Sound Economy)
- American Highway Users Alliance
- Americans for Tax Reform,
- Freedom Works (formerly Citizens For A Sound Economy)
- American Legislative Exchange Council
- Cato Institute
- Citizens For A Sound Economy Foundation
- Institute for Policy Innovation
- National Petrochemical and Refiners Association
(Koch Industries is a member)
- National Taxpayers Union
- Natural Gas Supply Association (Koch Industries is a member)
- Reason Foundation (and Reason.com)
- Manhattan Institute
- Heartland Institute
- Democratic Leadership Council
- Texas Prosperity Project
Noam Chomsky talks about
the privatization of education, but he begins with an overview of
how the plutocrats (Koch, et al) work to control the people and
the government to enrich themselves. It's about an hour in length,
but at least watch the first 20 minutes: