The Koch family has their roots in the libertarian movement, funds and organizes the Tea Party platform to overthrow big government, environmental rules and anyone who gets in the way of more profits and lower taxes. Using the masses to subjugate the people under leadership of corporations. The 0.01% have a mission to buy Congress, the legislative branch, in the hope to win the Presidency, the executive branch, and have the power to nominate candidates for the Supreme Court, the judicial branch. Geez, when you have billions in the banks and tax havens monopoly is a fun game to play. Old Rockefeller must be thrilled how greed capitalism has succeeded in winning over the U.S. after the 1929 Wall Street crash and the years of the Great Depression. The Republican mission is to undo FDR’s life work on the social issues.
It becomes clear that not Adelson but the Koch Industries are the political factor in determining Rmoney’s moves and the choice of libertarian wonder boy Paul Ryan. He is the face for getting the conservative voters to the polling booth in November and must be targeted by the Democrats for the radical he is. The choice of Ryan won’t bridge the gap for the Jewish vote. Most outspoken Bishop Timothy Dolan, the spiritual father of the VP candidate, could swing a portion of the Catholic vote towards the Romney/Ryan ticket. As the saying goes: “It ain’t over ’till it’s over.” Nothing is to be taken for granted this election cycle. GOTV!
(The New Yorker) – In a study released this spring, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Political Economy Research Institute named Koch Industries one of the top ten air polluters in the United States. And Greenpeace issued a report identifying the company as a “kingpin of climate science denial.” The report showed that, from 2005 to 2008, the Kochs vastly outdid ExxonMobil in giving money to organizations fighting legislation related to climate change, underwriting a huge network of foundations, think tanks, and political front groups. Indeed, the brothers have funded opposition campaigns against so many Obama Administration policies–from health-care reform to the economic-stimulus program–that, in political circles, their ideological network is known as the Kochtopus.
Charles Lewis, the founder of the Center for Public Integrity, a nonpartisan watchdog group, said, “The Kochs are on a whole different level. There’s no one else who has spent this much money. The sheer dimension of it is what sets them apart. They have a pattern of lawbreaking, political manipulation, and obfuscation. I’ve been in Washington since Watergate, and I’ve never seen anything like it. They are the Standard Oil of our times.”
The anti-government fervor infusing the 2010 elections represents a political triumph for the Kochs. By giving money to “educate,” fund, and organize Tea Party protesters, they have helped turn their private agenda into a mass movement. Bruce Bartlett, a conservative economist and a historian, who once worked at the National Center for Policy Analysis, a Dallas-based think tank that the Kochs fund, said, “The problem with the whole libertarian movement is that it’s been all chiefs and no Indians. There haven’t been any actual people, like voters, who give a crap about it. So the problem for the Kochs has been trying to create a movement.” With the emergence of the Tea Party, he said, “everyone suddenly sees that for the first time there are Indians out there–people who can provide real ideological power.” The Kochs, he said, are “trying to shape and control and channel the populist uprising into their own policies.”
A Republican campaign consultant who has done research on behalf of Charles and David Koch said of the Tea Party, “The Koch brothers gave the money that founded it. It’s like they put the seeds in the ground. Then the rainstorm comes, and the frogs come out of the mud–and they’re our candidates!”
Liberal nonprofit Patriot Majority USA is behind two major ad campaigns that kicked off Tuesday. One targets billionaire GOP patrons Charles and David Koch and the other is a coordinated effort with super PAC Majority PAC targeting competitive Senate races in four states.
The minute-long “Greed Agenda” claims the Koch brothers are “buying this year’s election” with $400 million in spending, as Politico reported in May.
Patriot Majority USA claims the Koch brothers and the groups they fund support conservative candidates who will create “tax cuts for the rich, eliminate the minimum wage” and make “big cuts to our schools but big subsidies for oil companies.”