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Thu Apr 17, 2014, 06:10 AM

Koch Brothers Exposed: Why We Must Act—And How




“Koch Brothers Exposed” chronicles the damage being done to individuals, communities and our democracy by two billionaires who are using their vast wealth to rewrite the rules of government to suit their ends. But the Koch brothers are a symbol of a greater problem of the power of money in politics—in particular, the ability of some über-rich people and large corporations to put their massive thumbs on the scale of democracy in ways that manipulate and ultimately overwhelm the will of the people.

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Koch Brothers: Obstacles To Broad Prosperity
Charles and David Koch, billionaire businessmen, are the founders of a group they call “Americans for Prosperity.” But what the group actually does is support extreme right-wing candidates who actively fight against the economic interests of workers and their families. The Koch brothers have been behind:

A $45 million effort to buy control of Congress. That’s the amount of money Forbes magazine says Americans for Prosperity spent in the 2010 elections. That money helped Republicans control the House with the most extreme group of conservatives elected in modern history. With this group firmly in control, every effort by the Obama administration to move legislation to revive the economy has been thwarted and previous successes in health care and financial reform have come under unrelenting attack. The stream of anti-regulation, anti-labor legislation passed by the Tea Party-besotted House is pretty much lifted straight from the Koch brothers legislative agenda.

The destructive efforts of the American Legislative Exchange Council to co-opt state and local governments. Rather than promoting state and local governments as entities that are particularly equipped to respond to the public interest because of their proximity to the people, ALEC mounts campaigns that leave state and local governments facilitating private greed rather than serving the public good. In August The Nation’s Lisa Graves explained that “of all the Kochs’ investments in right-wing organizations, ALEC provides some of the best returns: it gives the Kochs a way to make their brand of free-market fundamentalism legally binding.” Examples include legislation that allows energy companies to avoid fines for polluting, that push privatization of public education, and that prevent states and localities from regulating the rogue behavior of financial institutions.


ALEC’s efforts to suppress voter turnout and more at the link
http://ourfuture.org/fact_sheet/koch-brothers-exposed-why-we-must-act-and-how?gclid=CN_AsdOT570CFQqEfgoddRoASw














Koch companies and consumer brands
http://www.muckety.com/57CBD8D4B65D77126ECD04F290275E33.map

Koch-related charitable foundations
http://www.muckety.com/B1012BE8420AFB4575E0B80B28837132.map

Donations by Koch personal foundations
http://www.muckety.com/77D492B6FD6E17BE55CCEF96643A15A0.map

Koch support for think tanks & political groups
http://www.muckety.com/F19CF023B13CC9913743F8766299209D.map




Koch Brothers Net Worth Tops $100 Billion As TV Warfare Escalates
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-16/koch-brothers-worth-100-billion-buying-printers-to-ads.html



No one should have that much influence over our Democracy that they circumvent the American people injecting their nasty greed fueled corrupt money into our elections and influence our representatives in creating the laws of this country.

Say no to the Koch Brothers!

They may be able to spend millions but the one thing they cannot buy is our vote.

No matter how long it takes, no matter how long the road....I will not rest...we will destroy the Koch influence and all those like them and get our Democracy back.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014, 06:40 AM

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Thu Apr 17, 2014, 07:47 AM

3. Bookmarked. Thanks

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