Author and Time magazine conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer said earlier this week the belief in global climate change is a mere “superstition” akin to the “rain dance of Native Americans.” Talking Points Memo reported on Krauthammer…
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says David and Charles Koch are one of the “main causes” of climate change. “While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are certainly experts at contributing…
The dastardly duo are at it again. Word on the street is the Koch brothers are plotting to sink more than $125 million this year in an effort to buy Congress, outspending Republicans and Democrats combined. According to a memo titled “confidential…
On June 04, 2013, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed Assembly Bill 227 into law. AB227 — also called the Public Lands Transfer Act — is an innocuous-sounding piece of legislation that goes by a number of different names elsewhere, tweaked slightly…
Koch companies' products are everywhere we look- In our offices, homes and backyards. We walk on them. Wear Them. Eat off them. We use them to clean spills or to keep spills from staining. Chances are, nearly every store you walk into sell a Koch company product. Next time you shop, be on the lookout for these familiar brands:
The filthiest fact is that Congress wants to cut the food benefit to hungry Americans, almost half of them children, so that money can keep flowing to the top.
-By Paul Buchheit
August 25, 2013- First of all, who are they? Mostly the 1%. But the top 2-5% have also done quite well, increasing their inflation-adjusted wealth by 75 percent from 1983 to 2009 while average wealth went down for 80 percent of American households. The rest of the top 20% have been prosperous, realizing a 32 percent gain in inflation-adjusted wealth since 1983. The facts to follow are primarily about the richest 1%, with occasional dips into the groups scrambling to make it to the top.
1. Accumulating almost all the wealth
Blogged by Paul Buchheit for Buzzflash, August 19, 2013-
Scary because he claims "We don't have the power to coerce anybody" while providing massive funding to organizations that attack public education, social programs, worker salaries, business regulations, and the environment.
Scary because he refers to himself with words like 'integrity' and 'principles' while saying "I want my fair share - and that's all of it."
Scary because he declares, "I want my legacy to be…a better way of life for…all Americans." Here is some of the legacy of Charles Koch:
PR Watch: ALECexposed: List of Corporations and Special Interests that Underwrote ALEC’s 40th Anniversary Meeting
-by Lisa Graves
August 15, 2013- This year's annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) had fewer corporations listed as sponsoring that meeting for a seemingly smaller total amount of revenue.
Based on the sponsorship rates ALEC promoted earlier this year, the organization took in approximately $910,000 from firms specifically designated as "President" to "Trustee" level sponsors for its 40th Anniversary meeting compared with estimated revenue of approximately $1.2 million for the same level of sponsorships at last year's meeting in Salt Lake City.
Huffington Post: ‘Citizen Koch’ Rescued By Small Donors As Documentary Outraises Funds Pulled By PBS
-By Nick Wing
August 8, 2013- "Citizen Koch," a highly regarded documentary about the billionaire Koch brothers and the growing influence of money in politics after the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, suffered a major setback earlier this year when PBS pulled the film and the $150,000 in funding that had been promised. Scrambling to find a way to distribute their film, Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin turned to Kickstarter in a highly successful move that recently surpassed the funds they had previously expected to receive from public television.