Friday, February 6, 2015

The Koch Brothers $1 billion dollar plan to buy the presidency

Good Day World!

What would you expect to get for $889 million dollars?

A mansion on 100 acres with every amenity known to man? Perhaps a small island, or a penthouse in New York City?

Billionaire conservative activists Charles and David Koch plan on buying the presidency – and some congressional seats – in 2016.


In Rebuke of Tennessee Governor, Koch Group Shows Its Power


That’s twice as much as they spent in 2012 trying to get Mitt Romney elected. By doubling down on their bet they hope to gain control of the country – lock, stock, and barrel.

That’s more money than the Republican, and Democratic, national parties plan on spending for the presidential election. We’re talking serious money here.

Together, Charles and David Koch control one of the world's largest fortunes, which they are using to buy up our political system.

Read: Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire


“The enormity of the Koch fortune is no mystery. Brothers Charles and David are each worth more than $40 billion. The electoral influence of the Koch brothers is similarly well-chronicled.

The Kochs are our homegrown oligarchs; they've cornered the market on Republican politics and are nakedly attempting to buy Congress and the White House.

The company's troubled legal history – including a trail of congressional investigations, Department of Justice consent decrees, civil lawsuits and felony convictions – augmented by internal company documents, leaked State Department cables, Freedom of Information disclosures and company whistle­-blowers, combine to cast an unwelcome spotlight on the toxic empire whose profits finance the modern GOP.

In fact, it appears the very essence of the Koch business model is to exploit breakdowns in the free market. Koch has profited precisely by dumping billions of pounds of pollutants into our waters and skies – essentially for free.

Time for me to walk on down the road…

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