Good Day World!
With over a year and a half to go until the presidential elections, Koch Heads are cozying up to their would-be masters.
With hopes of buying the presidency via Charles and David Koch, GOP presidential hopefuls are lining up for an audience with the mega billionaire would-be king-makers.
It appears Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has the inside track with the Koch boys. On Monday, the NYT reported that the Koch Brothers had settled on their preferred 2016 candidate - Scott Walker.
The Koch’s, with unlimited amounts of money to spend, are still covering all the bases and are supporting other worshippers like Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Rand Paul – to name a few.
Kinda like a horse race where you bet on an Exacta or Trifecta.
So what is expected from candidates, like Walker, in return for the support from the Koch boys?
Check out this quote from Charles Koch: "We're telling [GOP candidates] that if they want our support, one way to get it is articulating a good message to help Americans get a better understanding and a better appreciation of how certain policies … will benefit them and will benefit all America."
What policies are those?
In 1980, David Koch ran as the Libertarian Party’s vice-presidential candidate in 1980.
Here’s just a few excerpts of the Libertarian Party platform that David Koch ran on in 1980.
As a result of the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision, billionaires and large corporations can now spend an unlimited amount of money to influence the political process.
Perhaps, the biggest winners of Citizens United are Charles and David Koch, owners of the second-largest privately run business in America Koch Industries.
For the Koch brothers, $80 billion in wealth, apparently, is not good enough.
Owning the second largest private company in America is, apparently, not good enough.
It doesn’t appear that they will be satisfied until they are able to control the entire political process.
Despite being elitists (or perhaps because they are) GOP presidential hopefuls continue to flock to the Koch brother’s door with visions of millions of dollars dancing in their heads…and a presidency.
Time for me to walk on down the road…