Koch Blocking Political Debate

The Koch brothers must be getting worried.

After all, there’s the recent ruling out of the D.C. Circuit Court that paves the way for uncloaking the flood of secret money they’ve been pouring into our elections and into our policy. And they continue their attacks against filmmaker and journalist Robert Greenwald. Not only do the super-wealthy conservative funders refuse to publicly debate their policy positions, they are using their vast wealth to distort those positions to the public to make them more acceptable.

They’re doing it with environmental policy directly by funding misleading ads and giving massive campaign contributions to lawmakers like Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) so as to keep any functional regulations at bay.

They’re doing it by funneling at least $1 million to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the group behind the horrific “stand your ground” laws, and the union-busting laws in places like Wisconsin and Ohio. And they’re doing it by propping up Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) who faces a recall election due entirely to his role as a Koch-funded puppet.

Unfortunately though the Kochs don’t believe in being candid or transparent with the citizens of this country, and that’s in large part because they are not interested in the democratic process per se, just what they can manipulate and extract from it.

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Mary Alexander
Mary Alexander5 years ago

I do believe that the people are starting to wake up to what these two are doing. I just hope we can repair the damage they are doing before it is to late. These two needs to be tar and feathered and ran out of town.

Edith B.
Edith B5 years ago

Nothing surprises me anymore, saddens me, yes.

Larry Cormier
Larry Cormier5 years ago

They have bought our Congress through campaign finace laws they have bought. They have bought governors through the super pacs that they bought when they paid Scalia and Thomas through their meetings of the filthy rich the year b4 Citizens United. They have been at this secretly since the 60s. When are the American People going to wake Up? They have been publicly uncovered since Citizens United and need to be informed that treason is still punishable by death by firing sqaud!!! The fact that they have allowed their unjust positions to be publically shown only tells me they are playing their hand with every intention of taking over this country!!!

Gary Ansorge
Gary Ansorge5 years ago

Brains are not a requirement for wealth. All you really need is a rich parent. Money can shield you from stupid errors in judgement. If you have enough money, you can be REALLY stupid and still survive.

Which is apparently what we have with the Koch brothers...

janet T.
janet t5 years ago

I heard that the Koch brothers are spending all of this money because their father had this belief that someday an american president would be a secret communist and would secretly act to turn us all into communists! I guess the sons have bought into this idea. It constantly surprises me that so many rich people have such stupid ideas. Is it because they are stupid or just plain out of touch with the real world???

Harriet Bickel
Harriet Bickel5 years ago

What do the Koch brothers need with any more money, they are old, and no amount of their money is going to see them through more than a couple of decades, then what? They are going to take the money to hell with them, or perhaps their need to control all around them, they are already living in hell, even with all their money. Hey, Koch brothers, like it or not, we all die.............

timothy m.
timothy m5 years ago

And I don't suppose George Soros is "blocking" debate...

Nelson Baker
Nelson Baker5 years ago

Someday the Koch brothers will surely burn in Hell.

Joan Earnshaw
Joan Earnshaw5 years ago

The Koch brothers have been caught doing illegal activities in the US and UK. They probably do the same thing other places also. I hope they just go to one of those other places and sell all of their holdings in the US--ENOUGH already!

Warren Osborn
Warren Osborn5 years ago

and this is surprising because?