Democrats take on the Koch brothers

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posted on May, 16 2014 @ 10:45 PM
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Washington (CNN) -- Flooding the airwaves this election year in battleground states across the country are Democratic ads featuring two men not on any ballot, and not even politicians.

They're the Koch brothers, billionaire businessmen and GOP mega donors.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid takes the unusual step of regularly ripping Charles and David Koch from the Senate floor. He says they have "no conscience," calling them "un-American." And now, is proposing a constitutional amendment to ban the kind of anonymous political giving the Kochs engage in and, some experts say, perfected.

Other high-profile Democrats are hitting the Kochs, too -- from Vice President Joe Biden to former Vice President Al Gore, who this week argued Republicans are reluctant to publicly accept the existence of man-made global warming for fear of crossing the Koch brothers.

Democrats take of the Koch brothers....

I bet that no two other people on the planet has influenced the climate change denial movement more than these two men. If you took the time to research these guys and there political machine you would understand some of the positions held by conservative politics. I have seen a recent ad on YouTube funded by Americans for Prosperity, so there cash cow is already being spent on this years elections.

The Democrats should go after these guys and expose them as movers and shakers behind the libertarian movement.




posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:00 PM
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a reply to: LDragonFire


I bet that no two other people on the planet has influenced the climate change denial movement more than these two men.


Hmmm.

Koch Industries owns some companies that actually make pollution control devices !!!

Koch Chemical Technology Group, LLC



Subsidiaries of Koch Chemical Technology Group design, manufacture, sell, install and service process and pollution control equipment, and provide engineering services for industries and municipalities worldwide.



google;

" koch industries pollution control "



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:00 PM
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The Koch brothers aren't all that bad. Sure, they are overpowering rich people. Big deal, they probably employ a lot of people also. There are quite a few like them making political contributions to both sides.

I see that the Koch brothers fund some PBS shows, they can't be all that bad. I think the Dems are just jealous.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:36 PM
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I can't help but feel like this wouldn't be an issue for harry and biden if it was a billionaire democrat donor.
Pretty disgusting and petty to be blunt



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:36 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen


Yes they are wonderful environmentalists:

In a sparsely populated northern Wisconsin county where residents are split over a proposed open pit iron mine, five pro-mining candidates prevailed in Tuesday’s county board election after receiving last-minute help from a well-funded national conservative group.

Four others, however, were defeated in Iron County Board elections despite aggressive support from the Wisconsin chapter of Americans for Prosperity, which was founded by billionaire businessmen David and Charles Koch.

The proposed mine would run for more than 4 miles through the Penokee Hills in the northeast portion of the state. Proponents say a mine would bring jobs, while critics say recently relaxed state regulations may not protect the environment.

Five backed by koch brothers...

This is how the Koch bros are using there power and influence...they wish to strip mine here so they will buy the politicians....

What you wrote about them is propaganda, are you one of the koch bros?



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:46 PM
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harry reid, is that you?

lol!!!

why they don't have him 86'd, i have no idea.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:52 PM
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a reply to: LDragonFire

I don't see any evidence of the Koch boys owning a mine.

Nor do I see any verified figures that they funded any candidates there.

You will have to prove these claims 100% now.





posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:54 PM
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a reply to: tsingtao

Whats funny is I don't like any politician republican or democrat. But I hate fox news and am radio more. I hate that people like murdoch and koch bros have so much influence and people don't research anything, they just blindly follow.

You can post a obama did this thread and it be completely untrue and it will get more stars and flags because they don't look to find the truth yet call everyone else sheeple...



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 12:01 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: LDragonFire

I don't see any evidence of the Koch boys owning a mine.

Nor do I see any verified figures that they funded any candidates there.

You will have to prove these claims 100% now.




Guess your upset that I called you out on the agenda 21?

here is some lite reading:
PolluterWatch...

Google



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 12:08 AM
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a reply to: LDragonFire

I understand your frustrations with Agenda 21 that you don't seem to be able to find.

And now you must prove your own topic here on this thread.

100%.

Proof required.

No tangents.



busted.


(post by tsingtao removed for a manners violation)

posted on May, 17 2014 @ 12:47 AM
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originally posted by: LDragonFire
a reply to: tsingtao

Whats funny is I don't like any politician republican or democrat. But I hate fox news and am radio more. I hate that people like murdoch and koch bros have so much influence and people don't research anything, they just blindly follow.

You can post a obama did this thread and it be completely untrue and it will get more stars and flags because they don't look to find the truth yet call everyone else sheeple...



lol, sheeple. lol!!!! !

need a haircut?



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 12:58 AM
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All of this political bias, is complete and utter bull, it is a device to divide and conquer the world. Both parties are under total control of the elite. Yes , you have a few that, stray and get through the fence. But for the most part, the whole are puppets of the elite. And will continue to be, because too many, tow that line. Which is.....I'm republican.........I'm democrat...........To c, you must open your eyes and turn off the tube. Sincerely TCW



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 01:25 AM
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100%. Proof required.


xuenchen asking for proof is hilarious..


Just read xuechens threads than come back and see how hypocritical it is for xuechen to say that..


Koch brothers support right wing agenda..therefore scum of the earth.
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posted on May, 17 2014 @ 02:01 AM
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I saw an interesting film on Netflix about these guys and grassroots movements.

The Billionaires' Tea Party



The Tea Party movement has taken American politics by storm. But is this truly a populist uprising or one of the greatest feats of propaganda ever seen? Australian filmmaker Taki Oldham sets out answer this question, finding that behind the movement’s rhetoric of ‘freedom’ versus ‘socialism’ lies a highly co-ordinated network of shadow groups, funded by the likes of billionaire ideologues Charles and David Koch. Are the Tea Party protestors really just pawns in a plan to replace government with a privatized America?


Has anyone else seen this? What are your opinions?



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 02:53 AM
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Koch actually contributes to society. Democrats are just jealous that they fund there opposition. Shoot I would too if one side always makes up crap about me. Democrats r known to hate competition and only like their own billionaires.

The truth is that democrats r backed by offshore corporatist so they would love to shut down energy in America so we can be dependent on foreign corporatist instead. Koch is just another competition that they would love to crush.

We can either buy energy offshore or keep it in house and employ Americans instead of tax exempted foreigners. History will show the democrats are working for the globalists multinational corporatist a la George soros a big foreign energy investor.



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 03:37 AM
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Not being a fan of either the Dems or Reps but rather a balanced hater of both sides as well as most political groups in general I really think Everyone regardless of their political ideologies should be concerned with what the Koch Bros. and their multitude of organizations are doing for one simple but important reason.

It's not good to allow anyone or anything to influence politics to such a degree!!

Doesn't matter if it's the Koch's and their "Corporations are Individuals with Free Speech" legislation and "Money equals Speech" BS or some other Billionaire on the left with whatever agenda they may have. NO WAY is it a good thing to have any tiny group of people with just their narrow range of ideas be the only ideas directing society!!!

The Koch's are forcing their own personal agendas across massive sections of our society and are doing so in very covert ways. That alone should be enough to be concerned as well as alarming to most people. When one takes the time to investigate what they have actually been changing and trying to change, it get's even worse IMO, but I'll let you decide for yourselves whether you think it's good or bad for yourselves. However, the fact that just these two guys are causing such forced manipulation of a nation of millions of people is not going to end well for the bulk of society.

To put it in simple terms: "These guys are BUYING UP GOVERNMENT." Simple as that.

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posted on May, 17 2014 @ 04:11 AM
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a reply to: ThinkYouSpeak

This is a real problem for the 99% of the Americans. You shouldn't be so negative about the Democrats trying to put an end to "Citizens United". The very fact that the Supreme Court upheld this and made these Super Pac's legal just makes me sick. I don't care what party is trying to end this crap. If they can do it, I'm all for them. We need to keep a level playing field for anybody who wants to run for a political office. I really wish that we could have a better chance at having more than just the two party system. I would like to see Jesse Ventura run.



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 04:33 AM
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a reply to: rjbaggins

Actually, your best bet if you want to remove the money from politics is to try this:
www.wolf-pac.com...

Or another similar group.

The reason for that is because neither major political party will end it because they both benefit from money in politics. One side may try to stop if for the other side or battle for control of it or whatever but they would never put an end to something that they also get a benefit from.



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 05:43 AM
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a reply to: rjbaggins

They r just grandstanding. Democrats has a much longer list of billionaires n unions. They just don't like competition. They rather the only ones w donors. Although I do agree three needs to be limits on donations from pacs n unions, but then it would only be selectively enforced by Eric holder.





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