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.
I bet that no two other people on the planet has influenced the climate change denial movement more than these two men.
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.
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.
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.
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...
100%. Proof required.
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?