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Author Topic: Multibillionaire David Koch admits to bankrolling the Tea Party on camera  (Read 556 times)

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Offline VekseidTopic starter

David Koch - Evidence Of Direct Tea Party Link

From this article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/13/tea-party-billionaire-koch-brothers

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It likes to present itself as a grassroots insurgency made up of hundreds of local groups intent on toppling the Washington elite.

But the Tea Party movement, which is threatening to cause an upset in next month's midterm elections, would not be where it is today without the backing of that most traditional of US political supporters Big Oil.

The billionaire brothers who own Koch Industries, a private company with 70,000 employees and annual revenues of $100bn (62bn), used to joke that they controlled the biggest company nobody had ever heard of.

Not any more. After decades during which their fortune grew exponentially and they channelled millions of dollars to rightwing causes, Charles and David Koch are finally getting noticed for their part in the extraordinary growth of the Tea Party movement.

The two, 74-year-old Charles and David, 70, have invested widely in the outcome of the 2 November elections.

One Koch subsidiary has pumped $1m into the campaign to repeal California's global warming law, according to state records.

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I'm more interested in posting this since the Koch brothers seem to be very keen on not being associated with the movement. I don't much appreciate the idea of fully anonymous political funding and don't believe it should be tolerated, in general.

Offline Jude

Rachel Maddow has been documenting the Koch Brother's funding for like... six months now.  I always wondered why mainstream organizations didn't pick up the story.

Offline VekseidTopic starter

Rachel Maddow has been documenting the Koch Brother's funding for like... six months now.  I always wondered why mainstream organizations didn't pick up the story.

Because Koch Industries subsidiaries (which includes products like Brawny) would withhold advertising. You ever wonder why say, Northrup Grumman and Boeing make ads? It's not to sell -you- anything.

It's not always bad (it's slowly managed to put idiocy like nuclear power hysteria in its place, for example). But it's one of the more subtle reasons why we have so much celebrity gossip in this country.

Offline OldSchoolGamer

Rachel Maddow has been documenting the Koch Brother's funding for like... six months now.  I always wondered why mainstream organizations didn't pick up the story.

Because the mainstream organizations are owned by the same Bilderberg types who are bankrolling the Tea Party.