David and Charles Koch are pissed. They orchestrated the spending of a lot of money to influence the American government. Yet Romney lost.
Americans for Prosperity, the most prominent arm of the Koch brothers’ organization, put Republican lawmakers on notice …
Tim Phillips, president of AFP, said at a Washington press conference that congressional Republicans “failed miserably” a decade ago, especially on cutting the federal budget. “They’ve been given a second chance by the American people,” he said, “and we’re going to hold them accountable. …
The Presidents Koch agenda covers three areas:
1. taxes including repeal of the estate or death tax
2. energy headlined by a call to build the Keystone XL pipeline
3. health care, which includes repealing the Affordable Care Act
I’m slightly in favour of Keystone. But I’m against unelected rich guys having so much influence on legislation. In backrooms I have no doubt they discuss which politicians can be bought. And which are a bad investment.
That’s what the term “accountable” means. 😦
The Koch brothers invested $400 million because they expected to get far more than $400 million back. You cannot trust them.
The Koch’s “labyrinthine network of political groups — none of which reveal the names of their donors — showed that the coalition raised more than $400 million during the 2012 election.”