The billionaire Koch brothers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars because they don’t want the government messing with Americans’ lives or businesses. But a film coming out this week aims to show that they’re perfectly willing to put their own thumbs on the scales of other people’s freedom, often with heartbreaking consequences. “Koch Brothers…
A huge mound of petcoke in a residential area of southeast Chicago. CREDIT: AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast Standing on South Burley avenue in southeast Chicago on Monday morning, Rolanda Watson-Clark began to feel droplets of moisture forming on her…
Author and Time magazine conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer said earlier this week the belief in global climate change is a mere “superstition” akin to the “rain dance of Native Americans.” Talking Points Memo reported on Krauthammer…
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says David and Charles Koch are one of the “main causes” of climate change. “While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are certainly experts at contributing…
The dastardly duo are at it again. Word on the street is the Koch brothers are plotting to sink more than $125 million this year in an effort to buy Congress, outspending Republicans and Democrats combined. According to a memo titled “confidential…
On June 04, 2013, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed Assembly Bill 227 into law. AB227 — also called the Public Lands Transfer Act — is an innocuous-sounding piece of legislation that goes by a number of different names elsewhere, tweaked slightly…
Koch companies' products are everywhere we look- In our offices, homes and backyards. We walk on them. Wear Them. Eat off them. We use them to clean spills or to keep spills from staining. Chances are, nearly every store you walk into sell a Koch company product. Next time you shop, be on the lookout for these familiar brands:
The filthiest fact is that Congress wants to cut the food benefit to hungry Americans, almost half of them children, so that money can keep flowing to the top.
-By Paul Buchheit
August 25, 2013- First of all, who are they? Mostly the 1%. But the top 2-5% have also done quite well, increasing their inflation-adjusted wealth by 75 percent from 1983 to 2009 while average wealth went down for 80 percent of American households. The rest of the top 20% have been prosperous, realizing a 32 percent gain in inflation-adjusted wealth since 1983. The facts to follow are primarily about the richest 1%, with occasional dips into the groups scrambling to make it to the top.
1. Accumulating almost all the wealth
Blogged by Paul Buchheit for Buzzflash, August 19, 2013-
Scary because he claims "We don't have the power to coerce anybody" while providing massive funding to organizations that attack public education, social programs, worker salaries, business regulations, and the environment.
Scary because he refers to himself with words like 'integrity' and 'principles' while saying "I want my fair share – and that's all of it."
Scary because he declares, "I want my legacy to be…a better way of life for…all Americans." Here is some of the legacy of Charles Koch: