Public Citizen and Protect Our Elections are taking aim at the FEC for dropping the ball on Rove’s failure to disclose donors. Earlier this year, FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel was so frustrated by the partisanship within the panel that she took to the op-ed pages of the New York Times to shake her fist at the way her Republican…
As the President prepares to introduce new regulations using his executive authority to create a cap-and-trade program for carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants John Boehner got one right when a reporter asked for his thoughts on the expected…
Via Lalo Alcaraz Another snark-filled guest post by the one, the only Will Durst, who’s having a little fun with those pesky, corporate 1%ers. Or as Will calls them, the Kochocracy. Take it away, Will: THE KOCHOCRACY In the bad old days, medieval German…
(DISCLAIMER: This is effectively a hate-driven, 3,000-word screed against the worst group of people in America; so, if that’s not what you’re prepared to read, then I advise you stop here. Obviously, not every single member of this contemptible…
A federal judge who stopped Wisconsin’s criminal investigation of spending during the 2011 and 2012 recall elections regularly attends all-expense paid junkets funded by a Koch brother and other conservative interests. District Court Judge Rudolph…
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…
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…
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