Saturday, April 21, 2012

Julian Brookes: The Koch Brothers Exposed @ Rolling Stone Magazine (Blog)

" ... They don't oppose big government so much as government – taxes, environmental protections, safety-net programs, public education: the whole bit. (By all accounts, the Kochs are true believers; they really buy that road-to-serfdom stuff about the the holiness of free markets. Still, you can't help but notice how neatly their philosophy lines up with their business interests.) They like to think of elected politicians as merely "actors playing out a script," and themselves as supplying "the themes and words for the scripts." Imagine Karl Rove’s strategic cunning, crossed with Ron Paul’s screw-the-poor ideology, and hooked up to Warren Buffett's checking account, and you’re halfway there. ... "
Read more at Rolling Stone's Political Blog section.

The Kochs will deny it, but they seed funded the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) years ago. Now every election season a fresh harvest of their schooled stooges gang up in statehouses across the country. In Kansas it's practically an organized crime syndicate, go to Source Watch and look for your state House or Senate reps.

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