I began looking for specifics with the country being bought by the Kochs after the great documentary “Citizen Koch”…
Here’s what I found:
Note the Larry Kudlow of CNBC connection. And Stephen Moore, a frequent “guest” What toadies.
According to a transcript of the show: “Bill Koch filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming that much of the oil collected by Koch Industries was stolen from federal lands. At the trial, 50 former Koch gaugers testified against the company, some in video depositions. They said Koch employees had a name for cheating on the measurements.” It was called the Koch Method. “The company used the Koch method with virtually all its customers. In the 1980′s alone, Koch records show those so-called adjustments brought the company 300 million gallons of oil it never paid for. And it was pure profit. Bill Koch says that profits from that oil were a minimum of $230 million…In December 1999, the jury found that Koch Industries did steal oil from the public and lied about its purchases – 24 thousand times.”
First, you have to get over the shock that one of the Kochs has a heart and a conscience…
Not only do these people not pay enough in taxes, they don’t even pay for the resources that make them wealthy. It’s called stealing, Chuck and Dave.
A man worth $21.5 billion can hardly be expected to take note of the news that 43 million Americans now live below the poverty level; or that 50 percent of the population would not be able to come up with $2,000 within 30 days for an unexpected expense, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.
…because poor people are probably more honest that you, Chuck and Dave. They could steal like you, and become wealthy, but they have a heart and a conscience and a soul. You don’t take something without giving something in return. This simple concept seems totally lost on the Koch brothers who just take, and take, and take.
From the Center for Public Integrity quoted in the article:
“In 2005, Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, whose office has accepted 19 trips from Mercatus — more than any other — introduced a bill to amend the Clean Air Act and require the secretary of energy to construct 15 new gasoline refineries and sell them to private businesses. Mercatus has sought to weaken the act and spoken of the need for more refineries — both scenarios that could benefit Koch Industries.
Keep in mind that the Koch petcoke pile that was near the Detroit River is now in….Ohio.
It’s really important to note here why the Kochs have spread their money in different places…just to say the same thing–one of the principles of Communications is to repeat a message. It’s known that it takes three times before a person remembers the message.
This also applies to lies…if you repeat a lie enough times, people begin to believe it’s the truth.
On John Stossel and his Koch connection, ABC News and Kristi Kendall:
The 2011 Stossel in the Classroom teacher’s guide was written by Robert Schimenz, a teacher at the Queens Vocational and Technical School in New York. Schimenz is also the varsity baseball coach there. One fascinating lesson plan focuses on “Needy Seniors or Greedy Seniors?” It asks: “Are our senior citizens living at the expense of our youth? Shouldn’t senior citizens pay for their own health care? What was the purpose of Medicare?” Then it turns to a programmed learning approach to launch class warfare between junior and grammy:
Directions: as you watch the video, fill in the blanks with the correct words.
1. It’s an issue that dwarfs everything else. Isn’t it time America did less for the ___________?
2. And even though these folks are doing quite well, they get a bonus. Thanks to __________, you pay for most of their health care.
3. ______________ likes getting free stuff.
4. Harvard Business School Professor Regina Herzlinger says Medicare cheats the __________.
5. How do they feel ___________ that they’re living in these $300,000, $500,000 homes and they’re still, you know, not paying for their own health care.
Jesus, Mother Mary. So…I guess grammy should sell her home to pay for her healthcare…? So…she’s supposed to become homeless in order to pay for medical care…? They also seem to lack knowledge of how Medicare, S.S. work–people pay into the system their entire lives…so it’s not “free stuff”.
And as a side note~ Stossel recently stated that women are hypochondriacs and that is why they must be charged higher insurance premiums…because they
complain visit doctors more often…
The article mentions the Donors Capital Fund, so I looked for articles on that:
The latest in Koch spending. I’ve seen three commercials spouting the Koch/ALEC agenda in the past few days. They must be worried if they’re putting ads up here in Indiana….not exactly known as a progressive state.
Chris Mathews fawning over Mitch Daniels’ speech. Seriously. The guy has no clue. None.