KOCH BROTHERS WARN THAT TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO PUSH THEIR AGENDA THROUGH CONGRESS
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KOCH BROTHERS WARN THAT TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO PUSH THEIR AGENDA THROUGH CONGRESS

By anonymous following x   2017 Sep 21, 6:41pm 621 views   11 comments   watch   quote     share    


GOP senses that the gig is up. They are not going to hold on to power much longer so reallocation time is now. If successful they will be rewarded handsomely come what may.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/26/koch-network-piggy-banks-closed-republicans-healthcare-tax-reform
What would it be like if only voters had some representation and didn't have to pretend that Koch interests were their own? Would employment be more like a career and less like a temp gig?

Next comes the big infrastructure sell off. Time to obsess about attacking each other over LGBT bathroom use guns and what else?
1   Strategist   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 21, 6:54pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Who cares what the Koch brothers say. They are greedy assholes who are doing everything they can to prevent clean energy becoming mainstream, just so they can profit off of fossil fuels.
Fuck them.
2   anonymous   ignore (4)   2017 Sep 21, 7:42pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Jazz, what is your current occupation? I want to know how the Alt-Left makes their rent payments. Kthx.
3   jazz_music   ignore (2)   2017 Sep 21, 8:13pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anonymous, self revelation is my least favorite use of patrick.net.

Go ahead though and feel free to disclose your whole situation to this audience, or any portion you feel good about. You might select a name and an avatar you like.

Ask other people how self disclosure worked for them.

Alt-Left was created by Trump on August 15 defending white supremacists in Charlottesville: it appears the alt left makes their living by lying to vast audiences of highly impressionable white people. I'll let you know if I find out any updated information on the alt left, best obtained through the horse's mouth.
4   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   ignore (5)   2017 Sep 21, 9:30pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Brothers order AMERICA! to SUCK! KOCH! NOW!
5   anonymous   ignore (4)   2017 Sep 21, 9:51pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

jazz_music says
anonymous, self revelation is my least favorite use of patrick.net.


Just list occupation, such as "Registered Nurse" or "Bartender" or "Construction." That does not reveal anything personal.
6   jazz_music   ignore (2)   2017 Sep 21, 10:35pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anonymous says
Just list occupation


"anonymous"
7   HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2017 Sep 21, 11:27pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

jazz_music says
self revelation


Just realized I'm a Patnetter!
FMTT!
8   anonymous   ignore (4)   2017 Sep 23, 12:33pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Strategist says
Who cares what the Koch brothers say. They are greedy assholes who are doing everything they can to prevent clean energy becoming mainstream, just so they can profit off of fossil fuels.
Fuck them.


every party got their pariah... koch vs soros, not sure how much of it is true or just made up boogeymen.
9   BayAreaObserver   ignore (1)   2017 Dec 1, 4:00am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Koch Brothers Receive $400 Million In Subsidies, Want Government Out Of Thanksgiving.

Charles Koch wants to end government subsidies for the farmers who brought you Thanksgiving. He doesn’t seem to have a problem with government handouts for his own company.

A billionaire industrialist, conservative mega-donor, libertarian and free market apostle, Koch is both the head of Koch Industries, the second largest private company in the U.S., and the founder of his eponymous non-profit, the Charles Koch Institute. On Tuesday, the Institute shared a story on Facebook from leading libertarian magazine and news site Reason (funded in part by money from Koch and his brother David), decrying government subsidies for agricultural products that ended up on Thanksgiving dinner tables across the country.

Oil and gas conglomerate Koch Industries and its subsidiaries have received at least $422,796,782 in local, state and federal subsidies beginning in 2007, according to research by the Checks and Balances Project using the subsidy tracker built by Good Jobs First. The actual figure is probably even higher: Of the 231 government subsidies to Koch companies Good Jobs First found after 2006, 49, or 20 percent, had an “undisclosed” dollar value.

Much of that value is coming to Koch Industries from cash-strapped states. In 2014, Koch Nitrogen received a $148.7 million subsidy from the state of Oklahoma in the form of a tax increment financing district, the largest in state history. The subsidy helped make possible the construction of a $1.3 billion fertilizer plant in Enid, Oklahoma, which employed 143 people as of April, according to Tulsa World, a local newspaper. That’s more than a million dollars per job. Meanwhile, Oklahoma’s budget is so tight that 20 percent of the state’s school districts have shifted to four-day school weeks due to lack of funds, and the state’s K-12 funding dropped 15 percent between 2008 and 2015.

One of the largest polluters in the U.S., Koch Industries was founded in 1940 by the father of current CEO and chairman Charles. Fred Koch had achieved success in the petrochemical industry by building refineries for the Soviets and later the Third Reich. Thanks in large part to Charles’s business acumen, the Koch brothers are now two of the richest people in the world: Forbes estimates they each have a net worth of $48.3 billion; combined, they are worth more than Bill Gates.

They’ve used that wealth to advance their shared libertarian agenda. David Koch ran for vice president on the Libertarian presidential ticket in 1980 and since then they’ve funded a vast network of think tanks, non-profits, educational initiatives and political campaigns with the goal of bringing libertarian ideology mainstream. Their network has come to be known as the Kochtopus, and its reach is considerable: Their political and advocacy network employs 3 ½ times the number of people who work for the Republican National Committee and its congressional campaign arm, according to a 2015 Politico report. Hard numbers on spending are difficult to come by, as the network is largely dependent on non-profit organizations that don’t disclose their donors (so-called “dark money” groups). In January, Charles Koch said his network would spend $300 to $400 million on politics and advocacy over the next two years.

That advocacy has included decrying government subsidies and urging big business to wean itself off corporate welfare.

More: http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/koch-brothers-receive-400-million-subsidies-want-government-out-thanksgiving
10   anon_e8fec   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 1, 7:13am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

BayAreaObserver says
Oil and gas conglomerate Koch Industries and its subsidiaries have received at least $422,796,782 in local, state and federal subsidies beginning in 2007, according to research by the Checks and Balances Project using the subsidy tracker built by Good Jobs First. The actual figure is probably even higher: Of the 231 government subsidies to Koch companies Good Jobs First found after 2006, 49, or 20 percent, had an “undisclosed” dollar value.


That's just the actual subsidies. Which is nothing compared to the amount of money in tax breaks and regulations that hinder competition. The koch bros, and the entire ultra rich libertarian clan, want less government for everyone else not themselves.

The libertarian cabal has spent god only knows how much money since the 1970's spreading their propaganda. Very, very successfully. One only has to look at the dogmatic ideological totally divorced from any type of reality postings on patnet every day to see how really successful it is. The libertarians have created an army of people slavishly devoting their time (for free) promoting policies making themselves poorer while making the ultra rich richer. Pretty amazing.
11   HEYYOU   ignore (4)   2017 Dec 1, 9:37am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anonymous says
Jazz, what is your current occupation? I want to know how the Alt-Left makes their rent payments. Kthx.

How many Republicans' rent,groceries,healthcare,etc. are paid for with their big govt. Socialist handouts?

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