Tag Archives: Koch brothers

Jan. 25, 2016 The New Yorker

Jan. 25, 2016 The New Yorker’s James Suroweicki wrote “Bundynomics” pointing out that the Wild West benefitted from large amounts of federal funding subsidizing logging, mining and ranching.

Jane Mayer wrote “New Koch” about the Koch brothers attempts to change their negative image. A long time employee said “When you said ‘Koch’, you might as well have said you worked for the Devil.” Apparently they see things not going in their direction and are lobbying to keep they white collar criminals to going to jail. That is planning ahead.

Note: Somebody from the Koch brother’s hometown of Wichita actually read this.

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Jan. 4, 2016 Manhattan Season 2

I watched the first episode of the first season and the last episode of season two about the WWII Manhattan Project on WGN.  I clearly did not miss much. There is so much spying and carrying on that I am surprised the gadget was ever built. The Koch brothers’ company sponsored the series so I am naturally suspicious of whatever message is buried in the convoluted spot. Still, the last image of the last episode is so memorable I will not spoil it.

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Nov. 7, 2013 Rolling Stone

On Nov. 7, 2013 Rolling Stone’s Elizabeth Drew wrote “GOP vs. The Poor” about how the Republican party threw 3.8 million poor people off of food stamps. Because of the economic collapse during the Bush Administration there was a dramatic increase in newly poor Americans applying for food stamps. US Congressional Representative Eric Cantor and fellow Representative Steve Southerland rigged a normally bipartisan farm bill to increase hunger among the poor. They sought advice from the Secretary’s Innovation Group or SIG and The Heritage Foundation. The Heritage Foundation is funded by Allstate insurance, Boeing, Koch brothers, Lockheed Martin, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and others.

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