7 Ways the Koch Bros. Benefit from Corporate Welfare
Charles and David Koch, the secretive billionaire brothers who own Koch Industries, the largest private oil company in America, have spent millions bankrolling free-market think tanks and pro-business politicians in order, as David Koch has put it, “to minimize the role of government, to maximize the role of private economy and to maximize personal freedoms.” But a closer look at their dealings reveals that for the past 35 years the brothers have never shied away from using government subsidies to maximize their own profits, even while endeavoring to limit government spending on anything else
They are funding the Tea Party ideology so they can get richer and more powerful.
The article in The New York Observer is HERE.
The slideshow is HERE.
- SOCIALISTS SHIPBUILDING
- LOGGING costs taxpayers over $1 billion a year
- VENEZUELAN FERTILIZER
- EMINENT DOMAIN taking Tea Partier’s land for their own profit. IRONY.
- STALIN This is a touchy issue for the Koch family: without the Commie Reds providing his future seed capital, Koch Industries would not exist today—and neither would the Tea Parties.
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