Billionairre Koch brothers

Billionairre Koch brothers

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:42 pm

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Re: Billionairre Koch brothers

PostBy: smokeyCityTeacher On: Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:37 pm

so..he's the mirror/negative of George Soros.
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Re: Billionairre Koch brothers

PostBy: rberq On: Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:43 pm

Good piece: the tea party is in part "a grassroots citizens’ movement brought to you by a bunch of oil billionaires."
Regardless of one's views on the tea partiers, it is enlightening to see how much these super-rich folks are spending to co-opt the movement and make useful pawns of them. It is no great surprise to find out that the political goals of billionaires involve looking out for themselves, not for the partiers.
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Re: Billionairre Koch brothers

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:58 pm

There used to be a radio talk station here in the Phila area on the FM dial. One of the hosts always said to "follow the money trail."

Damn I miss that station and the host. It was WWDB 96.5 and the afternoon host was Irv Homer. He died several months ago and the station went all hip hop a couple years ago. But he at least got you thinking.




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Re: Billionairre Koch brothers

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:36 pm

rberq wrote:the political goals of billionaires involve looking out for themselves,


Now we know what billionaires do. What do non billionaires do?
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Re: Billionairre Koch brothers

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:32 am

franco b wrote:Now we know what billionaires do. What do non billionaires do?

Well, at my level of non-billionairism, I seem unable to buy any congressmen.
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Re: Billionairre Koch brothers

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:12 pm

rberq wrote:
franco b wrote:Now we know what billionaires do. What do non billionaires do?

Well, at my level of non-billionairism, I seem unable to buy any congressmen.


You just have to scare up votes, just as good as money, maybe better. Check out the local graveyards for voters. Even those without wealth or life can participate in our democracy.
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Re: Billionairre Koch brothers

PostBy: smokeyCityTeacher On: Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:00 pm

franco b wrote:
rberq wrote:
franco b wrote:Now we know what billionaires do. What do non billionaires do?

Well, at my level of non-billionairism, I seem unable to buy any congressmen.


You just have to scare up votes, just as good as money, maybe better. Check out the local graveyards for voters. Even those without wealth or life can participate in our democracy.



Vote early, vote often - its the Chicago way
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Re: Billionairre Koch brothers

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:52 pm

Soon the Corp.s will be the only votes, the popular vote is long gone & the electorial college is still a bit too undependable so big business will do as they wish.
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Re: Billionairre Koch brothers

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:00 pm

rberq wrote:Good piece: the tea party is in part "a grassroots citizens’ movement brought to you by a bunch of oil billionaires."
Regardless of one's views on the tea partiers, it is enlightening to see how much these super-rich folks are spending to co-opt the movement and make useful pawns of them. It is no great surprise to find out that the political goals of billionaires involve looking out for themselves, not for the partiers.

I've done field membrane cell testing for David Koch, you have no clue. :)
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Re: Billionairre Koch brothers

PostBy: Berlin On: Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:09 pm

I'm quite happy to have people like the koch brothers funding the movements and views that i agree with and which i support; even if our views don't line up perfectly on every issue. Without the koch brothers, my political views would be bulldozed by the vast array of left-wing forces- the multitude of millionaires and billionaires who fund left-wing causes - in many cases to use government as a means of creating their wealth off the backs of the general population (al gore etc.)
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Re: Billionairre Koch brothers

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:42 am

What would be wrong with every citizen in good standing, of sound mind & paying taxes getting one vote. No electorial college, no lobbyist, no corperation input, no welfare scum, just one man or woman one vote. Seems to me thats the way it was way back when.
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Re: Billionairre Koch brothers

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:16 am

samhill wrote:What would be wrong with every citizen in good standing, of sound mind & paying taxes getting one vote. No electorial college, no lobbyist, no corperation input, no welfare scum, just one man or woman one vote. Seems to me thats the way it was way back when.

The Electoral College was the way it was "back then". We live in a Republic, not a Democracy (thank God, Democracies have a pretty dismal record of success). The Electoral College is what makes it so. Take a close look at the ancient Greeks "real democracy", it was a disaster.
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Re: Billionairre Koch brothers

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:58 pm

They only came up with the electoral college due to the distance & sparce population, I think we have over come those problems. Its the opposite now with the west coast knowing whos in the lead before their polls are closed.
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Re: Billionairre Koch brothers

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:11 pm

samhill wrote:They only came up with the electoral college due to the distance & sparce population, I think we have over come those problems. Its the opposite now with the west coast knowing whos in the lead before their polls are closed.


The Electoral College was designed to have other effects. A heavy majority for one candidate in one region can be balanced out by a slim majority of the other candidate in other regions which gives regional views greater weight.

It also makes possible a candidate being elected without a majority of the overall vote. But that candidate will have won the majority of the regions of the country.
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