Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Koch Heads

Hey boys and girls, remember I told you about these guys?

Koch Brothers Flout Law With Secret Iran Sales

”A Bloomberg Markets investigation has found that Koch Industries -- in addition to being involved in improper payments to win business in Africa, India and the Middle East -- has sold millions of dollars of petrochemical equipment to Iran, a country the U.S. identifies as a sponsor of global terrorism.”

Well golly Gomer, it’s not like we didn’t know they were a little nutty to start with. It runs in the family.

”Fred (the father of the Koch brothers) was an early adviser to the founder of the anti- communist John Birch Society, which fought against the civil rights movement and the United Nations. Charles and David have supported the Tea Party, a loosely organized group that aims to shrink the size of government and cut federal spending.

These are long-standing tenets for the Kochs. In 1980, David Koch ran for vice president on the Libertarian ticket, pledging to abolish Social Security, the Federal Reserve System, welfare, minimum wage laws and federal agencies -- including the Department of Energy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency.”

You kids might want to read up on the John Birch Society if you don’t know about it. We used to laugh at those people back when I was a kid, they were such looney tunes.

It’s a long article and I really don’t need to say anything else, do I? Inherited wealth, deregulation and political corruption. It all goes hand in hand.

Don Brown
October 4, 2011

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