The only regard Charles or David Koch have for the poor is keeping them in poverty and subjugated to the rich at any cost
Republicans, and their wealthy owners in the oil, coal, and chemical industry, particularly do not believe that any American warrants clean, non-toxic drinking water, and on Thursday Republicans in the Senate took an important step to make sure at least a third of the American population will lose access to what decent human beings believe is one of the most basic human rights; clean water.
What is missing from the long list of Koch demands to abolish virtually the entire government is exactly how it will help Americans.
It appears that although Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection, only Republicans are capable of using the day to perpetuate their anti-environment agenda in service to the Koch brothers.
Now that the Koch Republicans banned government employees from uttering the words "climate change" because they wanted to prevent damage to the environment, one wonders how long before Republicans issue state-wide bans on citizens mentioning, discussing, or advocating for action to combat climate change.
Interestingly, the Koch-backed anti-environmental group is threatening to file suit against progressive and liberal groups for accusing ALEC of lying about the reality of anthropogenic climate change.
It is unclear how a state can have "joint jurisdiction" over land it does not own and has no claim to, but the Colorado Republicans' effort is a first step in a much more ambitious scheme; seizing and handing authority over federal land to the billionaire Koch brothers to drill for oil, mine, and log without "interference" from the federal government.
Republicans and the Koch brothers make no secret that next to taxes, there is no part of the federal government they despise more than the EPA, so it is a major slap in their faces that it was the agency they hate above all others that delivered the death knell of their 8 billion-dollar dream project.
Every one of the Koch Republicans, and their oily Democratic cohorts, who voted to approve a State Department construction permit for TransCanada to build the KeystoneXL pipeline across America's international border with Canada are guilty of violating the Constitution's long-standing Separation of Powers.
The Kochs are ready to outspend the Republican Party in putting forth candidates THEY approve of in 2016, like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz
Brownback's latest trickle down approach to make up for gross revenue shortfalls "crippling the state's finances" include cutting classroom funding for schools by another $127 million, cutting state payments to pension funds by $446 million, and stealing about $350 million from the state's transportation department funding.
Now that Republicans control both houses of Congress, Americans should brace themselves for a serious Koch-style assault on revenue and government agencies. Last year, Mitch McConnell told Kansas Governor Sam Brownback that Republicans were panting to enact a Koch-Kansas economic assault on America that Brownback imposed by giving the rich monumental tax breaks at the expense of the state government and residents. At the time, McConnell swooned over Brownback’s trickle-down massacre and told him “It’s exactly what we want to do here in Washington, but we can’t do it yet only controlling the House.” With control of the House and Senate, Republicans can proceed with the same reckless abandon for the government and it is probable that like Kansas, public education is in for some seriously major funding cuts.
Boehner needs to be thoroughly investigated by a House Ethics Committee and the Securities and Exchange Commission, thrown out of Congress, and sent straight to prison. There is precedent to expel Boehner from Congress that involves another Ohio representative, James A. Traficant.
It may have been Democrat Howard Dean who said not long ago that if given a choice between voting for a Republican, or a Republican-lite, voters of both parties will always opt for the real Republican; because they cannot trust a Democrat pandering for votes as a Republican. It is a lesson Senator Mary Landrieu, and soon-to-be-former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, would do well to heed.
Even if some Americans do grasp the concept of Republicans as the ultimate takers, they likely fail to comprehend that the GOP are ultimately monumental givers; it is that spirit of generosity that drives their habit of robbing the people.
Apparently Republican corruption has reached such a level that blatant lying and obvious violation of campaign disclosure laws is part and parcel of what it means to be a Republican; at least a Republican Senate candidate.
If our elected government is replaced by a board of directors, is it far-fetched to think corporate nondisparagement clauses might trump our freedom of speech?
Tea Party Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado is spending his seven week paid vacation "behind the scenes" urging military generals to resign in protest of President Obama's policies.
The AP interviewed one of the lesser known Koch brothers, William, in what seems to be an attempt to soften the public image of the family whom the AP tells us are "demonized" by Democrats.
The Trojan Horse in the Hobby Lobby ruling is a term, closely held corporation, that created an opening for nearly all businesses to use the new corporate religious freedom exemption with impunity.