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Kochtopus: Koch Cash Influence

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by lil o on 24 April 2013

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Transcript of Kochtopus: Koch Cash Influence

MEDIA
MANIPULATORS THINK
TANKS
ASTROTURF
ORGANIZATIONS WEALTH
DEFENSE INDUSTRY CONGRESS &
LEGISLATORS COURTS
& JUDGES PHYSICAL
FORCE to promote an ideology and policy proposals for less government for protecting people and the planet but more rights for corporations and investors elite tax attorneys, accountants, and lobbyists used to keep as much wealth as possible out of government hands campaign contributions enable like-minded candidates to get elected, or influence legislators to pass favorable laws Industry areas: oil, gas, tarsands, refining and chemicals, fertilizers, forests, ranching, commodity trading and services K
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E $ $4,115,571 $9,674,500 $1,979,400 $13,887,640 Industry sponsored groups to project a public appearance of "grassroots" or popular support
for ideas and policies that
benefit corporations $5,610,781 $12,356,712 A political action committee of Koch Industries More than half of their budget come from 15 companies, one is Koch Industries Creates propaganda against healthcare and climate change $12 million to Dick Armey's Freedom Works Top-teir law firms
known as "magic Circle" The Story of Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission Supreme Court Justices Scalia and Thomas believe that it is unconstitutional to limit corporate spending in elections Koch Brothers bankroll Republicans who rollback EPA regulations on clean air and water. professional press people and news outlets create a positive media coverage that favors their ideologies Secretive biannual strategy meeting in Aspen Colorado.
Media outlet attendees Glenn Beck, Stephen Moore,
Philip Anschutz These institutions promote free enterprise, deregulation of government, and secure economic liberties $ $ $ $ $ $ The brothers have funded over $1 million to ALEC which is responsible for anti immigration bills 1. SIERRA CLUB
2. BLUE GREEN ALLIANCE
3. 350.ORG
4. DESMOGBLOG.COM KOCHTOPUS Influence of Koch Cash Thought Control: Kochs Telling Employees Who To Vote For appointed by like-minded elected officials to rule in
favor of corporations A Project of The International Forum on Globalization police, military, and
private military contractors
To maintain security or
to combat civil unrest against business
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