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  •  What's stopping them from testifying? (3+ / 0-)
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    3goldens, Calamity Jean, Larsstephens

    Why all the politicians they have bought. It's all signed/sealed/delivered, as you well know.

    These guys are an anathema to democracy in every way.

    "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

    by Gorette on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 03:20:49 PM PST

    •  Sorry, should have said GOP politicians! (5+ / 0-)

      Just want to say that I deeply deeply abhor the reckless way these wealthy owners of America are running things by controlling the Republican party and the House of Representatives.

      From your link I read this:

      The Koch brothers own nearly all of Wichita, Kan.-based Koch Industries, the second-largest private company in the United States. The energy and manufacturing conglomerate earns an estimated $100 billion in annual revenue from its network of subsidiaries—a mix of oil, gas, pipeline, chemical, fertilizer and paper and pulp companies. In addition to its Canadian operation, Koch's Flint Hills subsidiary operates oil refineries in Alaska, Texas and Minnesota as well as a dozen fuel terminals in the Midwest and Texas.

      The Koch brothers have donated millions to Republican candidates and conservative movements, bankrolling groups involved in Tea Party causes and in campaigns to deny climate change science and the need for cleaner energy. Through their Flint Hills subsidiary, they underwrote the failed 2010 ballot initiative that would have suspended California's landmark law capping greenhouse gases.

      "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

      by Gorette on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 03:26:45 PM PST

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