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  •  Worse comes to worse "Koch Inc." will just (2+ / 0-)
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    MNDem999, kurt

    start doing it's current ALEC stuff under a different name, and probably switch it up as often as needed. The substance, however, will not change unless and until the orchestrators are finally and fully defeated.

    There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

    by oldpotsmuggler on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 11:36:20 AM PDT

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    •  They already have a "new ALEC" (3+ / 0-)
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      oldpotsmuggler, peptabysmal, kurt

      The Kochs incorporated it in 2011
      Gonna be like the Chamber - a 501c6

      From NPR:

          Now, after failing to help Republicans win the White House or the Senate, the Koch brothers are re-examining the network, its goals and strategies.

          And they could be drawn into an investigation in California that threatens to pierce the veil of secrecy of donors behind $11 million in secret contributions. The $11 million went to an obscure California-based political committee, the Small Business Action Committee PAC, which was advertising on two ballot questions there. It caught the attention of the state Fair Political Practices Commission.

          As the California probe continues, the Koch brothers postponed their winter money-and-strategy gathering. They cited the need to rethink goals and strategies. The conference is now set for April.

          In this political off-season, two new Koch groups are ramping up.

          The Association for American Innovation is set up as a business league. There are indications it will promote free-market bills in state legislatures, much as the American Legislative Exchange Council does now.

          American Commitment, another social welfare group, aims to carve out a messaging niche in between think tanks like the Cato Institute, where Koch allies sit on the board, and front-line groups like AFP.

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