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  •  Those are both excellent articles loaded with .. (4+ / 0-)

    ..facts. They reference this article that MB has linked above.

    Lobbying Washington

    The Koch brothers have vaulted into the American political spotlight in recent years. Koch Industries has spent more than $50 million to lobby in Washington since 2006, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan group that tracks political donations. The company opposed derivatives regulation and greenhouse gas limits.

    The brothers have backed a foundation that has trained thousands of Tea Party activists. The Tea Party, a popular movement whose name stands for Taxed Enough Already, has grown into a potent force in national politics. Sixty representatives of Congress, out of a total of 435, identify themselves as Tea Party members. Virtually every Republican candidate for president -- including Texas Governor Rick Perry and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann -- has solicited the group’s support.

    We need campaign finance to be on the list of to-do-things. Exposure of the corruption that is happening on a global scale too from Oligarchs like the Koch's and others.

    This is so far beyond lobbying we should really call it for what it is - bribery, extortion and corruption.

    Thank you both, PDNC & MB again

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