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  •  Wow (0+ / 0-)

    from your 1'st link

    One member of the DLC's executive council is none other than Koch Industries, the privately held, Kansas-based oil company whose namesake family members are avatars of the far right, having helped to found archconservative institutions like the Cato Institute and Citizens for a Sound Economy. Not only that, but two Koch executives, Richard Fink and Robert P. Hall III, are listed as members of the board of trustees and the event committee, respectively--meaning that they gave significantly more than $25,000.

    The DLC board of trustees is an elite body whose membership is reserved for major donors, and many of the trustees are financial wheeler-dealers who run investment companies and capital management firms--though senior executives from a handful of corporations, such as Koch, Aetna, and Coca-Cola, are included.

    Well, the DLC's 2000 blueprint for health care reform (the link is not working!) can be used today to describe Obama's 2010 achievement so there's every reason to suspect a similar track for Social Security.

    The next DLC brain schmutz from their 2000 manifesto is modernizing Medicare by moving it the exchanges.

    "People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy," Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins.

    by kck on Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 08:46:03 AM PDT

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