Tea Party: HOUSE FREEDOM PARTY: American League, Skull and Bones plan for Koch Brothers
HOUSE FREEDOM PARTY used to be called
THE TEA PARTY OLIGARCHY
“Behind every great fortune there is a great crime"
The Tea Party Used To Be called The American League
Franklin Deleno Roosevelt Was All For Workers Rights and Unions and Fought The American League and Won!
Ernie Lazar FOIA Collection: Extreme Right Groups For decades, Ernie Lazar has filed a large amount of requests under the Freedom of Information Act, related to FBI investigations
FOIA: Church League of America
Culture of Celebrity - Highbrow, Lowbrow, Nobrow!
High-brow, Low-brow or No-brow?"
Nobrow: that the distinction between high culture and low culture has collapsed, making the idea of highbrow and lowbrow absurd. "Culture" no longer, for that whole congeries of institutions, relations, kinship patterns, linguistic forms, and the rest for which the early anthropologists meant it to stand. "The celebrity, is a person who is well-known for his well-knownness" ~ Boorstin
The town council in this German village Kallstadt Germany is deciding what to send President Elect Donald Trump, their most famous native grandson.
Donald Trump’s money originally came from his grandfather Friedrich Trump who ran a restaurant, bar, and whore house in British Columbia. Buried in a ghost town in Canada’s subarctic are the roots of the family fortune that paved Donald Trump’s path to prominence. Friedrich Trump made a killing running a restaurant and bar. In the rough-and-tumble frontier towns of that era, the Arctic’s business model built on food, booze and sex was common. The nest egg he generated in just two years grew into the fortune that has supported his grandson’s bid for the U.S. presidency.
Old Man Trump's Color line:
Woody Guthrie, ‘Old Man Trump’ song and
a real estate empire’s racist foundations
“My legacy has its roots in my father’s legacy.”
"I know that men are won over less by the written word than the spoken word, that every great movement on this earth owes its growth to great orators . . . and not to writers." -- Adolph Hitler
Voting against Trump is 'treason to your heritage' The white nationalist and former KKK grand wizard encouraged his listeners to volunteer for Trump. https://twitter.com/DrDavidDuke -- KKK Grand Wizard David Duke
“I’m a Leninist” -- Mr. Bannon
“Lenin wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal, too”
“I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.”
“It’s going to be an insurgent, center-right populist movement that is virulently anti-establishment, and it’s going to continue to hammer this city, both the progressive left and the institutional Republican Party.”
“There is a growing global anti-establishment revolt against the permanent political class at home, and the global elites that influence them, which impacts everyone from Lubbock, Tex., to London, England”
“We call ourselves ‘the Fight Club.’ You don’t come to us for warm and fuzzy”
“We think of ourselves as virulently anti-establishment, particularly ‘anti-’ the permanent political class. We say Paul Ryan was grown in a petri dish at the Heritage Foundation.”
Trump's rhetoric and campaign promises have centered around restoring American sovereignty. What he told Oprah and her audience more than 25 years ago (circa 1987): “I’d make our allies pay their fair share” “I’m tired of seeing what’s happening with this country.” “I’m tired of seeing this country ripped off.”
Promising to balance trade and fight for American workers is NOT what the prevailing elite – who are losing control of the political establishment – want to happen. Their plan, as voiced at exclusive think tanks and confabs like Davos, Bilderberg, the Council on Foreign Relations and many others, has been to level the prosperous American middle class and force workers in the United States to whittle their way down to complete serfdom – and absolute dependence upon government handouts and a meager place in the grand pecking order of world domination.
LOW CLASS MERCHANT - How Donald Trump’s Web of LLCs Obscures His Business Interests
The opacity of his holdings makes it impossible to gauge the full extent of potential conflict
LLCs registered in Delaware are widely used for real estate because of their tax advantages. They can allow income and costs to be “passed through” to the owner and then used to offset other profits or losses, rather than the entity itself having to pay tax. Unlike publicly traded companies, Delaware LLCs don't have to publish any financial information or even disclose the identity of the owner. In addition, the most a member of an LLC can lose if the company fails is normally the amount he or she has invested in that company—unless there is a personal guarantee.
President-elect Donald Trump owns a helicopter in Scotland. To be more precise, he has a revocable trust that owns 99% of a Delaware limited liability company that owns 99% of another Delaware LLC that owns a Scottish limited company that owns another Scottish company that owns the 26-year-old Sikorsky S-76B helicopter, emblazoned with a red “TRUMP” on the side of its fuselage. Fifteen entities, for example, are used to hold his interests in two airplanes and three helicopters. Roughly half—at least $304 million—of the revenue Mr. Trump reported in a federal financial disclosure form earlier this year came from assets held in 96 different LLCs. Mr. Trump’s wealth is impossible to measure with precision. His financial disclosure form isn’t externally audited and—following government rules—often uses bands, such as more than $50 million, rather than exact amounts to report assets and revenue or income.
Trump's basic argument is the same one every successful authoritarian movement in recent Western history has made: that the regular guy has been screwed by a conspiracy of incestuous elites.
But right about "The war in Iraq was a big f ... fat mistake, all right?" he snorted. He nearly said, "A big fucking mistake." He added that the George W. Bush administration lied before the war about Iraq having WMDs and that we spent $2 trillion basically for nothing.
Woody Guthrie Wrote Angry Songs About Fred Trump who was Donald Trump’s Father
For two years, folk icon Woody Guthrie was a tenant in one of the Brooklyn apartment buildings managed by Fred Trump, father of current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Old Man Trump knows
Just how much
he stirred up
In the bloodspot of human hearts
When he drawed
That color line
Here at this
Eighteen hundred family project"
The Department of Justice sued the Trump real estate business in the 1970s for violating the Fair Housing Act. Guthrie, whose songs advocated for American equality and condemned racism, lamented the lack of diversity among the residents of Trump’s Beach Haven apartments.
LIKE FATHER LIKE SON
Donald Trump was a nightmare landlord in the 1980s Trump fired the building manager and replaced him with Citadel Management. In his book, The Art of the Deal, Trump himself said he chose a company that "specialized in relocating tenants." Trump had cut off their hot water and heat during New York's freezing winters and stopped all building repairs. One claimed he allowed "a rodent infestation of the premises." Another said he imposed burdensome new rules in an attempt to force them out.
2014 Trump Tower Funded by Rich Chinese Who Invest Cash for Visas
N.J. building funded by Chinese investors looking for an American Visa. Trump Bay Street is a 50-story luxury rental apartment building being built by Kushner Companies, whose chief executive officer, Jared Kushner, is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka.
The visa program is known as EB-5. In exchange for investing at least $500,000 in a project promising to create jobs, foreigners receive a two-year visa with a good chance of obtaining permanent residency for them and their families. In 2014, the most recent year for which records are available, the U.S. issued 10,692 of these visas -- 85% to people from China. The Jersey City project has raised $50 million, about a quarter of its funding, from loans obtained through EB-5, according to a slide presentation by US Immigration Fund.Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has attacked China and warned about the dangers of deficient immigrant screening. "They’ve taken our jobs, they’ve taken our money, they’ve taken everything," he said of China in a speech late last month. He has called for a revamping, even a freezing, of the immigration system, but says he would make an exception for the highly-skilled. Yet no skills are required of the wealthy Chinese being courted by a Chinese-subtitled video to help finance a huge Trump-branded tower in New Jersey. The video leads viewers behind the wheel of a car into Jersey City with scenes of the tower, all to the tune of the theme song from The Sopranos, "Woke Up This Morning." State Department officials told the GAO that there is “no reliable method to verify the source of the funds of petitioners.” EB-5 visa holders do not clear the same hurdles as other immigrants, like proof of education and work qualifications. A Homeland Security special agent testified that EB-5 applicants from China, Russia, Pakistan and Malaysia "had been approved in as little as 16 days, with files lacking basic law enforcement queries." And a report last year by the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General found politically connected participants may have received favorable treatment, citing projects involving Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Hillary Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham.
KOCH Brothers secretly founded CATO think tank.
Don't forget Bernie Sanders terrified the #Koch Brothers By Outing Their Role In the Government Shutdown.
Dark Money,” by Jane Mayer, traces the rise of the modern conservative movement through the activism and money of a handful of rich donors: among them Richard Mellon Scaife, an heir to the Mellon banking fortune, and Harry and Lynde Bradley, brothers who became wealthy in part from military contracts but poured millions into anti-government philanthropy. But the book is largely focused on the Koch family, stretching back to its involvement in the far-right John Birch Society and the political and business activities of the father, Fred C. Koch, who found some of his earliest business success overseas in the years leading up to World War II. One venture was a partnership with the American Nazi sympathizer William Rhodes Davis, who, according to Ms. Mayer, hired Mr. Koch to help build the third-largest oil refinery in the Third Reich, a critical industrial cog in Hitler’s war machine. The Koch Brothers' Dad Built an Oil Refinery for the Nazis and Deposition—Koch Bros blackmailed gay eldest brother into surrendering claims to family biz by threatening to out him.
Ms. Mayer, a staff writer at The New Yorker, presents the Kochs and other families as the hidden and self-interested hands behind the rise and growth of the modern conservative movement. Philanthropists and political donors who poured hundreds of millions of dollars into think tanks, political organizations and scholarships, they helped win acceptance for anti-government and anti-tax policies that would protect their businesses and personal fortunes, she writes, all under the guise of promoting the public interest. The Kochs, the Scaifes, the Bradleys and the DeVos family of Michigan “were among a small, rarefied group of hugely wealthy, archconservative families that for decades poured money, often with little public disclosure, into influencing how the Americans thought and voted,” the book says.
- Clair Conner: For 32 years, my father was a national leader in the John Birch Society. At age 13, I became a foot soldier in its anti-Communist, anti-federal government army. I discovered the radical right’s plan for America, a plan I could not support. Wrapped in the Flag is my story.
@wrappedinflag Wrapped in the Flag, Named Best of 2013 in nonfiction. Tweeting about RWNJs, Kochs & pals, John Birchers,Tea Party All Radical Right, All Dangerous
- The Kochs' Anti-Civil Rights Roots:
New Docs Expose Charles Koch's Ties to John Birch Society billionaire oil industrialist Charles Koch was an active member of the controversial right-wing John Birch Society during its campaigns against the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Charles Koch was following in the footsteps of his father, Fred Koch, a leader of the John Birch Society from its founding.
- The Bush Family Monopoly and the Koch Brothers are NOT about education. It is all about selling products.
- Koch brothers' foundation gift was given to support the creation of two new appointments.
- Secret Koch Brothers Think Tank Influence (CATO)
- FAIL: NO ACCOUNTABILITY ! !
Secret Contributions of the Koch Brothers
- Lobbyiests buy Politicians Billionaire Koch brothers takeover of America's democracy.
- American Enterprise Institute backed by Koch brothers Money
- "People shouldn't expect the mass media to do investigative stories. That job belongs to the 'fringe' media." ~Ted Koppel
UN KOCH EDUCATION
1) Koch curriculum teaches students sexism is a myth and it's women's fault they're paid less.
2) The Kochs have eviscerated public schools, so poor schools turn to them for curriculum.
4) NC Republicans passed a law requiring students to study conservative principles but keep worrying about PC culture.
5) The most recent Koch Network donor summit had an emphasis on universities as a "great investment."
6) At Florida State, where the Koch Brothers decide on faculty, the economics course teaches that sweatshops are good.
7) The Kochs are buying up high schools and teaching students that minimum wages hurt the poor and the New Deal failed.
The Kochs have gotten praise for their criminal justice work, but Koch-backed groups pushed for mandatory minimums.
A billionaire in North Carolina successfully got a university department eliminated for criticizing GOP policies.
Odd that libertarian Koch Brothers have no problems deploying state violence against protestors.
After one Republican was elected governor, he appointed his billionaire campaign donor the state budget director.
"The fight for freedom" is really only about those fighting for their own business interests, by maintaining the status quo.
RIGGING THE GAME = GERRYMANDERING
2013 Stephen Colbert takes on the PA GOP plan to rig the Electoral College.
Republicans continue to hold on the the majority in the House, by a 33 seat margin, even though they lost the popular combined vote. They did this by gerrymandering - they redrew congressional districts to make them a lock on the GOP.
Voters don't pick our leaders it is just the opposite LEADERS PICK THEIR VOTERS.
GOP legislators in MI, WI, PA, & VA want "... proposals that would allocate [presidential] electoral [college] votes by congressional district...." "Pileggi argues that the winner-take-all system is inherently unfair because the lossing party.... gets no credit in the electoral count." If you apply this plan then the people never get to vote in the president they want. Video
NIXON - REAGAN - tRUMP
How the Republican party's dog-whistle appeal to racism, refined by Richard Nixon and perfected by Ronald Reagan, led inexorably to Donald Trump*
While the other Republican contenders keep their xenophobia within the bounds of acceptably cruel political discourse, Trump blows it out: his racist rants play like full-fledged operas compared to the dog-whistle stuff, shredding the finely honed code that's worked so long and so well for the GOP establishment. But that's why the base loves him; he feels their rage. Even better, he's beyond the establishment's control. Nobody is the boss of Trump, not the Kochs, not Sheldon Adelson, and certainly not Reince Priebus, chief functionary of the Republican National Committee. <snip>
The conservative movement and the Republican Party are two different things, and the former is more important. For 50 years, the conservative movement has alternately abetted and tormented the Republican Party. It has provided an intellectual framework and activist passion to the GOP, but from the John Birch Society of the 1960s to the Tea Party of today it has trained its fire just as often within the party as without, fueling primary battles and a spirit of with-us-or-against-us absolutism. “Their definition of conservative was whatever they said it was.” ~ Atlantic
SUPER PAC 501(c)(4)
25% of super PAC money coming from just 5 rich donors
501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, sprimary purpose, by law, is NOT supposed to be political. 501(c) serves as a haven for these front groups to run electioneering ads and keep their donors completely secret.
November 12, 2012 http://ow.ly/ljY6C
Super Pac money stays in their pocket after the election and it's perfectly legal.
Secret Money -- 501c4 - Colbert's Lawyer Trevor Potter
Stephen Colbert learns how to give Colbert Super PAC money to himself and thereby hide it forever from all eyes and use it in a way that he wishes.
Superpac --> 501C4 -->Agency Letter --> Anonymous 501C4 >
To Transfer the money from the superpac over to your 501c4 create an "Agency Letter" that tells the C4 that he is going to create a whole new and annonymous C4 and then the FIRST one transfers the money to the second one- and then the second one which Stephen Colbert will also run then disperses it - into his own pocket if he wants. And we are sure that no one will be able to trace it.
Doesn't the IRS know about the money?
K12 Education Tea Party is the C4 it never received the money and never spent it so the NEW Anonymous 501C4 will send a postcard to the IRS with it's tax return on it and there are no numbers on it. You don't have to tell the IRS anything.
2013 The IRS is investigated because requests for 501C4 haven't been approved in a timely manner.
May 20, 2013 Trevor Potter Featured on The Colbert Report Regarding 501(c)(4) Groups
The Colbert Report regarding Stephen Colbert's application for tax exempt status of his 501(c)(4) organization. Mr. Potter explained that "there is no legal requirement that you file with the IRS an application for exemption" and confirmed a 501(c)(4) organization can be formed without actually asking the IRS to form one. To view the full feature, please visit The Colbert Report'swebsite 12:58
Colbert learned that his PAC, a 501(c)(4), was never granted tax exempt status by the IRS because the Colbert Super PAC SHH never filed for it, even though it is a registered Delaware corporation and hundreds of thousands of dollars have passed through it.
“Your lawyers advised you that there is no legal requirement that you file with the IRS an application for exemption,” Potter explained.
“Wait a second,” Colbert replied. “You can form a 501(c)(4) without asking to form one? These tea party anti- big government organizations didn’t have to ask big government for permission but they did anyway?”
“Right,” Potter replied.
2015 Charles G. and David H. Koch plans to spend close to $900 million on the 2016 campaign, an unparalleled effort by coordinated outside groups to shape a presidential election that is already on track to be the most expensive in history. The spending goal, revealed Monday at the Kochs’ annual winter donor retreat near Palm Springs, Calif., would allow their political organization to operate at the same financial scale as the Democratic and Republican Parties.
2011 Billionaire Right-Wing Koch Brothers Fund Wisconsin Governor Campaign and Anti-Union Push
The Koch Family
Dorothy Bush-Koch is the sister of the Skull and Bones President George W. Bush. For those who may not know, Dorothy Bush-Koch husband, Robert Koch is a scion of the family that owns Koch Industries, at present the largest privately owned company in the United States. This relationship is established through her husband Robert 'Bob' Koch being the head of the Wine Institute.
Top 10 Koch Facts that every American should know about who the Kochs are and what they're doing to our country.
- one of the top ten polluters in the United States
- oil and gas industry’s biggest donors
- spent more than 200 million pac money to make them richer
- Koch money started by engineering contracts with Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union
- The Kochs are suing to take over the Cato Institute
- pledged 60 million to defeat Obama
- got paid $100 million in government contracts, mostly from the Department of Defense.
- annual production capacity of 2.2 billion pounds of the carcinogen formaldehyde and doesn't go to jail
- combined fortune worth roughly $50 billion - more than bill gates!
- Koch Oil accused of scheming to steal $31 million of crude oil from Native Americans.
GREED IS GOOD - OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS
Soaking the Poor, State by State By Kevin Drum
There's not one single state with a tax system that's progressive. You have heard, perhaps, that rich people in America are egregiously overtaxed. And the poor? They're the lucky duckies! Why, 47 percent of Americans pay no taxes at all!
(This is not true, of course. Many poor and elderly Americans pay no federal income tax, but they pay plenty of other taxes.)
Still and all, it's true that the federal income tax is indeed progressive. Conservatives are right about that - though it's not as progressive as it used to be, back before top marginal rates were lowered and capital gains taxes were slashed in half. But conservatives are a little less excited to talk about other kinds of taxes. Payroll taxes aren't progressive, for example. In fact, they're actively regressive, with the poor and middle classes paying higher rates than the rich.
And then there are state taxes. Those include state income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, and fees of various kinds. How progressive are state taxes? Answer: They aren't.Check the table below to see how your state scores.
The Corporation for Enterprise Development released a scorecard for all 50 states, that includes overall tax rates, where data from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy shows that in the median state (Mississippi, as it turns out) the poorest 20% pay 2x the tax rate of the top 1%. In the worst states, the poorest 20% pay five to six times the rate of the richest 1%.
Evidence Of Direct Tea Party Link to The richest men on planet earth. Remember, those who own/control the majority of any commodity, dictate its value.
The Secret Governement aired on PBS in 1987
Definition Oligarchy: control by a few prominent families who pass their influence from one generation to the next. Throughout history, some oligarchies have been tyrannical, relying on public servitude to exist, although others have been relatively benign.
Aristotle pioneered the use of the term as a synonym for rule by the rich, for which the exact term is plutocracy, but oligarchy is not always a rule by wealth, as oligarchs can simply be a privileged group, and do not have to be connected by bloodlines as in a monarchy.
Definition Plutocracy - When these very families buy the politicians to protect their "special interests" also know as facism.
Jacob Hacker & Paul Pierson on Winner Take All Politics from BillMoyers.com
Real history isn't always what our ideology says it should be
Fact Check: The historical roots of the Republican Party
When fact-checking you will discover that Illinois and Chicago and the midwest were built by a government project, a big government project ! ! !
The Illinois Michigan Canal that connected the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Tributary System got started when - government figures - in the territory of illinois, began pushing for it in 1810 and pushed, and pushed, and pushed until 1848, when the canal opened and changed the global economy.
They also pushed for a government built railroad if no one else would build it but a private company finally came to the rescue with a great deal of what looks like government encouragement -- the result -- ?
The population of chicago went from 350 to 90,000 in 50 years all because of big governemt working with private enterprise. The roots of the party were in big government transportation infrastructure projects plus, the TARP of its day. The Homstead Act of 1862 with which the republican party bought its voters, a big government giveaway that made the kind of private liberties we dream of possible.
Are you being used by the powers that be you are being used for Class War Fair by the Oligarchy! ~ K. Ellis
- The American League was the First Tea Party.
Franklin Deleno Roosevelt Fought Them and Won. He Was All For Workers Rights and Unions
- Tax Havens only for the Oligarchy, that you can't use.
- August 18, 2011 Warren Buffett enters the "class warfare" fray
- 1 In 5 U.S. Children Live In Poverty
Koch Brothers David and Charles inherited their fathers money. Then made quite a lot on their own following that. They are now Worth 100 Billion Dollars and can manipulates Policy, Law, and Government for their own pleasure and wealth. They are the Second largest private company in the U.S.Why Do These Koch Industries Neighbors Have Cancer? (VIDEO)
Watch a NPR STORY where JAMIE Talk about Family Wealth
So much in the hands in so few and buy connections to Presidents. Spares with the 88 year old Milton Friedman exposed who is exposed being used by the wealthiest Americans to get what they wanted - no regulation and no gov't oversight.
Jamie says: "Contrary to common assumption, many of the wealthiest Americans aren't worried about the weakening economy at all, they are actually excited about it. To them, the crisis in the housing market, the recent slide in stock prices, and the general loss in purchasing power for millions of Americans have resulted in the thinning of the aristocratic ranks, or in other words, have decreased demand for the highest level of luxury living. Ironically, for the mega-rich, recession brings with it the ability to live well at a lower cost and with less of a hassle.
For the past eight years, I have been chronicling in documentary films the lives of the vastly rich and the role they play in the economy. As a member of the family that founded the Johnson and Johnson pharmaceutical company, I have been given unprecedented access to Whitneys, Vanderbilts, Forbeses, Gateses, Buffetts and Bloombergs. I have seen firsthand how many of these families run their businesses and I have watched them react to sudden shifts in the market and changing economic conditions. And now, with the threat of a recession looming on the horizon, I hear many of them saying-" Thank God, it's about time."
The Coors Family is the Coors Brewing Company helped to establish the conservative Heritage Foundation conservative in 1973 .
In 1986, David Koch helped found the Citizens for a Sound Economy, and has given over $21 million to the Cato Institute. One 1997 study by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy identified 12 American foundations that have had a key influence on US public policy since the 1960s, particularly via their support for the Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute and Cato Institute. Three of these 12 are Koch Family Foundations (Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation, David H. Koch Charitable Foundation). Charles Koch co-founded the Cato Institute, whilst David Koch sits on its board.
Koch brothers quietly open lobbying office in downtown Madison then set up MULTI MILLIONAIRE REPUBLICAN SENATOR RON JOHNSON, MADISON, WIS whose Gross income of at least 1.46 million in 2009, probably much more,
is against government subsidies to business, since 1998 his Pacur and Dynamic Drinkware plastic factories EMPLOY UP TO 9 PRISON INMATES WHOSE HEALTH CARE COSTS ARE PAID BY THE STATE according to records. Johnson is guilty of hypocrisy. Instead of employing hardworking Wisconsinites he's employing prisoners to get out of paying for healthcare.
David Koch and brother Charles have quietly funneled nearly $50 million to climate-denial front groups… This Millionaire Tea Bagger Ron Johnson also owns $100,000 in BP stock, supports Great Lakes oil drilling. BP uses prison labor, tax breaks to clean up their mess.
Blogger Ian Murphy revealed he had impersonated David Koch in a recorded phone conversation with an unsuspecting Koch Tea Bagger Gov. Walker in Wisconsin.
People are going to remember this ugly time and who stood up for historical truth and who was content to be silent or active enablers in the face of thuggery and stupidity. But to those who have sought for whatever reason to make an alliance with them, just a word of friendly advice. That old saying applies: “When you lie down with dogs, you rise up with fleas.”
DO NOT BE AFRAID ANYMORE!!
DON'T ALLOW THE EVIL
KOCH BROTHERS OR FOX NEWS SCARE YOU!!
When you lose your fear you will be willing to stand up and fight using your Non Violent Strategy. History proves this is when all Tyrants like the Koch Brothers and other Regimes Crumble!!
National Right to Work Foundation: The only right it defends is billionaires' right to their wealth. The anti-worker group attracts funding from the Mellon heirs, the Wal-Mart heirs and the Coors heirs."Right to Work" is really an anti-union law that prohibits security clauses in union contracts. Working families need to fight like hell against these dangerous attacks on their wages, their benefits and their job security.
Rethuglican Candidate in Boston
[ ... 1990 In an interview this week, Mr. Weld insisted he could make the budget cuts.
He would find the excess, he said, by going into what are known as the "budget busters," expensive programs like Medicaid and state employee pension plans that are fixed by law. "They are not untouchable; there are more efficient ways of managing them," Mr. Weld said.
A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, as well as a graudate of the Harvard Law School, Mr. Weld is married to a law school classmate who is a great-granddaughter of President Theodore Roosevelt. The Welds live with their five children in a large early-19th-century Federalist house off Brattle Street in Cambridge, normally a liberal address. He is an enthusiastic hunter and fisherman.
During his stint as United States Attorney in Boston, Mr. Weld developed a reputation as a tough prosecutor, winning convictions against officials of former Mayor Kevin H. White's administration, as well as members of Boston's organized crime family. In the campaign, Mr. Weld's brand of literate, upper-class humor sometimes left reporters confused.
Once, when asked where he got his money, Mr. Weld paraphrased an old Boston joke about a Beacon Hill matron: "We don't get money, we have money."
Hannah Bell Outstanding research, Republic of Money: The Koch Brothers 2011
HARRY KOCH (circa 1867)
Information on Fred Koch's immigrant father "Harry" Koch is sketchy. Harry had been trained as a printer. He quickly got into the newspaper business in Quanah. In 1891, (about age 24) he bought out one of the local papers. He bought out another three years later. In 1918 he was President of the Texas Press Association. The name he chose for his son -- Fred Chase Koch -- is evidence of one of those friendships.
Fred Chase Koch was surely named for Fred Chase, Harry's brother-in-law. Chase was about 10 years older than Koch, and arrived in Texas (from Maine, reportedly son of William & Louisa Folsom Chase, old Yankee stock) the same year Koch immigrated to the US. Like Koch, he was a newspaperman. Koch & he married two sisters, Mattie & Minnie Mixon, at approximately the same time (1890s).
After some years working papers in Galveston and Colorado, in 1910 Chase had became the editor of the Quanah Observer, another Quanah paper. The loyal family competition, possibly.
Fred Chase Koch, son of Harry, namesake of Fred Chase, & the founder of Koch Industries, was born in 1900.
Harry gave Fred an excellent (& expensive) education for his time: Texas's Rice Institute (now Rice University, longtime fiefdom of the Baker-Botts-Farish gang) & MIT. His brother John Anton Koch, who stayed with his father at the paper, had a similar education. It's surprising there could be so much money in a paper with a circulation of about 2000.
Fred C. Koch founder of the John Birch Society graduated as a chemical engineer and got a job in the nascent oil industry (The Texas Company, formed as a result of the Spindletop strike, soon to become Texaco: He then went to work for Medway Oil in Britain. Medway Oil took over Power Petroleum in 1924 & seems to have been involved in supplying the Soviet Union with fuel during the post-revolution Civil War & thereafter:
Medway/Power Petrol eventually became part of the Royal Dutch Shell/British Petroleum conglomerate. This experience is suggestive as to the kind of connections that Koch might have taken back to Texas with him -- in light of Britain's earlier support of the Southern slave system, the Confederacy & the Texas War of Independence -- as is Harry Koch's Dutch background itself, considering the close historical relationship between Dutch & British capital.
Like his father, Fred named his own son (Charles de Ganahl Koch, one of the living Koch brothers) after his mentor -- his boss at Medway, Charles de Ganahl -- also a Texan, by way of Switzerland or Austria. At any rate, Fred Chase Koch went back to Texas, started his own series of oil-related companies, eventually financed the John Birch Society (one of the foundational moments for the New Right), and the rest is history.
Just one more Koch connection to relate.
Fred Chase Koch married Mary Clementine Robinson in 1932 (He was 32, she was 25).
Ernest F. Robinson
Mary C. Robinson (1907) + Fred Chase Koch (1900)
Mary Burnet Kip (1876)
Mary C. Robinson was the daughter of "prominent" Kansas City surgeon & U. of Kansas medical professor Ernest Robinson.
Mary C. Robinson's mother, Mary Burnet Kip, was the daughter of the US Foreign Service diplomat William Ingraham Kip (Jr.).
Wm. Ingraham Kip (Jr.) (1840)
Mary Burnet Kip (1876)
Elizabeth C. Kinney (1842)
Kip Jr. was the son of William Ingraham Kip Sr, for 40 years the missionary episcopal bishop of California, scion of an old and distinguished family going back to Dutch New York. Kip Sr's wife was the daughter of merchant and banker Isaac Lawrence.
Mary C. Robinson's grandmother, Elizabeth Clementine Kinney, was the daughter of two writers, William Burnet Kinney and Elizabeth Clementine Dodge.
William Burnet Kinney (1799)
Elizabeth C. Kinney (1842)
Elizabeth Clementine Dodge (1810)
William Burnet Kinney was also a publicist, the owner of the Newark Advertiser, and a diplomat. The couple spent a lot of time in Italy hanging out in literary salons with the likes of the poet Robert Browning.
Elizabeth Clementine Dodge, the writer & diplomat's wife, was the Koch brothers' great-great grandmother.
She was the daughter of David Low Dodge & Sarah Cleveland -- two highly connected families that between them are probably intermarried with most of the American ruling class.
David Low Dodge (1774)
Elizabeth Clementine Dodge (1810)
Sarah Cleveland (1780)
Sarah Cleveland was the aunt of two-time President Grover Cleveland.
Her mother was a Folsom, one of a tribe that had settled New Hampshire & Maine -- interestingly, as Fred Chase's mother was also a Maine Folsom.
Husband David Low Dodge, businessman, was also a distant relation of the developer of William Grenville Dodge, the developer of the Ft Worth & Denver Railroad that ran through Quanah. Sarah & David L. Dodge spawned a powerful & long-lived business dynasty.
Son William Earl Dodge (1805) founded the metal & mining company Phelps-Dodge with his father-in-law Anson Greene Phelps. Phelps-Dodge was acquired by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. in 2007.
In other words, Elizabeth Clementine Dodge's brother founded Phelps-Dodge, one of the most important metal/mining companies in the world for over 100 years.
Which means that the Koch brothers' great-grandmother, Elizabeth Clementine Kinney, was the first cousin of William Earl Dodge II (1833-1903), for many years one of the two controlling partners in the company (check out WE Dodge Jr's other businesses as well):
Which means that the Koch brothers' grandmother, Mary Burnet Kip, was a second cousin of William Earl Dodge III, whose wife was Emeline Harriman (d. 1938), daughter of the financier Oliver Harriman.
Harriman's mentor & business partner was James Low, a member of the same clan as David Low Dodge's mother Anna. Oliver married James Low's daughter Laura.
Oliver Harriman was the mentor to his nephew, the railroad tycoon Edward Henry Harriman 1848, whose son was Averell Harriman (1891), associate of Prescott Bush & George Herbert Walker via Brown Brothers.
Which means that the Koch brothers' mother, Mary Clementine Robinson (1907-1990, Wellesley College) was the third cousin of all the Phelps-Dodge descendants, including Marcellus Hartley Dodge (1881, President Remington Arms), husband of Ethel Geraldine Rockefeller (1882), the niece of John Davison Rockefeller.
David Low Dodge (1774) + Cleveland
William Earl Dodge (1805)
Norman White Dodge + Hartley (1846)
Marcellus Hartley Dodge + Rockefeller (1882-1973)
This is interesting to me because the Kochs are often implied to be right-wing "enemies" of the supposedly liberal Rockefeller wing of Capital.
Makes you wonder.
Mary C. Koch was, of course, a philanthropist.
Is your company strategy
inline with the republican
tea party notion
that the department of education
should be dismantled?
Justice Clarence Thomas whose wife, Tea Party Organizer Virginia Thomas,
stumped at Tea Party rallies helped create the Tea Party organization Liberty Central and agrees with Skousen's ideas. W. Cleon Skousen constitutional guru of the Tea Party movement. Remember Monsanto? Liberty Central
Thomas failed to disclose that his wife Ginni Thomas received a total of $686,589 in compensation from the Heritage Foundation.1 Furthermore his wife is currently advertising herself as a lobbyist who has "experience and connections" to conservative groups who have an explicit agenda to overturn health care reform -- by repeal in the Congress or overturning the law in the courts.2 Justice Thomas is no stranger to questions of ethics. Along with Justice Antonin Scalia he attended meetings organized by the secretive, Tea Party-funding billionaire Koch brothers. The Koch brothers have been key players in rewriting the political landscape after the Citizens United Supreme Court decision unleashed the floodgates of corporate money in federal politics.3 And Thomas' wife has received an undisclosed salary paid for by undisclosed donors as CEO of Liberty Central, a 501(c)(4) organization that was formed to take advantage of Citizens United rules and to play an active role in the 2010 elections.
1"What else haven't they told us?" Common Cause, Jan. 21, 2011.
2"Adventures of Ginni Thomas," Ben Smith, Politico, Feb. 4, 2011.
3"Justices Scalia And Thomas's Attendance At Koch Event Sparks Judicial Ethics Debate," Sam Stein, Huffington Post, Oct. 20, 2010.
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Whether strain reflects lack of funds for enforcement or career incentives facing prosecutors, system capacity theory suggests how increasing prosecutorial capacity and resources can increase the number of prosecutions and convictions.
"Thomas Jefferson - the iconic hero of the Tea Party - also supported the legislation." ~ Forbes Magazine
How inconvenient, that such facts should be leaked in a conservative magazine.
"Thomas Jefferson Also Supported Government Run Health Care"
"... a number of our founders were more supportive of the notion of mandated health coverage and a government run hospital system than some may have imagined ..."
"Alexander Hamilton supported the establishment of Marine Hospitals in a 1792 Report, and it was a Federalist congress that passed the law in 1798. But Jefferson (Hamilton's strict constructionist nemesis) also supported federal marine hospitals, and along with his own Treasury Secretary, Albert Gallatin, took steps to improve them during his presidency. ..."
"... it was a payroll tax that all sailors on private merchant ships had to pay, and in return, they were basically given access to a small public health-care system. But it was, in essence, a regulation against a form of inactivity: You were not allowed to not do something, in this case, pay for sailor's health insurance."
Billionaire Brothers' Money Plays Role in Wisconsin Dispute Koch Brothers Money Fuels Wisconsin Fight
Tim Phillips, the president of Americans for Prosperity, $40 million in 2010 from $7 million three years ago, was created and financed in part by the secretive billionaire brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch. - told a large group of counter protesters who had gathered Saturday at one edge of what otherwise was a mostly union crowd that the cuts were not only necessary, but they also represented the start of a much-needed nationwide move to slash public-sector union benefits. State records also show that Koch Industries, their energy and consumer products conglomerate based in Wichita, Kan., was one of the biggest contributors to the election campaign of Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, a Republican who has championed the proposed cuts.
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Let's play Hide and Seek
The Loophole:KOCH Brothers Push the money through a Foundation or Trust.
Lobbying alone was a $2.6 billion industry in 2010, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. All that spending just sucks the oxygen out of the room for people trying to do true entrepreneurship.
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Koch brothers' father wanted to compete with the powerful american oil companies who shut him out of the game so he made a deal with the Russians to go The Dirty Little Koch Brothers Secret over there and in exchange for their money game them the technology they needed to compete with his own country America. After working in Russia and trading his technology for their money he came back to America. Koch brothers, inherited their wealth from their father's oil company which was started in Russia with Russian Technology and now worth $21.5 billion dollars.
Koch brothers - Jane Mayer (Fresh Air) 1/3 Covert Operations underwriters of right wing republican politicians. Birch Brother ideologues like their father.
Covert Operations - The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama. - by Jane Mayer funding 34 organizations in opposition to Obama.
Koch brothers - Jane Mayer (Fresh Air) 2/3 funded think tanks, Cato Institute, academics, scholarships etc. Mercatas Center @ George Mason University - instrumental in gutting all environmental legislation for their own oil interests.
The Koch Billionaire Bastards Birch Society Rethuglican Resurgence who Pays Off Any whore who will help their pimp daddy make more money.
Attack Ads, Undisclosed Stealthy Money used for their own gains - their own wealth.. Responsible for 300 oil spills and wanted to get rid of any ability for the government to prosecute them. They are the Standard Oil of our time. Almost an unknown company to ruin America. 100 million dollars to right wing causes.
"Matt Schlapp 3812 WASHINGTON WOODS DR. Alexandria, VA 22309
has nearly twenty years of government and corporate experience. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Federal Affairs at Koch Companies ..."
www.covestrategies.com/team.html Frank F. Sadler
AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE = Koch Brothers Lobby every person who is going to try to deregulate laws surrounding the oil industry and the gulf oil spill money. Senate ID 3060-12 - House ID 306380000 and another one
Since 1997, the Koch foundations have contributed over $48 million in grants to climate opposition groups. More than half that total, almost $25 million, was given since 2005.
Mercatus Center $9,247,500 received from Koch foundations 2005–2008
[Total Koch foundation grants 1997–2008: $9,874,500]
The Mercatus Center131 is a conservative think-tank at George Mason University, in which Charles Koch sits on the Board of Directors.132 The Mercatus Center suggested in 2001 that global warming would be, “beneficial, occurring at night, in the winter, and at the poles.”133 In 2009, they conceded that global warming is man-made and problematic but recommend doing nothing to cut emissions, instead promoting “work to facilitate movement of people from areas likely to be harmed by climate change.” page 21
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"21 Sep 2010 ... The Koch brothers have contributed about $1 million, partly because they worry about damage to the bottom line ... Washington Post Headlines ..."15. The Koch Brothers Profiled
"30 Aug 2010 ... The piece on the Koch brothers is worth a look, and includes a lot of ... But as best I can tell, the Koch brothers are legitimately upset by some aspects ... Drudge Report Washington Post New York Times The Onion ..."16. Who Are The Koch Brothers ?
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"29 Aug 2010 ... For decades, the Koch brothers, billionaire heirs of one of the largest privately ... called ground zero for deregulation policy in Washington. .... UPDATE: The Kochs fight back, posting this on their company website: ..."19. Forbes Faces: The Koch Brothers
"18 Apr 2007 ... Not so for brothers Charles and David Koch, who run family oil .... Koch allegedly hid releases of benzene." The Washington Post. ..20. Capital Rivals: Koch Brothers vs. George Soros
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Uploaded on Aug 30, 2008 Video created by Norm Augustinus... In 1996 Bristol Palin daughter of Sarah Palin (presumptive vice-presidential republican nominee) was attending Iditarod Elementary School in Alaska. The teacher asked the students to ask their parents if they had any unwanted video cameras they could donate (for skits). Bristol Palin brought in a camera. The spurious VHS tape found inside that camera featured her husband Todd Palin talking aloud to five-year old Bristol (she's holding the camera) about wife Sarah Palin regarding her 1996 Wasilla election win. (Her first term as mayor) DON'T MISS THIS! YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT THIS MAN SAYS!