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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet Elvis View Post
    Meanwhile George Soros has probably spent more than that for all kinds of pseudo-socialist issues. That's including bankrolling the Jerk-In-Chief's campaigns, various media smear campaigns, and just recently funding Ferguson rioters..err...protesters.

    This is like someone whining about how much Microsoft is worth, while going out and buying an iPhone every year.
    I'm pretty sure Soros hasn't spent more than 900 million.

    BTW, iPhones have nothing to do with Microsoft. If you hated Microsoft, buying an iPhone would just show that even more.


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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Good for the Koch brothers! That 900 million might make up for all the funding from the AFL-CIO, ActBlue, American Fed of State Employees Union, American Federation of Teachers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, National Education Association, United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Laborers Union, American Association for Justice, Communication Workers of America, Teamsters Union, United Auto Workers, Communication Workers of America, Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Newsweb Corp, Emily's List, Sheet Metals Workers Union, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Operating Engineers Union, United Steel Workers, International Association of Fire Workers, Time Warner, Iron Workers Union, Airline Pilots Association, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, American Postal Union, United Transportation Union, University of California, Walt Disney Co., Human Rights Campaign, Saban Capital Group, Skadden Arps Et Al, Seafarers International Union, National Cmte to Preserve Social Security & Medicare, Harvard University, National Rural Letter Carriers Assn , National Cmte for an Effective Congress the Democratic party enjoys.

    https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php

    Ah, so money is only bad when Democrats spend it. Gotcha.


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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    If you add up all the web of organizations that he funnels his money through it would be interesting to see a total. But one thing for sure is there isn't a Democrat in office that hasn't benefited from Soros' deep pockets.

    While it is being reported that Koch brothers are going to spend 900 million on this next campaign, how much will Soros and all his 527 groups cough up is still to be revealed. And another thing to remember is the Koch brothers have heavily donated to certain Democrats in the past like Mario Cuomo. Soros doesn't have that kind of record. So this whole thread is based on jive time nickel dime Bull S***.
    Claiming that Soros spends as much as the Kochs is not a good argument against doing something about the disproportionate amount of political influence the extremely rich can buy.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    When I was having dues taken from me and donated to Democrat reelection funds I wasn't naive enough to think that my rights as a worker were being protected.

    I saw the corruption and the destructive nature of organizations that had gone unchecked for decades.

    Who cared about their own survival than the workers they claimed to represent.

    My dues were going to a organization that was losing influence because they refused to change with the times. Because they refused to adapt to a changing dynamic that they had no control over.

    They were ideologues blinded by decades old pro-Union cliches who claimed that taking from the worker and driving out industries was the only way to save the worker.

    And I hated it. What a waste of good money.
    Were you a shop steward? Did you raise the issue with other union members? Did you attend meetings? Vote? Run for office within the union? If not, you got the union you deserved.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post


    Tell me more about how this man is protecting workers' rights.
    Is there a source for that quote?
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    My interests were addressed just fine. Of course I had not over borrowed. When the bubble burst and interest rates fell I was able to refinance twice and now pay a historically low rate. I retired from one career in 2009 and took up another in 2010. Doing just fine. I don't see the problem.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Ah, so money is only bad when Democrats spend it. Gotcha.
    No. This may be difficult for some to grasp, but it's actually okay if people or organizations want to spend their own money on advocacy.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Claiming that Soros spends as much as the Kochs is not a good argument against doing something about the disproportionate amount of political influence the extremely rich can buy.
    You want to reduce the political influence exerted by big money? I can actually tell you how to do that, if you want.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    My interests were addressed just fine. Of course I had not over borrowed. When the bubble burst and interest rates fell I was able to refinance twice and now pay a historically low rate. I retired from one career in 2009 and took up another in 2010. Doing just fine. I don't see the problem.
    Well as long as you were OK I guess there was never a problem. Sure glad you straightened that out.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    LOL....sorry...but cherry picking a few people that hold that opinion doesn't make it so. The concept of "liberal" media is nothing more than a creation of Fox News to justify their far-right propaganda machine.
    Why deny it? Journalists are literate, educated, informed, smart and choose to work in a profession that usually doesn't pay well, but provides a vital public service.. Of course most of them are liberals.

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