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    Re: "The Koch Brothers Samson Option"

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    The Koch Brothers’ ‘Samson Option’
    Apparently you have missed the real news.

    Kochs to Congress: Focus on spending, not Obamacare
    By Michael Isikoff, NBC News

    In a move that highlights a growing rift in conservative ranks, Koch Industries -- the privately held energy conglomerate owned by billionaires Charles and David Koch -- today distanced the firm from allied political groups lobbying to keep the government shut down unless Obamacare is defunded.

    A letter, signed by the company's chief lobbyist and sent to members of Congress, says that Koch Industries has taken no position on the shutdown dispute in Congress "nor have we lobbied on legislative provisions defending Obamacare."

    Instead, Koch Industries wants Congress to focus on "balancing the budget" and "cutting government spending," among other goals, said Philip Ellender, Koch Industries president for government and public affairs.

    The letter comes in the wake of media reports documenting how Freedom Partners -- a newly formed conservative trade association closely associated with the Koch brothers -- has helped finance many of the conservative and Tea Party groups that have been pressuring Republicans to link defunding Obamacare to the passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government and extend the debt ceiling.
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    Kochs to Congress: Focus on spending, not Obamacare - NBC Politics
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    Re: "The Koch Brothers Samson Option"

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    The Koch Brothers’ ‘Samson Option’ | Consortiumnews

    "Of course, many pragmatic rich folk understand how the extraordinary U.S. system – built by the sweat and ingenuity of countless “average Americans” and protected by the blood of heroic common citizens – has made their fortunes possible. These patriotic multi-millionaires cringe at the spectacle of a U.S. government shutdown and panic at the thought of defaulting on U.S. debt.
    But the right-wing billionaires and their political front groups welcome the current chaos. Indeed, they began planning today’s fiscal crisis as soon as their stunning defeat of last November sank in. Rather than behave as a loyal opposition, the Right started plotting soon after Obama took the oath of office a second time, as the New York Times reported:
    “Shortly after President Obama started his second term, a loose-knit coalition of conservative activists led by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III gathered in the capital to plot strategy. Their push to repeal Mr. Obama’s health care law was going nowhere, and they desperately needed a new plan.
    “Out of that session, held one morning in a location the members insist on keeping secret, came a little-noticed ‘blueprint to defunding Obamacare,’ signed by Mr. Meese and leaders of more than three dozen conservative groups. It articulated a take-no-prisoners legislative strategy that had long percolated in conservative circles: that Republicans could derail the health care overhaul if conservative lawmakers were willing to push fellow Republicans — including their cautious leaders — into cutting off financing for the entire federal government. "

    OK, is the 1/10th of 1% the originator of this plan?

    Why do the wealthy want to sink Obamacare: because it will give something to the 99% and cost the 1%?

    Who do you trust?

    The 1% is about helping everybody? When pigs fly!

    Read the whole story, the truth will set you to fury.

    Seriously !?

    The Koch brothers ?

    *sigh*...

    They should defund that monstrosity of a law. They should do everything in their power to kill it.

    The dirty little secret is that it relies on funding not from the " eeebil rich" or from the very poor but from the middle class.

    The people that have been hurt by Obama's Presidency more than anyone.

    Drop the Koch Brothers nonsense and open your eyes.

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    Re: "The Koch Brothers Samson Option"

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Apparently you have missed the real news.

    Kochs to Congress: Focus on spending, not Obamacare
    By Michael Isikoff, NBC News

    In a move that highlights a growing rift in conservative ranks, Koch Industries -- the privately held energy conglomerate owned by billionaires Charles and David Koch -- today distanced the firm from allied political groups lobbying to keep the government shut down unless Obamacare is defunded.

    A letter, signed by the company's chief lobbyist and sent to members of Congress, says that Koch Industries has taken no position on the shutdown dispute in Congress "nor have we lobbied on legislative provisions defending Obamacare."

    Instead, Koch Industries wants Congress to focus on "balancing the budget" and "cutting government spending," among other goals, said Philip Ellender, Koch Industries president for government and public affairs.

    The letter comes in the wake of media reports documenting how Freedom Partners -- a newly formed conservative trade association closely associated with the Koch brothers -- has helped finance many of the conservative and Tea Party groups that have been pressuring Republicans to link defunding Obamacare to the passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government and extend the debt ceiling.
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    Kochs to Congress: Focus on spending, not Obamacare - NBC Politics

    As the saying goes, "Put your money where your mouth is." The Kochs have put over $200 million into the groups behind the shutdown.. Money talks and bullcrap walks. Quoth the forked tongue, eh?

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    Re: "The Koch Brothers Samson Option"

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Apparently you have missed the real news.

    Kochs to Congress: Focus on spending, not Obamacare
    By Michael Isikoff, NBC News

    In a move that highlights a growing rift in conservative ranks, Koch Industries -- the privately held energy conglomerate owned by billionaires Charles and David Koch -- today distanced the firm from allied political groups lobbying to keep the government shut down unless Obamacare is defunded.

    A letter, signed by the company's chief lobbyist and sent to members of Congress, says that Koch Industries has taken no position on the shutdown dispute in Congress "nor have we lobbied on legislative provisions defending Obamacare."

    Instead, Koch Industries wants Congress to focus on "balancing the budget" and "cutting government spending," among other goals, said Philip Ellender, Koch Industries president for government and public affairs.

    The letter comes in the wake of media reports documenting how Freedom Partners -- a newly formed conservative trade association closely associated with the Koch brothers -- has helped finance many of the conservative and Tea Party groups that have been pressuring Republicans to link defunding Obamacare to the passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government and extend the debt ceiling.
    [...]


    Kochs to Congress: Focus on spending, not Obamacare - NBC Politics
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    Re: "The Koch Brothers Samson Option"

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    It was obviously the Rich.

    The Rich do all bad things. Death exists only because it makes the Rich money. Every painful thing in our life's increases the Rich's immense income. That's all the Rich care about. The Rich would kill us all right now if the Rich didn't enjoy so much our suffering.

    Is that the answer you're looking for?
    I didn't see anyone blaming the "rich", that must be your slant. The Koch Bros. are individuals who happen to be rich. That is a very different thing. They seem to be spending a lot of money to create chaos in Washington, costly chaos that effects every American. Don't you wonder why 2 individuals who have not been elected should be able to hold that much power in a democratic society? Is that what democracy is to you? Do you think it can be bought?
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    Re: "The Koch Brothers Samson Option"

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    I didn't see anyone blaming the "rich", that must be your slant. The Koch Bros. are individuals who happen to be rich. That is a very different thing. They seem to be spending a lot of money to create chaos in Washington, costly chaos that effects every American. Don't you wonder why 2 individuals who have not been elected should be able to hold that much power in a democratic society? Is that what democracy is to you? Do you think it can be bought?
    1.Were not a Democracy.

    2.Read the poll.

    3.Get over the Koch brothers. The obsession is weird.
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    Re: "The Koch Brothers Samson Option"

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    1.Were not a Democracy.

    2.Read the poll.

    3.Get over the Koch brothers. The obsession is weird.
    We elect our leaders, they are not hired by individuals. If you can't see the danger there it is because you are blinded by the cause.
    I know if Soros was involved in this way you would be upset.
    Oh and that poll is poppycock. Conservatism is toast. All this is nothing but a dead cat bounce. Like Jobs said "Death is natures best invention".

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    Re: "The Koch Brothers Samson Option"

    Have you seen the KOCH brothers letter to Congress today.
    A lot of Repub tushes are on fire right now.
    To be fair, KOCHsw elect TEAs and now they're unhappy about what the TEAs have done.
    And T-Bills double in interest overnight.
    Cantor wins, America loses.
    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    I didn't see anyone blaming the "rich", that must be your slant. The Koch Bros. are individuals who happen to be rich. That is a very different thing. They seem to be spending a lot of money to create chaos in Washington, costly chaos that effects every American. Don't you wonder why 2 individuals who have not been elected should be able to hold that much power in a democratic society? Is that what democracy is to you? Do you think it can be bought?

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    Re: "The Koch Brothers Samson Option"

    DeMint's Heritage Foundation and the Koch's Tea party funding organizations are now expressing remorse at the creation of their TEAsshole anarchists in congress,
    They are now afraid that the TEAsshole craziness in the house that they have created may be crazy ENOUGH to actually default on the debt ceiling. That will send the nation, and indeed the world spiraling into a devastating and deep depression.
    Even DeMint and the Kochs aren't quite THAT crazy.
    The question is now, can anyone stop them?

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    Re: "The Koch Brothers Samson Option"

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I'm a very conservative individual, and I don't see anything conservative about right wing radical ideology and feel they co-opted the name to hide behind. I don't hide. I am a
    Green and serious environmentalist and conservative. I'm not an Obamabot and was deeply offended by the invasion of Libya and the high handed shenanigans financing Al Queda types in Syria. I do, however, support Obamacare and feel it is as significant as Social Security. It is the Nation taking care of its' citizens instead of its' Corporations. I've seen more Corporate Welfare than I can stand. This is a percentage shift of monies to people. A potentially good program. Of course, long term, it will be screwed up by politics and vested interests.
    Fair enough. I wish we had more conservatives like you.
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