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    The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular

    The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular


    By Philip Elliott
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    December 21, 2017


    The billionaire Koch Brothers have bought the Republican Party


    Now, comes the sell. Hours after Congress sent a sweeping package of tax cuts to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature, the powerful network of advocacy groups backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch went into high gear to turn around the bill’s dour poll numbers. Planned to last at least six months—heading right into the months when voters will turn their attention to the 2018 midterm elections—the multi-platform Koch-backed campaign will seek to explain the benefits of the tax package. The sales job will be tough. Polls find the proposal incredibly unpopular with voters: a CNN poll released this week found 55% of voters opposed to the bill. And for good reason. The bulk of the benefits will go to those who make more than $300,000 a year, according to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center. And, by 2027, those earning less than $75,000 annual will see a tax hike while the cuts for the ultra-rich remain, according to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. Democrats, who stood unified against the package, now plan to weaponize it against Republicans next year and beyond.

    Republicans grumble that they had little choice but to pass this unpopular bill. For years, they’ve promised sweeping tax cuts. Now, given control of the House, the Senate and the White House, they delivered on campaign rhetoric in a big way. Failing to do so would have meant they had control of all levers of official Washington power and still accomplished nothing. They had to show they could, in fact, govern. The Koch-backed network spans interest groups, advocacy organizations, think tanks and P.R. machines. It went in with $20 million to push for these tax cuts and promised lawmakers that their backs would be covered if they supported it. Still, the tax bill is just as unpopular on the day it is becoming law as the Democrats’ health care bill was when it became law in 2010. Republicans used Obamacare as to bludgeon their way into the majority that year. Even so, views of Obamacare have improved in the years since. Republicans are hoping their tax cuts will fare as well.
    Unsurprisingly, the billionaire Koch Brothers and their Koch Industries are among the biggest winners in the GOP tax giveaway to the ultra-wealthy and corporations.

    This is a major GOP donor family that told the GOP leadership to pass the tax legislation or the Koch family would cease their contributions to GOP election campaigns.

    Related: Sanders: Passage of GOP tax bill a 'victory' for Koch brothers, campaign donors, corporations


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    Re: The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
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    Unsurprisingly, the billionaire Koch Brothers and their Koch Industries are among the biggest winners in the GOP tax giveaway to the ultra-wealthy and corporations.

    This is a major GOP donor family that told the GOP leadership to pass the tax legislation or the Koch family would cease their contributions to GOP election campaigns.

    Related: Sanders: Passage of GOP tax bill a 'victory' for Koch brothers, campaign donors, corporations
    Apparently even the Kochs didn't trust the GOP to get this through, and are only putting money into the PR campaign after its already passed. Poll numbers reflect the uphill battle they face, the left really got the jump on them on this one. And polishing a turd is always a challenge in and of itself.
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    Re: The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular

    Then I guess you guys will be returning your tax cuts in protest then right?

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    Re: The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular

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    The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular




    Unsurprisingly, the billionaire Koch Brothers and their Koch Industries are among the biggest winners in the GOP tax giveaway to the ultra-wealthy and corporations.

    This is a major GOP donor family that told the GOP leadership to pass the tax legislation or the Koch family would cease their contributions to GOP election campaigns.

    Related: Sanders: Passage of GOP tax bill a 'victory' for Koch brothers, campaign donors, corporations
    These two jerks are in the TOP TEN PUBLIC ENEMIES list.
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    Re: The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular

    I think that in the first year or so we will see a small increase in popularity. When cuts start coming to programs it will start to level out, and of course when the bill raises their taxes it will plummet. I don't think the old "bald eagle" or "American flag" type terminology will save them on this one long term.

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    Re: The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular




    Unsurprisingly, the billionaire Koch Brothers and their Koch Industries are among the biggest winners in the GOP tax giveaway to the ultra-wealthy and corporations.

    This is a major GOP donor family that told the GOP leadership to pass the tax legislation or the Koch family would cease their contributions to GOP election campaigns.
    Just goes to show what a big idiot Bernie Sanders is.

    He regularly enjoys lying about the Kochs, and getting folks all upset over nothing.

    Bernie Sanders inflates Trump tax plan benefits to billionaires | PolitiFact

    If the democrats weren't so damned stupid, they'd realize that the Kochs have done more to help them than hurt them. The Kochs oppose a wall on the southern border -- they opposed a ban on Muslim immigrants -- and they've even spent millions trying to convince Congress to make the "Dreamers" permanent US citizens.

    It's funny, really.
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    • Remember this on November 6th ... Republicans will always elevate corporations above of the best interests of their human constituents •

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    Re: The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular

    The Koch's are working from the bottom up, focusing on state and local elections and funding schools of government, politics, law, economics, and more, to further their own politics in state universities and colleges.

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    Re: The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular

    REICH: The triumph of the American oligarchs

    Oligarchs like the Kochs are ruining American politics. This is exactly what happened in Russia and the ex-Soviet Republics. 25 years after independence, oligarchs still own governments.


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    Re: The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular

    And? Soros spends millions. He owns democrats?
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