To anyone who even remotely follows politics in the United States, it’s no surprise that a LOT of money is spent on elections. Whether it’s in contributions to candidates themselves or to political action committees (PACs), there’s quite a bit of ‘light’ and a whole lot more ‘dark’ money being spent. Perhaps the biggest spenders of them all are the Koch Brothers, Charles and David. So, it comes as quite a surprise that Charles (in an interview on CBS Sunday Morning) actually said he was fighting AGAINST special interests.
Wait a minute. He and his brother are the epitome of special interests. Let’s take a look at the stats, shall we?
- $400 million spent on the 2012 election cycle
- $890 million planned for the 2016 Presidential campaign
- $70 million spent on anti-climate change lobbying
- 44,000+ political ads funded during the last election cycle
According to Charles Koch, he’s just an everyday American, wanting a better life for all Americans. He wants a government with less centralized power, and more power ‘dispersed to the people.’ I guess those ‘people’ he’s talking about are the ones with as much money as he has. He and his brother pervert the electoral process for their own gain. Are we supposed to believe that he has the best interests of the American people in mind?
Let’s watch Koch spin his story:
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