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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:18 PM

 

David Koch Now Taking Aim at Hurricane Sandy Victims

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http://www.thenation.com/blog/171906/david-koch-now-taking-aim-hurricane-sandy-victims#

Billionaire David Koch’s prime political organization, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), having failed in its $125 million quest to oust President Barack Obama, is now aiming at a slightly less sophisticated political target: victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy was the second most costly in American history, leaving 100 lives lost, over $50 billion in devastation and tens of thousands of damaged or destroyed homes. Legislative efforts to help those who survived Hurricane Sandy’s wrath will reach a major stumbling block.

Earlier this week, AFP, which is chaired by Koch and believed to be financed by several other plutocrats from the New York City region, released a letter warning members of Congress not to vote for the proposed federal aid package for victims of the storm that swept New Jersey, New York City and much of the surrounding area in October. An announcement on the group’s website says that the vote next week for the Sandy aid package will be a “key vote”—meaning senators who support sending money for reconstruction could face an avalanche of attack ads in their next election. Already, opposition to the bill is growing, although it passed one procedural hurdle last night.

(More at the link. Follow https://twitter.com/KOCHexposed on Twitter.)

Another reason they'd block Sandy Aid is to buy up the property to gentrify the area, and of course, to simply be land barons. Prime real estate, and some Far Rockaways residents were saying early after Sandy that this is exactly what would happen!

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Reply David Koch Now Taking Aim at Hurricane Sandy Victims (Original post)
Fire Walk With Me Dec 2012 OP
Initech Dec 2012 #1
gulliver Dec 2012 #4
Fire Walk With Me Dec 2012 #6
aquart Dec 2012 #11
Bake Dec 2012 #21
Trajan Jan 2013 #22
Bake Jan 2013 #24
Ohio Joe Dec 2012 #2
BainsBane Dec 2012 #9
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #3
annabanana Dec 2012 #5
dmr Dec 2012 #7
Fire Walk With Me Dec 2012 #8
aquart Dec 2012 #10
kurtzapril4 Dec 2012 #12
UtahLib Dec 2012 #15
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2012 #16
Patiod Dec 2012 #19
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2012 #20
SDjack Dec 2012 #13
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #14
Pretzel_Warrior Dec 2012 #17
Patiod Dec 2012 #18
Berlum Jan 2013 #23

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:23 PM

1. Well when the revolution happens we can rise up as one and take his money...

And use it for more productive things than destroying the American work force and belittling hurricane victims. Your move, Koch roaches.

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Response to Initech (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:31 PM

4. No need for a revolution. Just put in a huge estate tax.

Then time is on our side. The Koch Brothers are essentially nothings who got all of their money from their daddy. A massive estate tax would help prevent future problems like the Koch Brothers. It would prevent good businesses from falling into the hands of incompetent and degenerate offspring. It would reduce the deficit. It would also stick it to the Koch Brothers for being scum. It's an all around win.

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Response to gulliver (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:40 PM

6. An astute DUer pointed out that much of the Koch's industry base will have to upgrade to recent EPA

 

standards next year or so, which is why they are desperate to vote in purchased politicians who will weaken the EPA.

Strengthen the EPA and it's another win!

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Response to gulliver (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:03 PM

11. And put stringent limits on family foundations.

The Koch brothers' wills are a time bomb waiting to explode in American politics.

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Response to gulliver (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:32 PM

21. At this point I'd rather see a revolution

Complete with guillotines.

Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:03 PM

22. Liberals who advocate summary execution ...

Are not my kind of Liberals ...

In fact, I don't consider them Liberal at all ...

Reckless, amoral, homicidal ... not exactly Liberal qualities ...

And a desire to have heads detached from bodies using such a horrifying weapon seems more than barbaric ...

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Response to Trajan (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:10 PM

24. Actually the guillotine is fairly quick and painless.

Sorry I"m not liberal enough for you.

Bake

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:26 PM

2. What a PoS...

There is no low these fuckers will not stoop to.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:54 PM

9. Evil incarnate

He and Wayne LaPierre, the dregs of humanity.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:26 PM

3. When I hear about the Kock brothers I think of the words of SATAN

Satan said: "Let the people burn and suffer"

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:33 PM

5. They never miss an opportunity to kick someone when they're down.

karma is sleeping

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:29 PM

7. Isn't this extortion? n/t

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Response to dmr (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:42 PM

8. Absolutely. n/t

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:01 PM

10. This creature needs to be poor.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:41 PM

12. There were a bunch of tornadoes

in the south yesterday. There are a bunch of tornadoes in the south and midwest every year. 161 people were killed in ONE town, Joplin, MS on May 22, 2011. Let me know when the big rock stars came out to do benefits and telethons for them. Oh wait....they didn't?

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:59 PM

15. How does this relate to the actions of the scumbag Koch brothers? I perceive diversion. n/t

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:36 AM

16. You mean Joplin Missouri. It took out 1/3 of the town.

No, they didn't. Some of the Branson Stars did a telethon thing and Mark Chapman Band did a song that 100% of the money made on iTunes went to help. But no big rock star, then again I was in a tent in the back of a church crying for a long time so I might have missed it.
Add= Obama did come. He said he would get more help for us. But, the sad part of Joplin is that it is ran by Republicans and you see at that time 2-3 of the council member of Joplin had big construction businesses.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:14 AM

19. Reply of the Week!

I'd post the ROFL pic if your post weren't so sad, sincere and heartfelt.

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Response to Patiod (Reply #19)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:04 PM

20. No one out side of Joplin, save for some of the volunteers, know what kind of mess was going on.

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The greed was the worse thing. People were coming in from all over to try to get a chunk of the money. Local contractors were using there influence on the council to keep certain building permits from being granted. FEMA was making many churches stop helping with the clean up. One church group was able to clean 1 house a day, FEMA came in and said they could not keep doing that. It was taking FEMA 1week to take a house down, some sort of paperwork thing most were guessing.

BTW cheek your insurances( yes plural). Many don't cover clean up cost. That iswhy the church was helping those that had insurance but no clean up coverage.Many low income people in Joplin lived in what was called family houses. They were passed down generation to generation so they would always have a home. And is why many were confused because FEMA helps those without insurance, so why close down the effort to help those that they don't.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:41 PM

13. The rich had the same motive and plan for New Orleans after Katrina. nt

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:08 PM

14. He's a sociopath. Ugh!

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:40 AM

17. I always thought it would be fitting for these guys to be assassinated in their sleep and for a note

 

to surface that says, "asking for higher taxes is not class warfare. THIS is class warfare."

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:10 AM

18. Classic Shock Doctrine (nt)

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:35 AM

23. Doubleplusungood

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