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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 01:16 PM

New light on Koch brothers efforts to abolish the Energy Department

A scheme to abolish the Department of Energy (DOE) helped spur a failed 1980 Libertarian Party presidential bid — and in the process laid the groundwork for Charles and David Koch’s powerful network of influence — as documents from a newly published archive show.
That election also handed the Kochs their first political setback, driving them to rethink their approach to libertarian ideas,” The New York Times reported in 2014. “Instead of replacing the Republican Party, they have helped to profoundly reshape it.”
This is a battle that [Charles and David] fought and lost 40 years ago,” Graves added, “and yet it’s still a battle that is animating the Republican Party candidates that Koch has backed.


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pecosbob Aug 2019 #1

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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 02:59 PM

1. It's not the only thing they want to tear down

They want to overturn the 17th Amendment and return to appointment of U.S. Senators

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