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Fri Jul 4, 2014, 10:33 PM

Nothing lasts forever..

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/right-wing-billionaires-behind-mitt-romney-20120524
another article :
http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/07/19/543801/consumer-brands-conservative-attack-ads/

This article has good detail about the richest of the rich right wing donors.
These guys are getting quite OLD... and their families may not have the same interest in throwing money at politicians.

These people are annoying, bitter people, but they are not immortal...and when they check out, I suspect that their estates will be fought over for a very long time.

Without their money, I wonder how many of the think tanks will continue to have the resources to carry on in the manner they do now..

There are some younger ones, but when the demographic bomb goes off in a few years, and the tea party is more ensconced in GOP politics, I am betting that some of these younger ones will not be all that eager to pick up the slack with their personal wealth..

One can hope



Sheldon Adelson
AGE 80...(variety of ailments)


Charles Koch
AGE 79 (prostate cancer survivor)


David Koch
AGE 74 (prostate cancer survivor)..and survived a plane crash in 1991









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MisterP Jul 2014 #1

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Sat Jul 5, 2014, 12:20 AM

1. the articles actually went over this when everyone was discussing "wealth psychology"

and affluenza: to someone with several dozen or hundred million dollars, money isn't something to buy someone with: it's something to build a legacy: they actually have enough money for several generations of heirs to spend a million a day and still stay (ahead even if all markets and stock exchanges collapsed); so Koch's response to landing on a business jet and leaping through the 20-foot wall of flame it produced was "I'm going to die someday: I want to change America to benefit oligarchs like me!"

they make foundations staffed by acolytes, and see everything in their moneymaking, perhaps even technocratic worldview (Gates Foundation, anyone? "you! poor dusky country/student! you will technologize. you will adopt GMOs, evaluations, bottom-line calculation, and laptops. we are advanced and superior. you will submit. it is logical"

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