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Sat Oct 19, 2019, 08:04 PM

Charles Koch Is Funding a Campaign to Kill Food Stamps and Medicaid




Charles Koch, seen at the Freedom Partners Summit on August 3, 2015, in Dana Point, California, is one of the funders behind Foundation for Government Accountability, the nonprofit working to make it harder for poor Americans to access government programs meant to help them get on secure financial ground.

PATRICK T. FALLON FOR THE WASHINGTON POST VIA GETTY IMAGES
BY Alex Kotch, Sludge
PUBLISHED
September 11, 2019

Last December, an innocuously named nonprofit, the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), wined and dined Republican politicians and White House staffers at a Walt Disney World resort, according to a new report from the Center for Public Integrity. The pitch: make it harder for poor Americans to access government programs meant to help them get on secure financial ground, especially the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, and Medicaid.

The group has already achieved some victories, as states including Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, and West Virginia have imposed work requirements on SNAP recipients, sometimes using FGA model legislation. A nationwide version of work requirements proposed by the Trump administration is expected to kick hundreds of thousands of poor Americans off of SNAP.

A Sludge investigation has found that FGA is heavily financed by a powerful Wisconsin foundation birthed by the wealthy, conservative Bradley brothers, multiple nonprofits affiliated with rightwing billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, and two dark money vehicles funded by Koch and Bradley charitable nonprofits. A number of FGA executives and board members work or have worked for other connected Bradley- and Koch-funded think tanks and political groups.

FGA and its connected lobbying arm, the Opportunity Solutions Project, are employing a common tactic among conservative economists, policy writers, and free-market ideologues, recasting cuts to public welfare benefits as encouraging “the redeeming power of work.”

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Reply Charles Koch Is Funding a Campaign to Kill Food Stamps and Medicaid (Original post)
Judi Lynn Oct 19 OP
CentralMass Oct 19 #1
FiveGoodMen Oct 23 #16
vercetti2021 Oct 19 #2
Rebl2 Oct 20 #13
dalton99a Oct 20 #14
Eliot Rosewater Oct 19 #3
Midnight Writer Oct 19 #4
2naSalit Oct 19 #5
Golden Raisin Oct 19 #6
JDC Oct 19 #7
YOHABLO Oct 19 #8
Skittles Oct 19 #9
Turbineguy Oct 19 #10
wasupaloopa Oct 19 #11
MustLoveBeagles Oct 20 #12
BigDemVoter Oct 21 #15
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 24 #17

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 08:06 PM

1. This prick has a special place in hell waiting for him.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 04:25 PM

16. Nope.

We punish him now or else he gets away with everything.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 08:07 PM

2. Join your brother asshole

Satan needs more minions

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 08:30 AM

13. Yes please

go visit your brother. Better yet just stay with him for eternity. They have a very special place in hell for you.

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 10:41 PM

14. +1

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 08:20 PM

3. Filthy piece of human shit

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 08:26 PM

4. Simple evil.

Is there any other explanation for an 80 year old billionaire to want to stop poor people from getting food and medical care?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 08:32 PM

5. Waste of good air

which should be put to use by endangered species.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 08:38 PM

6. "Are there no prisons?"

"Plenty of prisons..."
"And the Union workhouses." demanded Scrooge. "Are they still in operation?"
"Both very busy, sir..."
"Those who are badly off must go there."
"Many can't go there; and many would rather die."
"If they would rather die," said Scrooge, "they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population."
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At least Scrooge ultimately redeemed himself. This guy is pure evil and malice. Not a pit of Hell fiery and deep enough for him.

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Response to Golden Raisin (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 08:59 PM

7. i think if this exchange every time I read a story like this

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 09:08 PM

8. Foundation for Government Accountability is definitely our enemy.

Let's see, “the redeeming power of work” Uh huh, right. How about that little detail called ''a living wage''? Just what kind of 'slave' work are they talking about? There is no end to the evil that persists in this country.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 09:10 PM

9. miserable old fucker

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:13 PM

10. Sir, wouldn't it be more efficient

to just shoot the poor? Or perhaps gas chambers?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 11:45 PM

11. Didn't he see that his brother could not take any wealth with him to hell?

 

How fucking rich do these bastards have to be to be satisfied?

I would love for Charles Koch to get a stroke that paralyzes him from the neck down.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 02:18 AM

12. He's already paralyzed from the neck up

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 06:50 PM

15. I can't wait for that fucker to join his brother. . . .

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 12:42 PM

17. Evil fucking bastard

His dirt nap can't come soon enough.

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