PORTSIDE Archives

August 2010, Week 4

PORTSIDE@LISTS.PORTSIDE.ORG

Options: Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Subject:
From:
Carl Bloice <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Date:
Sat, 28 Aug 2010 13:23:25 -0400
Content-Type:
text/plain
Parts/Attachments:
text/plain (48 lines)
From 'The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against 
Obama':

'The Kochs are longtime libertarians who believe in
drastically lower personal and corporate taxes, minimal
social services for the needy, and much less oversight
of industry-especially environmental regulation. These
views dovetail with the brothers' corporate interests.
In a study released this spring, the University of
Massachusetts at Amherst's Political Economy Research
Institute named Koch Industries one of the top ten air
polluters in the United States. And Greenpeace issued a
report identifying the company as a "kingpin of climate
science denial." The report showed that, from 2005 to
2008, the Kochs vastly outdid ExxonMobil in giving
money to organizations fighting legislation related to
climate change, underwriting a huge network of
foundations, think tanks, and political front groups.
Indeed, the brothers have funded opposition campaigns
against so many Obama Administration policies-from
health-care reform to the economic-stimulus
program-that, in political circles, their ideological
network is known as the Kochtopus.'

'The billionaire brothers who are waging a war
against Obama.'

By Jane Mayer
The New Yorker
August 30, 2010

Read more:
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/08/30/100830fa_fact_mayer

_____________________________________________

Portside aims to provide material of interest
to people on the left that will help them to
interpret the world and to change it.

Submit via email: [log in to unmask]
Submit via the Web: portside.org/submit
Frequently asked questions: portside.org/faq
Subscribe: portside.org/subscribe
Unsubscribe: portside.org/unsubscribe
Account assistance: portside.org/contact
Search the archives: portside.org/archive

ATOM RSS1 RSS2