Fiorina Takes In Kochs For $$$

September 27, 2010 at 5:27 am 1 comment

I originally wanted to title this posting “Carly Fiorina uses her back-door method to use an old  Koch to help finance her campaign”, but all of that just wouldn’t fit on the subject line. Carly Fiorina has been pandering to the billionaire industrialist brothers David and Charles Koch a lot, those same Uber-Wealthy billionaire brothers who have quietly and almost single-handedly bankrolled the far-right Tea Party movement and convinced those and other morons that what’s good taxwise for the very very rich will be good for them on the day that they hit the Lotto. The funding she’s getting doesn’t actually match the 120+ million that her BFF Meg Whitman has invested in herself, but is quite substantial just the same. And all she had to roll over for in exchange was to give the Koch Industries PAC support in their effort to push their greedy plans to lower capital gains taxes and get rid of those pesky environmental regulations like lower carbon emissions by supporting the campaign for Proposition 23 in California (again, google it). Quoting Tim Rutten in the Los Angeles Times, “This month, Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Morain noted that, while the brothers’ oil companies stand to profit mightily from Proposition 23’s passage, they also have an interest in seeing that other states don’t emulate California’s attempt to reduce carbon emissions. Two years ago, this state adopted model air-quality regulations curbing cancer-causing emissions of formaldehyde in the forest products industry. Federal interest in adopting similar curbs is causing Georgia-Pacific no end of grief”.  So, much like the always warm and charming Meg Whitman, they aren’t spending their money, they’re actually investing it now, against their expected big returns downstream. I’m not sure which Koch is which (yes, I know, all old Kochs look the same), but the old Koch on the left looks like a photoshop up-aged version of John C. McGinley from “Scrubs”, the somewhat dim looking Koch on the right just looks like you’d suppose that his childhood limo would have been of the short yellow variety, if you get my drift. I have to guess that they should be thankful that their father didn’t choose to  name them A. Harry or Hugh G. Koch. The Kochs manage America’s second-largest privately held company, Koch Industries, which is made up of oil, gas, pipeline, chemical, fertilizer and wood products companies, including the above mentioned Georgia-Pacific. As of 2010, the Koch brothers combined assets have the country’s third-largest fortune of around $35 billion, closely following Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. These smarmy bastards are the personification of what you might find if you google “Greed Gone Wild”, and yet they still want more.  N.B., The ownership of any and all photos, opinions, and/ or quotes above (including those of my own) belong to the material’s creator(s). Credit is given when it’s known, but as everyone knows, success usually has a million parents and failure is an orphan.

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