The Koch Brother’s Party: The Tea Party Really is Their Party
I for one no longer believe the Republican Party is controlled by Republican voters, nor does it serve those voters’ interests.
Back In 2010, the Koch Brothers saw and opportunity and they took it. This is what I believe happened: A small percent of the United States’ population could not stand the thought there was a black man in the White House. Their rage sparked a larger movement. Then add in those who claim not to hate black people, but in private company, do. Add those who just cannot stand the government and you have a movement.
As far as I am concerned, the Koch Brothers are the founders of the Tea Party movement. From the beginning, they have been involved. The two brothers helped to bus Tea Party members into town hall meetings in the beginning and they continue to throw a great deal of money into Tea Party candidates who serve their interests.
These men do not come without a price. They, just like some of their counterparts; Harold Simmons, Sheldon Adelson or Foster Friess; are using their money not just to get their voices heard but they are using their money to drown out all the other voices in the room. To put it in more direct terms, they are trying to overturn the will of the People of this nation and impose their own set of rules upon us all.
I believe when it comes to the Koch brothers, there’s a lot more going on than what we see. Nevertheless, what we do see is awfully revealing.
The Koch brothers have been behind the scenes, using their powerful moneyed influence to protect the interests of big business, such as their own for a long time. The brothers are in the chemical business so you can reckon they have a great deal of interests in pollution deregulation and tax cuts.
The two brothers are the third richest men in the world next to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett with a cool $35 billion to sway lawmakers and push their agenda down all our throats. It would seem that is what they are trying to do in my opinion.
Let me be clear here; many of the wealthy in this country are good and compassionate people. They give a lot to charities and they do not mind paying their fair share of taxes. There is just a small percentage of the wealthy that for one reason or the other, they just cannot get enough wealth. It is not because they feel financially insecure; their wealth far exceeds whatever need or want. It is about power and having more money to have more power.
We all have dreams for what we would like to see America become, but we do not all wish to own America. If men like the Koch brothers continue to use their wealth to try controlling our nation, we will see a larger gap grow between the wealthy and everyone else. .The middle-class will diminish until it exists no more.
The Tea Party might be the Koch brother’s party but the United States is every American’s nation, not just theirs.