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The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama

The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
I found this interesting:
On May 17th, a black-tie audience at the Metropolitan Opera House applauded as a tall, jovial-looking billionaire took the stage. It was the seventieth annual spring gala of American Ballet Theatre, and David H. Koch was being celebrated for his generosity as a member of the board of trustees; he had recently donated $2.5 million toward the company’s upcoming season, and had given many millions before that. Koch received an award while flanked by two of the gala’s co-chairs, Blaine Trump, in a peach-colored gown, and Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, in emerald green. Kennedy’s mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, had been a patron of the ballet and, coincidentally, the previous owner of a Fifth Avenue apartment that Koch had bought, in 1995, and then sold, eleven years later, for thirty-two million dollars, having found it too small.

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  • BoomygrrlBoomygrrl Posts: 4,940Registered Users
    Doesn't surprise me at all!
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  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    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.

    I'll admit it, I probably won't read the whole article. But this is pretty lol.
  • blackguitargirlblackguitargirl Posts: 492Registered Users
    I've read about them before on a few different sites. David H Koch has also donated to PBS quite a bit. Still a scumbag though.
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  • susancnwsusancnw Posts: 1,366Registered Users
    Sorry I missed them. Sound like reasonable guys. They've certainly created more jobs than this administration has or ever hopes to.
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  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    susancnw wrote: »
    Sorry I missed them. Sound like reasonable guys.
    Since when is it "reasonable" to deceitfully tell ordinary folks that an organization is grassroots, when it's really a front for corporate interests?

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  • anonymous_29030anonymous_29030 Posts: 619Registered Users
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    susancnw wrote: »
    Sorry I missed them. Sound like reasonable guys.
    Since when is it "reasonable" to deceitfully tell ordinary folks that an organization is grassroots, when it's really a front for corporate interests?

    Looks like it's time to bust out some old school ASCII art.
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