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WAPO:Koch Backed Political Network,Designed to Shield Donors,Raised $400 Million in 2012(InfoGraph)
Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2014 | Matea Gold

Posted on 01/06/2014 5:20:44 AM PST by lbryce

The political network spearheaded by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch has expanded into a far-reaching operation of unrivaled complexity, built around a maze of groups that cloaks its donors, according to an analysis of new tax returns and other documents.

The filings show that the network of politically active nonprofit groups backed by the Kochs and fellow donors in the 2012 elections financially outpaced other independent groups on the right and, on its own, matched the long-established national coalition of labor unions that serves as one of the biggest sources of support for Democrats.

A spokesman for Koch Industries and Charles and David Koch, on their ties to a wide network of political donors.

The makeup of the coalition of conservative groups, as of 2012.

The resources and the breadth of the organization make it singular in American politics: an operation conducted outside the campaign finance system, employing an array of groups aimed at stopping what its financiers view as government overreach. Members of the coalition target different constituencies but together have mounted attacks on the new health-care law, federal spending and environmental regulations.

Inside the $400-million political network backed by the Kochs

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chamberofcommerce; charleskoch; davidkoch; kochbrothers; kochindustries; memebuilding; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; washingtonpost
Jeff Bezos, I've got two words for you, your story; George Soros
1 posted on 01/06/2014 5:20:44 AM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

What I wanna know:

Is the $$$$$$ going to RINOs, or not?


2 posted on 01/06/2014 5:23:55 AM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, shira is POISON.)
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To: lbryce

I like the Koch brothers.


3 posted on 01/06/2014 5:27:38 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: lbryce

Well then, why is federal spending still out of control, environmental regulations strangling the economy and “healthcare” is whatever our lawless president says it is on any given day!?


4 posted on 01/06/2014 5:29:03 AM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: lbryce

Here’s where the LEFT gets its funding:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/12/who-funds-the-far-left-youll-be-surprised.php#!

http://commieblaster.com/george-soros-fund/


5 posted on 01/06/2014 5:30:18 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: lbryce
The poor PinkoCommieLibDems™ are frustrated because they can't figure out how to ostracize and punish the donors.

Full disclosure undermines secret ballots.

6 posted on 01/06/2014 5:34:22 AM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: lbryce

Of course, there is absolutely no anxiety on the part of the Leftist NYT when public sector unions give millions to Democrat campaigns, so Democrats can vote such unions handsome contracts....classic money laundering that has gone on for decades.


7 posted on 01/06/2014 5:34:50 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: lbryce

Someone needs to talk to the Koch brothers and let them know the damage that has been done to this country by illegals. I’m surprised they are funding the US Chamber of Commerce.


8 posted on 01/06/2014 5:38:06 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: lbryce

The Koch guys are good on economic issues, but socially they are pro-sodomite “marriage”.

Just be aware.


9 posted on 01/06/2014 5:41:15 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: lbryce
Tides Foundation
10 posted on 01/06/2014 5:46:32 AM PST by jdege
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To: Flintlock

You will NOT have Heaven on Earth!

Just cuz we all want Tea Party Conservatives in charge, doesn’t mean we’re in a position to evict all RINOs without the Dems swooping in and killing the country before we can rescue it.

Rino’s vote with us at least half the time.
Liberals NEVER do.


11 posted on 01/06/2014 5:48:00 AM PST by G Larry
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To: SoFloFreeper

They’re also pro “immigration reform”.


12 posted on 01/06/2014 5:48:43 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: lbryce

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13 posted on 01/06/2014 5:52:34 AM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: lbryce

Who did the analyzing of tax returns... And how did they get access to them?


14 posted on 01/06/2014 6:21:34 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

All tax exempt organizations are required by law to publish their tax returns. Although I’d be surprised if organizations on the left actually have to abide by that law under the current regime.


15 posted on 01/06/2014 6:26:16 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: lbryce

Some of those groups are acting in the best interests of America or its people.


16 posted on 01/06/2014 6:35:24 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

Sorry, meant to say some of these groups are NOT acting in the best interest of America or its people.


17 posted on 01/06/2014 6:37:46 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: lbryce

soros has scammed and illegally laundered BILLIONS for the communists!


18 posted on 01/06/2014 6:42:21 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I did not know that. Being left-wing, liberal on social issues kind of takes most of the attention, wherewithal, not leaving much left over for right wing causes. So what makes them the vaunted right-wing conservative champions that’s got Wapo all riled up about?


19 posted on 01/06/2014 6:57:07 AM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: lbryce

I guess the Washington Post hates the fact that the Koch brothers also oppose big government spending.


20 posted on 01/06/2014 7:13:46 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: lbryce
The Obama Administration's IRS has proven itself by going after conservative/libertarian donors. Is the author so stupid, to believe that targets of political persecution won't take measures to protect themselves? Where's the surprise?

A lawless govnerment creates a lawless populace. Thank you liberals.

21 posted on 01/06/2014 7:27:49 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: All

Which link on that chart is used for the Koch Trust to provide PBS funding?


22 posted on 01/06/2014 8:05:57 AM PST by az_gila
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To: lbryce

Let’s get into the Tides Foundation. Let us examine George Soros’ political activism, along with many others from the left.

All of these foundations/charities left or right need to go away. All of it should be written out of the tax code.


23 posted on 01/06/2014 8:11:29 AM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: lbryce; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks lbryce.

The Koch brothers aren’t the ones dumping the most into state elections
Daily Caller | 11/13/2013 | Alex Pappas
Posted on 11/14/2013 8:48:09 AM by rktman
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3091173/posts


24 posted on 01/06/2014 8:48:28 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: lbryce
....yet not a WORD about Organizing For America.

Huh.

Go figure.

25 posted on 01/06/2014 9:01:04 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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