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Koch network launches effort to kill Republican border tax plan
Reuters ^ | Sun Jan 29, 2017 9 pm | Richard Cowen

Posted on 01/30/2017 10:05:29 AM PST by entropy12

Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is launching a campaign to sink a border tax under consideration by Republican leaders in Congress, a move that could complicate the lawmakers' efforts to find a way to pay for President Donald Trump's proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.

Americans for Prosperity, a conservative political advocacy group founded by Charles Koch and his brother David, plans to use its network of wealthy political donors and activists to kill the proposal, which aims to raise $1.2 trillion over 10 years on goods coming into the United States, according to officials from the group, which gathered this weekend for a conference.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; koch; tax; taxes
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Koch brothers love the cheap labor in Mexico. They could not care less about the dwindling middle class, with $800,000,000,000 foreign trade deficit EVERY YEAR. All it matters to Koch's is their profits, while the vast hard working middle class is being squeezed. What a bunch of un-patriotic selfish bastages.
1 posted on 01/30/2017 10:05:29 AM PST by entropy12
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To: entropy12

Give us names and addresses of these donors.
We’ll handle the rest.


2 posted on 01/30/2017 10:06:17 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: entropy12

Open borders RINOs sell us out again.

Murdoch is on the board of an open boarders group. Fox attacked Trump during the campaign and - look at Daily Mail and NY Post closely - still attacks him.

Only Hannity, Dobbs, and Judge Jeanine were Trump backers.


3 posted on 01/30/2017 10:07:15 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: entropy12

Crony buttwipes don’t want to see the gravy train end.


4 posted on 01/30/2017 10:07:16 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: entropy12

It’s so painfully obvious where this pushback is coming from. The Koch’s and the Tech’s are in alignment.


5 posted on 01/30/2017 10:08:56 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: entropy12

Rinos don’t know how to negotiate and don’t know the art of the deal.


6 posted on 01/30/2017 10:13:09 AM PST by conservative98
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To: entropy12
Excellent summary of the vile/evil Koch Bastards:

Koch brothers love the cheap labor in Mexico. They could not care less about the dwindling middle class, with $800,000,000,000 foreign trade deficit EVERY YEAR. All it matters to Koch's is their profits, while the vast hard working middle class is being squeezed. What a bunch of un-patriotic selfish bastages.

7 posted on 01/30/2017 10:13:27 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Obama's greatest legacy to America/Americans was the election of President Trump!)
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To: entropy12

Americans for Prosperity, the Club for Growth and the Chamber of Commerce are front groups for the Cheap Labor Express.


8 posted on 01/30/2017 10:14:58 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: entropy12

These greedy, rich bastards didn’t support PRESIDENT Trump. To hell with them.


10 posted on 01/30/2017 10:15:41 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As long as tyranny exists, the Constitution and Bill of Right will never be "outdated" or "obsolete")
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To: entropy12

But we’re building a service economy! /Absolute sarcasm


11 posted on 01/30/2017 10:15:51 AM PST by enduserindy (I always smile when my competition doubles down on stupid.)
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To: enduserindy

Draining the swamp includes the Kock slush fund.


12 posted on 01/30/2017 10:22:31 AM PST by Zenjitsuman (Y)
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To: entropy12

I think there are better ways to pay for the Wall.


13 posted on 01/30/2017 10:24:18 AM PST by bigbob (We have better coverage than Verizon - Can You Hear Us Now?)
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To: entropy12

Screw you Koch Brothers. Its time inact an to import tax and reduce corporate and other taxes in America.

Import tax should equal the amounts exporter saves via cheaper wages and regulatory scheme in in the exporting nation versus manufacturing in the United States.

If other importing nations want to enact exact same import tax, perfect. Time to level playing field for FAIR TRADE.


14 posted on 01/30/2017 10:25:43 AM PST by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (GO GALT - VOTE TRUMP!!!)
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To: entropy12

I am going to spend some time researching these typical scumbag republicans (koch brothers) so that I can spend the rest of my life NOT buying any damn thing that they make, sell or are involved. We need to put all of these profits over country scum out of business!


15 posted on 01/30/2017 10:27:10 AM PST by DonPaulJonesII (The only thing than a democrat is a lousy, dishonest, disloyal scumbag republican.)
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To: TigerClaws

And Stuart Varney.


16 posted on 01/30/2017 10:35:36 AM PST by Rusty0604 (bc)
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Oh yeah, because import taxes to finance our military is sooo bad... The Koch prefer the Americans to be enslaved in income and export taxes instead... it pads their wallets of corporate welfare


17 posted on 01/30/2017 10:35:42 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: DonPaulJonesII

They are libertarians.


18 posted on 01/30/2017 10:36:19 AM PST by Rusty0604 (bc)
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The Koch are mainly in welfare housing for illegals. Their resorts lose money so they put illegals
in there. It is a country club bunch of products. Maybe boycott golf
courses? I think they got this business


19 posted on 01/30/2017 10:38:00 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: entropy12

A border tax is a tax increase. The cost will be passed along to consumers, depressing sales in both countries. That means job losses and higher prices.


20 posted on 01/30/2017 10:42:53 AM PST by TBP (0bama lies, Granny dies.)
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