The Koch Brothers are the single largest source of private money being used to push their personal, extreme ideology in American politics and policy. Their undeniable influence is paralyzing democratic decision-making in the US, and, in turn, around the world.
The problem is too much power in too few hands. The Koch’s combined net worth ($80.2 billion) now exceeds that of even the world’s wealthiest man, Carlos Slim ($71.8 billion). In less than three years after the controversial Supreme Court ruling that expanded the rights of private money in politics, known as Citizens United, the Kochs now exert their influence on a scale never before seen on the American political landscape, effectively buying blocking power in Congress through its radical faction of right wing ideologues.
The Kochtopus is a map of the money, structure, and scale of the Koch’s influence network, and how Koch Cash is damaging democracy.
Watch the video below and follow the chains of influence to learn more on how the Koch Brothers have corrupted our democratic process.
Sources: International Forum on Globalization, KochCash.org