Koch Brothers Model for “Influencing and Corrupting Our Democratic Process”

kochtopusThe 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

6 thoughts on “Koch Brothers Model for “Influencing and Corrupting Our Democratic Process”

    • That’s why I had to get this out. If you didn’t believe/know that this was happening and/or that there were rich people with this kind of power, you should believe/know after watching the video. I have tried telling people about this before and they just can’t believe this can happen in our country. This is scary. The Kochs political machine poured $400m into the 2012 elections and are supposed to spend twice as much in this election. Please share the knowledge.

    • You are correct Sue. But if people aren’t aware of the wealth and power that the Koch brothers wield, it will be too late. The best thing we can do right now is to put these guys, and their puppets in Congress, in the spotlight and reveal exactly what they are up to. Please share the knowledge. Thanks for the comments.

  1. I don’t have a problem with the Koch brothers wealth, but I do have a problem with how they’re using it to influence political/legislative outcomes that benefit the industries their companies operate it. Interesting to see Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Paul Ryan in their tentacles. Thanks for posting this.

    • I agree. I don’t begrudge anyone being successful. But how much is enough. They are obsessed with more money and power, at the expense of all others that just want to make a living.

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