The Koch Brothers and the Puppets They Control 2


Bernie Sanders’s web page features the video The Koch Brothers and the Puppets They Control.

The Koch brothers – the second wealthiest family in America worth at least $80 billion – for decades operated in the shadows of American public life while pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into front groups promoting what Bernie has called the “billionaire agenda.” It is not well known, but David Koch was the 1980 Libertarian Party candidate for vice president and helped fund that party. He campaigned on a platform that called for ending all limitations on campaign spending, abolishing taxes on the wealthy and profitable corporations, shutting down Medicare and Medicaid, repealing Social Security, terminating the Postal Service and doing away with the minimum wage. “They want to repeal every major piece of legislation over the past 80 years that protects the middle class, the elderly, the children, the sick and the most vulnerable in our country,” Bernie said.


Which potential female running mate for Bernie Sanders’ seems to get the issue and talk as animatedly about this? Which one is good at compromising with people like the Koch’s?

Which one is the darling of Wall Street and which one is so feared by Wall Street that they have fought her tooth and nail? Am I asking hard questions here?


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2 thoughts on “The Koch Brothers and the Puppets They Control

  • SteveG Post author

    We are at the stage of the campaign where decisions will be made as to what will be the main issues.

    I think that Bernie has a good chance of changing the tone of the debate and the campaign. That would be a great accomplishment. Beyond that, time will tell. Don’t get ahead of yourself.

  • MardyS

    Ha ha, pretty obvious answers, eh?
    Warren and Clinton on the first question.
    Clinton and Warren on the second.
    But, realistically, what chance does Bernie have?