The Money Behind the Hate: The Kochtopus

by
Abby Zimet

The New Yorker's Jane Mayer offers an in-depth look
at billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch - well-known
philanthropists, not-so-well-known funders of the Tea Party movement,
Greenpeace-dubbed "kingpins of climate science denial,"
and indefatigable supporters of right-wing think tanks, front groups
and noble causes like corporate tax cuts, minimal social services, no
health reform and, now, Tea Party fever. The lesson: Money talks,
skillfully.

"The Koch brothers gave the money that
founded it. It's like they put the seeds in the ground. Then the
rainstorm comes, and the frogs come out of the mud..." - GOP consultant on Koch underground support of the Tea Party

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