Beware: Big Money Talks, Denies Climate Change and Buys Elections More Than Ever Before

by
Abby Zimet

With elections coming up, money is pouring
in from the very rich and very right like never before, which gives us
pause. New FEC filings show that Karl Rove's American Crossroads, which
is busy attacking anyone left of Ronald Reagan, is funded entirely by billionaires, many from the energy industry - and
it has a partner group that doesn't even have to disclose donors,
though we can guess where they come from too. Meanwhile, the right-wing
libertarian Koch brothers and their massive Koch Industries is working
on diversionary tactics, making a stink about the White House picking on them even as they spend millions opposing climate legislation and funding the campaign
of Mike Pompeo, a Koch-clone running for Congress in their native
Kansas, because they can use all the help with lobbying. Lesson being: When the time comes, dig deep.

 

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