Monday, August 20, 2012
Wild Bill Koch Has Way Too Much Money
Bill Koch, the other Koch brother, is building his own Wild West town on his 6,400-acre ranch in Colorado. It will have about 50 buildings - and don't let's do the math on how many homeless people that could house - many with finery like polished brass and carved mahogany, along with a train station, water-treatment system and locked gate with guards to keep out the scruffy likes of you, because, loser, this life-size play-house is solely for "Koch's amusement and that of his family and friends." Koch loves the Wild West so much he paid $2.3 million for a rare photo of Billy the Kid, more than the $2 million he's given to the Romney campaign. A man with priorities: He's lucky there's no longer frontier justice in his neighborhood.
Billy the Kid photo to the tune of $2.3 million. Which could buy how many hot lunches for how many inner-city kids?