“Republicans Are Addicted to Koch [Brothers]” – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D)
Billionaires Koch Brothers Remodel Dark Money Operations
Billionaires Charles and David Koch, who funded various Tea Party groups throughout the last years, are adjusting their modus operandi.
As the Huffington Post reports, the Kochs have founded a new front group called Association for American Innovation, which is going to give massive amounts of money to other opaque political groups in order to further their agenda of economic deregulation and tax cuts for their class.
Among the groups expected to receive funding are Concerned Women for America and the Libre Initiative, an outfit promoting libertarianism to Hispanics.
The apparent goal of the Kochs’ public relations efforts is to convince middle and working class Americans that their economic interests neatly align with those of the wealthiest members of society. Basically it is the myth of trickle-down economics. Engineering this spin is paramount, from their perspective, to increasing their capital and protecting it from the rest of society.
“New Koch Brothers Group Revamps Billionaires’ Dark Money Operation.” (Peter H. Stone, Huffington Post, 2013/04/26)