Friday, August 20, 2010
Billionaire Tea PartiersThis is a good article about the Koch family who owns the privately-held Koch Industries, and have been major contributors to rightwing causes for decades: Yasha Levine, Tea Party Financiers Owe Their Fortune to Josef Stalin TruthDig 04/18/10:
The Tea Party movement's dirty little secret is that its chief financial backers owe their family fortune to the granddaddy of all their hatred: Stalin’s godless empire of the USSR. The secretive oil billionaires of the Koch family, the main supporters of the right-wing groups that orchestrated the Tea Party movement [the FreedomWorks and Americans For Prosperity organizations], would not have the means to bankroll their favorite causes had it not been for the pile of money the family made working for the Bolsheviks in the late 1920s and early 1930s, building refineries, training Communist engineers and laying down the foundation of Soviet oil infrastructure.Tags: establishment+press
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