Charles and David Kochs’ masterplan to buy up America

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David Koch: wielding undue influence

Everyone knew the Koch brothers were big in politics, but no one knew quite how big, says The Independent. A forensic accounting study has now revealed that, during the 2012 election cycle, a Koch-backed network of groups spent $400m in total trying to influence the presidential and other elections. Cue outrage from political opponents who accuse the Kochs of “trying to buy the country” (see below).

It’s hardly the first time that the brothers [...]

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