Saturday, April 5, 2014

Drink Koch, or Koch and Weasels: No Quid Pro Quo Right

Money is Speech, Not Quid Pro Quo
(Well, alrighty then)

Whoops, take away the red line
(Then this is more accurate)

Still not pissed about the latest 5-4 USSC ruling (McCutcheon v. FEC). Then ponder this story, highlights:

BEFORE McCutheon ruling (RED: kinda stopped the big money). AFTER (GREEN: Road to Hell):

Then add these key points, posted here for Chief Justice Roberts' eyes only and another look. Detailed five ways Koch Industries benefits from policies it lobbied for: So, question for the Chief Justice: If that still is not quid pro quo, then, sir, what is quip pro quo?

  1. Billions of dollars in oil subsidies.
  2. At least $85 million in federal government contracts.
  3. Asked for bailouts.
  4. On behalf of the Keystone XL pipeline, they stand to benefit from (more) taxpayer subsidies.
  5. Koch Industries contributed millions of dollars to advance anti-environment legislation, and they have been accused of outright bribery. 
Well, shucks, damn. Shut ma' mouth. Cut off my legs and call me Shorty, or any other cliché.

Who would have ever thought that big money from the Koch's would never seek a congressional favor, directly or otherwise? Just good access, right, Mr. Chief Justice?

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