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  •  It makes me wonder . . . (15+ / 0-)

    How much more tilted does the playing field have to get in the Kochs' favor before they are satisfied? They clearly have so much money now that all they can think to spend it on is rigging the system to get more money for themselves.

    It's well past obscene. I'm interested to hear what ALEC's oh-so-moral explainers have to say about this sinful behavior. Isaiah 3:15

    •  Playing field? what playing field? (6+ / 0-)

      The true power players in ALEC are grappling for the  one ring of total power and control that rules everything.  Their vision has no room for any thing as paltry and unruly as democracy.  

      Their values are not middle class values, or any recognizable religious values.  They may on occasion pay lip service to those values -- but only as a ruse or strategy. It's idolatry at its finest.

    •  The thing is, they'll NEVER be satisfied. (4+ / 0-)
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      cybersaur, buffie, splashy, madgranny

      They've got a soul-sickness called greed.

      "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

      by elwior on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 02:35:08 PM PDT

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    •  They'll never be satisfied. (3+ / 0-)
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      Money for them is only a symbol of their power. Their wealth has little bearing on how they live. With even one-tenth of their current fortunes, they could probably live exactly the same style of life, complete with "philanthropic" purchases of things like the American Museum of Natural History, the New York State Theater, and Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital, all of which now bear the name of David Koch.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 04:21:26 PM PDT

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