The Astroturf Tea Party

The Astroturf Tea Party

• The Tea Party thinks they are fighting elite power, when they are actually being manipulated by it. • Their funders, the billionaire Koch brothers, run many polluting businesses; they would like to pay less tax, keep more profits, and have fewer regulations as well as receive fewer fines and…

The Koch Brothers’ Shell Game

The Koch Brothers’ Shell Game

• Their father's company was funded early on by building pipelines for Josef Stalin. He later became one of the original members of the fringe John Birch Society. • David Koch ran for VP in 1980 on a Libertarian platform of abolishing the FBI, CIA, SEC, DOE, FEC, USPS, EPA, FDA,…

Koch Brothers’ Hypocrisy

Koch Brothers’ Hypocrisy

• The Koch brothers fund a vast network of 'think tanks', foundations, and astroturfing groups geared towards pushing Libertarian ideals and vilifying any centralized government action. • Their businesses take in millions of dollars in government money; all while using their misinformation network to limit government spending on anything that…