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December 4, 2021

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Letter to the Editor:

Koch brothers are buying America

The Koch brothers recently announced their $889 million 2016 election budget, which will pay for everything from advertising to “grass-roots” activism for their handpicked Republican candidates. The budget was presented at the Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce meeting. For comparison, the Republican National Committee (RNC) raised $400 million during the 2012 election.

Is this money intended to make life better for the majority of the people within the U.S. or to improve our failing infrastructure? Is it their intent to buy every Republican candidate a seat in the 2016 election? Then what? What do the Kochs expect in return? Do they believe they can dictate legislation to benefit their personal interests? Are they interested in the U.S. population as a whole or just a select group?

Why would a Republican candidate care about the RNC when the Kochs are offering all the money the candidates need to win? Will the Republican candidates fight for their constituents’ (voters’) needs? I don’t think so! Will the voters cast their vote for a candidate when they know he/she doesn’t care about their individual needs? Maybe not.

The Kochs are donating money to universities on the condition they can chose the curriculum and professors. So, is this what it’s coming down to in America: billionaires buying education and governments that will cater to them and grant all their wishes?

Remember the Birch Society. Wake up, everyone. The richer the Kochs get, the worse off life will be for everyone else. Count on it.

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