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Charles Koch Is Funding a Campaign to Kill Food Stamps and Medicaid
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Charles Koch Is Funding a Campaign to Kill Food Stamps and Medicaid
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Good, I hope he is successful.
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Good, I hope he is successful.

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Koch is a Trump Hater and Liberal
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GrimShaw  Wrote: (09-14-2019 03:39 AM)
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Good, I hope he is successful.

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How much money do they steal out of your paycheck to fund this sh*t?
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For sure this 1% scum-bag is at the top of the Dominionist heap ,absolutely flooding the RW sphere with proceeds of the dark economy, pouring billion of dollars of laundered money into the RW propaganda machine's think tanks and dark data operations to turn the US into a theocratic dictatorship..

To do this they need to make criminals of common everyday citizens.

The best way to have them riot is take away all their support systems until existential depression forces them on to the streets. This is also why all the corporate regulations have bee scrapped... they want riots.

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spɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ  Wrote: (09-12-2019 10:56 AM)
Previously on LOP:

Purdue Pharma, company behind OxyContin, just laid off its entire sales team
The company is shifting away from Oxy, which accounted for 82 percent of sales in 2017.

By Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani
Jun 21 2018
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xwm3z...sales-team

Meet the Sacklers: the family feuding over blame for the opioid crisis
Philanthropic heirs to OxyContin fortune have a ‘moral duty to help make this right’ says the widow of one of Purdue Pharma’s founders

US drug companies accused of being ‘cheerleaders’ for opioids

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018...oid-crisis



spɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ  Wrote: (09-12-2019 12:14 PM)
spɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ  Wrote: (03-30-2019 05:12 AM)
Sadopopulism explains how oligarchy—those who seek to have both power and wealth—stay in power.









It works like this: Sadopopulist leaders enact policies designed to inflict suffering on the people . . . Policies such as tax cuts for the rich and eliminating health insurance for millions of Americans creates an abundance of suffering.

The leader directs that suffering into anger at the "enemies" (immigrants, minorities, migrants seeking asylum, Democrats, etc."

If the GOP repeals Obamacare, 21 million Americans could lose health insurance

Think how many families this will hurt. When families can't afford the medical bills, they'll be thrown into poverty. Loved ones will die unnecessarily. Trump then channels all that suffering into anger at immigrants, minorities, and the Democrats who champion their rights.

See how clever this is? Trump enacts legislation that (1) makes him richer, (2) hurts his constituents and (3) keeps his base enraged. When the people are suffering, he consoles them by promising that he is hurting their enemies.

He's the strongman protecting them from minorities who are displacing them and beggars at the gates who want to take what they have. NYT reporter Maggie Haggerman explained that Trump’s base “thrills at his fights with the establishment, seeing him as warrior against self-satisfied elites who look down on many Americans.”

more:
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/11112...18976.html

spɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ  Wrote: (09-12-2019 12:23 PM)
“Do you think Trump is purposefully doing this? Or it is it instinctual?”




Answer: I think both.
Yale professor and author of How Fascism Works, @jasonintrator, thinks Trump acts purposefully: “Trump is cynically using a set of fascist tactics to gain and maintain power,” he said.


At the same time, it's easy to see that Trump is a natural. One fascist tactic is to clear away facts and create myth.

Timothy Snyder, another Yale professor, says Trump “naturally and gracefully inhabits a world of fiction.”

For Trump, there IS no truth. It's all a lie.
As Trump sees it, we’re all in this story together, so Trump’s task is to make the story a good one.

Trump is encouraged to lie by his fans, who cheers his lies even though they know they’re lies.

See my Slate article⤵️
Why Trump’s Supporters Will Believe Any Lie He Tells
It’s easy to conclude that Trump has lost his mind. In fact, there’s a method to what appears to be Trump’s madness.
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018...hoggi.html

The whole “successful businessman” thing was a myth. Trump was a failed businessman who played a successful businessman on TV: He acted the part so well people believed it. The shiny gold buildings came from money laundering and cheating.

How Mark Burnett Resurrected Donald Trump as an Icon of American Success. Patrick Radden Keefe on how Mark Burnett, who produced “The Apprentice,” mythologized Donald Trump as the ultimate business titan, paving Trump’s way to the Presidency.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/...an-success

One reason his base cheers is because he tells perfect fascist lies, like this one: “You are being victimized by your enemies (Democrats, immigrants, minorities etc)! I am a strongman who will fight them for you!" His base is thrilled and cheers the fight. Fascist in the 1930s spread the wealth. Today’s fascists want to be billionaires AND powerful, so they enrich themselves at the expense of the people.

This also comes naturally to Trump. Just look at the AG NY suit against the Trump Foundation . . .accusing the Trumps of “persistently illegal conduct” & “repeated and willful self-dealing transactions.”

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/10783...42816.html





There is another dimension to this as well. If the death anxieties of the dominant group are activated, then that group is much more tolerant of prejudice, violence and bigotry. It's about maintaining social dominance and power. Delegitimizing government is a major part of how conservatives use sadopopulism as a weapon.

Trump's base are people who actually think that the system is supposed to work for them. When it doesn't, they feel they're vulnerable in a special way. Middle-aged white males don't know how much the system does for them. So when the system starts to fail, they react in ways that other groups may not.

At that vulnerable moment, there are two things you can say: The good guys will say, "Look, this shows that we all need a little help sometimes. Let's build up something like a social democracy." The bad guys are going to say, "Look, this shows how the Mexicans are taking your jobs, and the Muslims are killing you, and the black people hate you, etc."

One of the truths that is rarely stated in American public discourse is that the welfare state exists to sustain a more or less politically reasonable middle class. You break the welfare state in this country in order to make the white people crazy. You don't do it to punish the black people. That's what you say you're doing -- and maybe you take a pleasure in doing that. But ultimately what you're doing when you break the welfare state in this country is that you're hurting white people. Trump and his allies can then direct that vulnerability for political ends.

https://www.salon.com/2018/05/09/timothy...te-people/
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Says some douche on Twitter.
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^says some jerk that can't even see the post..

chuckle
Quote:This PR approach to welfare cuts comes out of the playbook of some of FGA’s funders, including the libertarian Koch, CEO of manufacturing conglomerate Koch Industries and one of the richest men in the world. The Koch political and academic networks have adopted the phrases “human flourishing” and “well-being” to characterize harsh cuts to public assistance that many poor people depend on. Regardless of the Koch network’s claims, these kinds of welfare cuts mean more money that the billionaire class gets to keep from the Internal Revenue Service.

FGA represents one of many investments that wealthy American conservatives have made in order to weaken the American majority — working class Americans — and institutions meant to benefit them in favor of the private property ownership of a small but powerful minority.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation has donated nearly $2.3 million to FGA since 2013, according to its annual reports. Based in Wisconsin and named after two brothers, Lynde and Harry, whose factory automation business made them a fortune, the foundation is led in part by its president, Art Pope, a wealthy North Carolinian political donor and close Koch ally. On its board are current and former business executives including GOP megadonor Diane Hendricks, owner of building company ABC Supply. The Bradley Foundation was established in 1942, the year that Lynde Bradley died, and funded schools, hospitals, and other local initiatives in its early days. Harry Bradley, who was a “fierce anti-Communist” and supported the far-right John Birch Society, died in 1965. Twenty years later, the family business was sold to Rockwell International for nearly $1.7 billion, and with a huge influx of cash, the Bradley Foundation massively expanded its work to promote the conservative values of its namesakes.

The foundation is deeply committed to state political efforts around the country, and hacked records show the extent of its powerful political operation. The foundation finances think tanks, bill-writing groups, legal centers, and conservative media in states such as Colorado, North Carolina, Washington, and Wisconsin to promote stricter welfare work requirements, anti-union policies, school privatization, and climate change skepticism.

Its 2013 donation of $25,000 went towards FGA’s general operations, according to tax documents reviewed by Sludge. Then, in 2014, the Bradley Foundation donated $200,000 for “public education about Medicaid.” The following year, it upped its annual contribution to $350,000, and in 2016 it funded FGA’s “welfare and work” project. In 2017, it began funding FGA’s Restore the Working Class initiative, “a project which created a set of 21 model reforms for states to reduce the welfare state and restore the working class.” Last year, the foundation increased its donation to $500,000, which financed “reducing the welfare state and restoring the working class,” as did another half million dollars in 2019.

Koch’s foundations haven’t give much to FGA directly. In 2017, the Charles Koch Foundation gave $3,300 to the group, and the Freedom Partners Institute, an affiliate of the central funding operation of Koch’s political network, donated $30,000 in 2016. FGA has been a host organization for Charles G. Koch summer fellows. But dark money groups that Koch heavily funds via his foundations are FGA’s biggest benefactors. Donors Trust, a nonprofit popular with far-right millionaire and billionaire donors, gave over $2.8 million to FGA from 2015 to 2017. Its affiliate, Donors Capital Fund, gave FGA more than $2.3 million from 2015 to 2016. Both organizations are donor-advised fund sponsors, meaning they manage the money of individual donors who tell them where to contribute the funds, masking the donors’ names from the recipient organizations’ public records. (Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund will be referred to as “the Donors groups” in this article.)

Several FGA executives and board members are closely linked to a host of conservative nonprofit political networks and think tanks that are also funded by the Koch and Bradley family foundations. This tight network of funders and nonprofits is an example of just one carefully organized wing of the Koch-backed political and educational network.

Tarren Bragden, CEO of FGA, was previously CEO of Donors Trust- and Donors Capital Fund-supported Maine Heritage Policy Center, which is a member of the State Policy Network (SPN), a web of conservative, state-based think tanks funded by the Koch and Bradley foundations. FGA is an SPN member, and SPN has donated to FGA.

SPN is an associate member of another umbrella group of conservative organizations, the Atlas Network, which has donated to network partner FGA. Atlas has promoted Bragden’s praise of Kansas’ SNAP work requirements.

Kristina Rasmussen, the top lobbyist at FGA’s Opportunity Solutions Project, was previously executive vice president of the Illinois Policy Institute, a think tank and SPN member that has received funding from the Atlas Network, the Bradley Foundation, the Charles Koch Institute, and the Donors groups. The Institute’s former director of health policy and pension reform, Jonathan Ingram, is now FGA’s vice president of policy and research.

https://truthout.org/articles/charles-ko...-medicaid/

it's an investigative journalism article and the sources for this information are highly corroborated and researched.


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Good food stamps should only be used for those that truly need it!
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Don't worry, Andy Yang will hire ALL of them and give them $1000 /month.


https://www.yang2020.com



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Food Stamps can go...
Medicaid is needed...

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Unless one is unable to work, lazy isn't going to cut it. Time for children, to become adults.
I'm tired of my tax dollars, going towards feeding freeloaders & giving free healthcare, to those who don't pay into it. It's why medical costs are thru the roof & insurance is becoming unaffordable.
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Unless one is unable to work, lazy isn't going to cut it. Time for children, to become adults.
I'm tired of my tax dollars, going towards feeding freeloaders & giving free healthcare, to those who don't pay into it. It's why medical costs are thru the roof & insurance is becoming unaffordable.

Shut the f*#k up bootlicker
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Says some douche on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

^^Jhikpghf incessantly, and to the detriment to the health of our great nation.

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