Koch-Funded Climate Contrarians Make Mischief on Capitol Hill Institute for Energy Research economist Robert P.
Murphy criticized the Obama administration's calculation of the "social cost of carbon" at a recent Senate hearing. With Congress about to head out of town for its summer recess, a Washington-based think tank is ramping up a campaign to foil any attempts to institute a tax on carbon emissions, The Hill, a Washington political trade publication, reported this week. "We're hoping to put the final nail in the coffin of the carbon tax," said Benjamin Cole, the communications director for the Institute for Energy Research (IER) and its advocacy arm, the American Energy Alliance (AEA). Koch Lies Spread by Lack of USA Today Fact Checking.
The study spends very little effort analyzing benefits from these regulations, many of which are designed to protect public health and safety.
It doesn’t report what happens, for instance, when regulators take their eyes off the ball, at which point a city like Toledo, Ohio, can lose access to drinking water, or a California neighborhood can be leveled by a gas explosion, killing eight. Koch laments that “30% of U.S. employees need government licenses to work.” His link to this figure points us to an op-ed in the New York Times by Morris Kleiner, a professor at the University of Minnesota.
Kleiner’s piece starts with the assertion that “in Minnesota, more classroom time is required to become a cosmetologist than to become a lawyer.” Izzatso? Yes, maybe it’s unnecessary for government agencies to license hair stylists, florists and manicurists. KCBX threatens lawsuit over Chicago petcoke rules. Escalating a fight with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a company that stores enormous mounds of petroleum coke on Chicago's Southeast Side is threatening to sue unless city officials allow the gritty piles to remain uncovered for another four years.
KCBX Terminals, a firm controlled by industrialists Charles and David Koch, is pushing to delay the construction of storage sheds for two years past a 2016 deadline imposed by the Emanuel administration in response to complaints about black dust blowing into surrounding neighborhoods. The company also wants to raise the maximum height of its piles to 45 feet rather than the 30-foot limit required under new city regulations, according to documents filed by KCBX that seek several exemptions, known as variances, from the Chicago Department of Public Health. KCBX is in the midst of dramatically expanding its storage of petroleum coke, or petcoke, from the nearby BP refinery in Whiting and other refineries across the Midwest. Shocker! Koch Youth Group Backs Koch Politician Signing Koch-Approved ALEC Bill. -- by Mary Bottari and Sean Hoey Generation Opportunity (Gen Opp), a "nonpartisan" youth group funded by the Koch brothers "Freedom Partners" conduit, is backing one of the Koch's favorite politicians and thanking him for his support for a Koch-approved ALEC model bill.
The Arlington, Virginia, astroturf group recently asked Wisconsinites to sign a petition thanking Governor Scott Walker for signing "The CASE for Jobs Act. " The tweets signal that the group is trying to capture names in Wisconsin perhaps for use in the election cycle. As CMD previously reported, the group has been spending big money in federal races for the U.S. Senate. The Koch Brothers' Agenda and the Real War at Home Two of the richest men in the entire world are plotting to dominate our elections this fall, from congressional races to school board seats.
Their scheming to shove America further to the far right should be a serious wake-up call for anyone who cares about our nation's soul. As Charles and David Koch promised their billionaire buddies, they've assessed how the quarter billion dollars they helped raise and spread across the country failed spectacularly in the 2012 elections.
And, they've made adjustments to their battle plans to win more this time. Their groups make appeals to "restore the American dream," but when you peek beneath the patriotic rhetoric what you see is a growing army of operatives preaching against Social Security, guaranteed pensions, and universal public education. These core policies are viewed as socialist or collectivist evils to be privatized. . * With huge tax cuts for corporations and CEOs, of course. APNewsBreak: UNCF To Receive $25 Million Koch Gift. Real Koch Facts.
SB10001424052702303978304579475860515021286.html&utm_content=buffer63fd7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter. Business interests. Charles Koch Claims That African American President Barack Obama Has Stolen His Freedom. Image, or reputation, is considered to be a primary component of identity as defined by others and based either on a person’s past and current actions or misperceptions due to a person’s avoidance of public exposure.
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You bet! Charles and David Koch are ginormous and superbad. Just ask Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid. “When you make billions of dollars a year, you can be as immoral and dishonest as your money will allow you to be,” the Nevadan said February 26 on the Senate floor. “These two brothers,” Reid added, “are about as un-American as anyone that I can imagine.” San Francisco billionaire and Democratic campaign contributor Tom Steyer told Men’s Journal that David Koch is “just a famously evil person!” For his part, Steyer earned some $1.5 billion in hedge funds. And yet the Kochs’ money is an injection of sulfuric acid into the body politic.