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Friday, February 7, 2014

Koched: The US Senate Has A Koch Coming! You May Provide The Bottle Opener

Does this item read Year 2002?  Have we been hoodwinked?  

Two brothers are seeking to buy the US Senate!  The brothers are singularly responsible for your tea party infested House of Representatives. The nation is being "Koched." Of course, you know that means this: 

Gallup December 2013
Congress' Job Approval Ratings, Yearly Averages

Trend: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?

Congress' Job Approval Ratings, Yearly Averages by Party

It looks as if something pestiferous hit the US congress in the around the 2000 change of the decade. Despite occasional spikes to the positive, it seems the slide as been as consistent as the nations largest water slide.  In 2010, the water slide appears to have turned into a 120 degree drop of a roller coaster.  Yes, the Koch House, has driven the US Legislature into a personal governing body that is changing the face of our nation.  Changes you will eventually feel as may are feeling today. 

The Koch brothers have bought the US House of Representatives and they now have their sights on the US Senate.  Once, they own the legislature, they actually wield much more power than any elected president.  They become a ruling body off the power of their money to members of the legislature. We can only hope the money is for campaign purposes only, although we suspect the worse.  

If you recognize the deleterious affect of the Tea Party on federal governance, you should know the Koch's gave birth to ideology eventually named "Tea Party" many years ago.  Fire Dog Lakes's Kevin Grandia published a piece in February 2013 that provides background for the genesis of the current 9% rating for the US Congress: "New Study Finds Koch Bros. Tried to Start Tea Party Movement in 2002."
To quarterback behind the scenes, third party efforts’: the tobacco industry and the Tea Party, shows that the group Citizens for a Sound Economy launched a Tea Party movement website,, that went live in 2002. 

According to the website, who broke this story earlier today, CSE was founded in 1984 by the infamous Koch Brothers, David and Charles Koch in 1984. David Koch sat on the board of CSE for many years and the group’s first president, Richard Fink, went on to become a senior VP at Koch Industries.
The common public understanding of the origins of the Tea Party is that it is a popular grassroots uprising that began with anti-tax protests in 2009. 
You can find a screenshot here of the archived U.S. Tea Party site, as it appeared online on Sept. 13, 2002. 
The site is described as, “In 2002, our U.S. Tea Party is a national event, hosted continuously online, and open to all Americans who feel our taxes are too high and the tax code is too complicated.” There is also “Patriot Guest book” available for visitors to voice their support and write a message for CSE and the U.S. Tea Party movement.
Since, you know these things about the US House (and Tea Party anarchist in the US Senate)....
I. US Sequester 
II. Federal Government 'shutdown" (well planned, and enacted by the Right) 
III. Unemployment Insurance benefits as a bargaining chip since President Obama took office in 2009. 
IV. Cuts to SNAP benefits (Children the poor, elderly and in some cases active military families) 
V. Cuts and refusals to increase security budgets for US Embassies worldwide (Benghazi) 
VI. Voted down abuse of women legislation 
VII. Voted as a block against gender pay issues in the workplace 
VIII.  House leadership ignores 91% public sentiment for weapons purchase background checks.  
IX.  Votes against repeal of DADT
X. Perpetrated battles against debt ceiling increase for the first time in US History (against Obama) 
...... you should pay close attention to the following segment from last night's (Feb. 6th, 2013) ALL IN, Chris Hayes.

The list could go on and on!

Source documents

The Guardian

Fire Dog Lake

Think Progress (Climate Progress)