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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
UPDATED: EPA expected to issue truck rule... but what about the issue of truck smog-forming emissions?
Saturday, August 06, 2016
Olson spokeswoman Melissa Kelly told Greenwire that our investigation was "offensive and wrong."
We are continuing to monitor these issues, and discovered a new connection: Koch is also the principal financial backer of a so-called "Leadership PAC" run by Olson called the "Freedom Matters PAC."
This is basically a legal slush fund through which Koch (and a few other contributors) dish out cash which then is re-gifted to other candidates for office.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
[“Beware of the dark side…. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.”
— Yoda, Return of the Jedi]
It’s often said that special interests with ready cash can “buy” politicians, including members of Congress. The issue came up during the Republican presidential debates when Donald Trump, accused of buying elected officials, readily agreed that he expected a favorable response from politicians who had taken his money (Trump also argued that he was just playing by the rules of a “broken” system.) :http://bit.ly/2a3GHjE
Similarly, we recall a businessman friend bitterly complaining he had to pony up cash that would be bundled and given to then-Senator Hillary Clinton so that she would be receptive to that business’s legislative concerns.
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