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Jon Stewart of the Daily Show: Slams the Koch Brothers

Daily Show viewers are likely to be the most -- moderately informed, if not best informed -- viewers (viewers being the people who still bother to watch the tripe produced for cable TV these days). This is because, Jon Stewart (and Stephen Colbert on his show), will slam anyone who is acting stupid, or trying to gloss over a heinous activity. Historically, these two shows don't really care if their targets are Democrat or Republican, or Tea Party or in the seat of the White House ... or advertising on the time slot of their show, as the Koch brothers found out this week. Basically the message is, "we care about our viewers, and if you are going to imply that we condone your actions, you are leading with your chin."  

Thank you Jon Stewart for Doing It Right!

If you would like answers to baffling questions like these:

Why is America 83% in favor of health insurance companies being required to accept pre-existing conditions, yet only 43% in favor of Obamacare?

Why after six years of growth on Wall Street, lowering Unemployment, bringing healthcare reform and encouraging public schools with unprecedented resources for teachers which will minimize the unpaid "at home" hours they are required to engage in, is Obama's acceptance level only 43%?

Why, even after the Speaker of the House has admitted to the public that it is Congress who is holding up Immigration Reform (for the last six years) and even after the elections in November will continue to hold up Immigration Reform for another two years -- is the News Industry still pointing their finger at Obama?

Why, after Obama wrote an executive order directing activities which will insure the proper adoption of ACA by companies who have between  50 and 100 employees, which is well within his job description, and historically not even close to being a over-reach -- did Congress (while blocking, and fighting to make ACA fail) sue Obama with cheers coming from across the Internet?

Why, with only an 8% approval rating for their performance for the last two years, and the culture of obstruction they have created, do any of the Congressmen coming up for election in November have any chance of wining? Let alone, in some states, an edge in winning?

For answers to these and other troubling questions tumbling around in the educated minds of America, the Koch Brothers are a good place to start.

The goals of the Koch brothers, truly, do not have your best interests in mind. Here's a list that has been complied and researched.

  • We urge the repeal of federal campaign finance laws, and the immediate abolition of the despotic Federal Election Commission.”
  • “We favor the abolition of Medicare and Medicaid programs.”
  • “We oppose any compulsory insurance or tax-supported plan to provide health services, including those which finance abortion services.”
  • “We also favor the deregulation of the medical insurance industry.”
  • “We favor the repeal of the fraudulent, virtually bankrupt, and increasingly oppressive Social Security system. Pending that repeal, participation in Social Security should be made voluntary.”
  • “We propose the abolition of the governmental Postal Service. The present system, in addition to being inefficient, encourages governmental surveillance of private correspondence. Pending abolition, we call for an end to the monopoly system and for allowing free competition in all aspects of postal service.”
  • We oppose all personal and corporate income taxation, including capital gains taxes.”
  • “We support the eventual repeal of all taxation.”
  • “As an interim measure, all criminal and civil sanctions against tax evasion should be terminated immediately.”
  • “We support repeal of all law which impede the ability of any person to find employment, such as minimum wage laws.” (in other words, those willing to work for a $1.00 and hour should be allowed to do so - GH).
  • “We advocate the complete separation of education and State. Government schools lead to the indoctrination of children and interfere with the free choice of individuals. Government ownership, operation, regulation, and subsidy of schools and colleges should be ended.” (No more public School system at all.. everyone should homeschool - GH).
  • “We condemn compulsory education laws … and we call for the immediate repeal of such laws.”
  • “We support the repeal of all taxes on the income or property of private schools, whether profit or non-profit.”
  • “We support the abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency.” (because they own Big Oil - GH)
  • “We support abolition of the Department of Energy.”
  • “We call for the dissolution of all government agencies concerned with transportation, including the Department of Transportation.”
  • “We demand the return of America's railroad system to private ownership. We call for the privatization of the public roads and national highway system.”
  • “We specifically oppose laws requiring an individual to buy or use so-called "self-protection" equipment such as safety belts, air bags, or crash helmets.”
  • “We advocate the abolition of the Federal Aviation Administration.”
  • “We advocate the abolition of the Food and Drug Administration.”
  • “We support an end to all subsidies for child-bearing built into our present laws, including all welfare plans and the provision of tax-supported services for children.”
  • “We oppose all government welfare, relief projects, and ‘aid to the poor’ programs. All these government programs are privacy-invading, paternalistic, demeaning, and inefficient. The proper source of help for such persons is the voluntary efforts of private groups and individuals.”
  • “We call for the privatization of the inland waterways, and of the distribution system that brings water to industry, agriculture and households.”
  • “We call for the repeal of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.” (their company is the only one I know of, which has a felony record for homicide.. two homicides actually -- GH)
  • “We call for the abolition of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.” (If it blows up in your face, it's your fault, you bought it! - GH)
  • “We support the repeal of all state usury laws.”

Some investigative media on the Koch brothers, and their actions against our way of life.

  • Bernie Sanders Exposes Koch Brothers' Goals | Crooks and ...
    Apr 12, 2014 - I write a lot about all the connections the Kochs have to today's dysfunctional elections and politics, but theirgoals are always more amorphous, ...
  • Inside The Koch Empire: How The Brothers Plan To ... - Forbes

    Dec 5, 2012 - Ironically, the Koch brothers believe they're fighting against power, at least ... The goal has always been, Charles says, “true democracy,” where ...
  • 2014 elections: Koch brothers launch new super PAC for ...

    Jun 16, 2014 - ... Beast, which also first reported the $290 million overall spending goal. ... A spokesman for Koch Industries, theKoch brothers' privately held ...
  • The Koch Brothers – Exposed! | Rolling Stone

    Rolling Stone
    Apr 20, 2012 - If the Koch brothers didn't exist, the left would have to invent them. .... "The ultimate goal," Greenwald told Alternet, another partner, is "organize, ...
  • America Has Never Faced The Threat Posed by the Koch ...

    Nov 1, 2013 - ... not survive without revenue to fund the government, but that is not the long term goal of the Koch brothers, Rafael Cruz, and Grover Norquist.
  • Koch family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch — the two brothers still with Koch Industries ... The organizations collectively have a stated goal of "advancing liberty and ...
  • Inside the Koch Brothers' Expensive Echo Chamber - Truthout’-expensive-echo...

    The echo chamber, coupled with AARP's shift toward cutting Social Security, pushes the argument further toward the Koch brothersgoals. Influential ...

    The Huffington Post
    Apr 17, 2014 - The truth is that the agenda of the Koch brothersis to move this country ... Their world view and eventual goal is much greater than all of that.
  • 3 Nothing Really Compares to the Koch Brothers' Political ...

    Bill D. Moyers
    Apr 10, 2014 - ... to every nondisclosing nonprofit with politicalgoals, broadly speaking, on the ... The Koch brothers run most of their political empire through a ...
  • Koch brothers now at heart of GOP power - Los Angeles Times

    Feb 6, 2011 - The billionaire brothers David and Charles Kochno longer sit outside ... A top early goal: restricting the reach of the Environmental Protection ...
  • Koch Brothers Exposed | The Nation › Blogs › Katrina vanden Heuvel

    The Nation
    Apr 23, 2012 - With an unflinching investigative look at the Koch brothers' money and power, Brave New Films has once again created a film full of rollicking ...
  • Exposing the Koch brothers -

    Mar 30, 2012 - Koch Brothers Exposed” weaves together a series of short films ..... You know the ultimate goal is organize, organize — and then, organize.
  • Koch brothers eye states, not Congress, for health care goals

    Oct 21, 2013 - The Koch brothers don't need Congress to stop struggling Americans from having access to health care benefits. They can just focus on state ...
  • Are Koch Brothers Republicans or Just Kochs? - Bloomberg ...

    Mar 25, 2014 - The political system in the era of brothersCharles and David Koch is ... own institutions to advance the goal of purchasing election victories.
  • AZ gubernatorial candidate caught on tape sucking up to ...

    National Education Association
    Oct 7, 2014 - Doug Ducey may be a trusted friend of the Koch Brothers, but he ... The Koch Brothersgoals include dismantling public education in the US, ...
  • Koch Brothers Make Climate Activists New Target - The ...

    The Daily Beast
    Jun 13, 2014 - The Koch brothers' financial network is planning on spending almost ... Now, hitting the $290 million goal seems within reach: almost $170 ...

  • Memories Are DNA: How Memory Works (the basics)

    The relationship between memory and DNA is a complex and fascinating area of active scientific research.  Here's a breakdown of what w...