Koch Brothers accidentally promotes leftist agenda AGAIN!

A couple weeks ago a Koch Brothers study accidentally showed that Medicare For All would save the country $2 Trillion over 10 years, while covering everyone.
Strike One!

A few days later a Fox and Friends poll showed that their viewers overwhelmingly preferred Medicare For All.
Strike Two!

So the Koch Brothers went out and commissioned a poll designed to show that the American people are actually libertarians just like the Koch Brothers.
There's just one little teensy problem.

For instance, the poll found that 66 percent of Americans would find “government-paid college tuition” as a “very effective” or “somewhat effective solution” to social barriers, with more than half of those lining up on the “very effective” side.

Americans For Prosperity, the Koch-funded political advocacy organization, campaigned against free college tuition in 2016, just as the idea was becoming a central plank of Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign. AFP Wisconsin called it a “terrible idea,” while the state director of AFP Colorado called it “pie-in-the-sky.”

A $15 minimum wage was almost as popular in the poll, with 35 percent saying it would be a very effective solution and a further 30 percent saying it would be a somewhat effective solution.

The Kochs, and groups they financially back, have campaigned against minimum wage laws for decades. In 1980, when David Koch ran alongside Ed Clark on the Libertarian Party ticket, aiming to become vice president, their platform included a promise to abolish all minimum wage laws...

A third of respondents believe that more regulation of Wall Street would be very effective, while 36 percent said it would be somewhat effective. Nearly seven in 10 respondents said increasing government assistance for child care would be a very or somewhat effective policy response to social barriers.

The top concern of those polled is the growing cost of health care, with 92 percent saying it is a problem. A combined 55 percent said a government-run health care system would be a very or somewhat effective policy response.

The idea of government run health care would be completely intolerable to the Koch network.

Strike Three!

At this rate the Koch brothers are doing more benefits than harm to socialism in America. So keep spending millions on those studies.

It's hilarious to see that the Koch brothers' billions can't change reality.
They seem to be honestly miffed that the working class of America just don't see the world like they do.

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The Aspie Corner's picture

At this rate, the Koch Bros will accidentally prove things like Universal Basic Income feasible. They have to know capitalism is going the way of the dodo at this point.

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Modern education is little more than toeing the line for the capitalist pigs.

@The Aspie Corner
There is an alternative to UBI and I don't like it, but think it is more likely:
Mass starvation and sterilization. The 1% have no use for unemployed proles so they kill them off. A good way to start is by building up the Army then using it to quell insurrection.
Putting sterilization junk in the environment is another prong. Eventually nothing is left but the 1%, their servants, and guards.

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@The Voice In the Wilderness
they replace the servants and guards with robots.

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I like this world. It's not perfect, but everything I love is in it.

@WoodsDweller
Robotic guards, ala Terminator make sense though. But if you don't have human servants, who can you lord it over? Machines don't care.

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@The Voice In the Wilderness

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A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

@The Voice In the Wilderness @The Voice In the Wilderness
A world without people sounds lonely as hell. F**k the other oligarchs.

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Beware the bullshit factories.

Yes, I'm just being silly.

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It is a bit dated but the results likely are the same.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2550377/The-average-age-Fox-View...

The average age of Fox News viewers is 68 and a majority of them are politically conservative and white
Nielsen TV data through mid-Januray shows that the average age of Fox viewers is 68
The average viewers at MSNBC and CNN are 60, and the average is 62-64 for the broadcast network
Only 1.1 per cent of Fox viewers are black

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@humphrey
Besides Facebook and Twitter.

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Might be "strike four"!

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/kochs-to-spend-millions-com...

For the most part, conservatives who have had issues with the Trump administration’s agenda have either kept their mouths shut or praised the MAGA agenda with faint damnation. But it looks like one of the most important sources of political money and conservative agitprop, the Koch brothers and their widespread network, is going to put some actual money into a fight with Trump on one of the handful of issues he seems to care about: his determination to wage and win a trade war with the rest of the world. CNBC has the story:

The political network backed by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch on Monday unveiled a multiyear, multimillion-dollar campaign opposing the tariffs implemented by President Donald Trump’s administration.

Last week’s decision by the Trump’s administration to place tariffs on imported steel and aluminium from key U.S. allies the European Union, Canada and Mexico apparently was the tipping point for the influential Koch network, which typically supports Republicans and conservative causes. The group is now moving ahead with a pro-free trade campaign that will include media buys, activist education, grass-roots mobilization, lobbying and policy analysis.

It’s not very surprising that the libertarianish Kochs support free trade and oppose trade wars. Most business-oriented conservatives take the same position, with varying levels of volume. It’s more interesting that the Kochs are willing to put some money into their opposition to Trump’s trade agenda — money that might otherwise go to Trump-supporting Republican candidacies and the parts of the president’s agenda they like.

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It was supported by Richard Nixon and Milton Friedman among others. Maybe the Kochs will start supporting it.

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Beware the bullshit factories.

@Timmethy2.0

It's frightening that Richard Nixon was farther Left than today's Democrats.

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@The Voice In the Wilderness

It's frightening that Richard Nixon was farther Left than today's Democrats.

Nixon was no Robert Kennedy and certainly wasn't an FDR.

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Beware the bullshit factories.

@Timmethy2.0
To the Left of Clinton, Obama, Biden, Durbin, McAuliffe, Schumer, Pelosi ...

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