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Forum Post: Does the Passing of David Koch spell trouble for the GOP?

Posted 2 months ago on Aug. 23, 2019, 8:31 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (33801) from Coon Rapids, MN
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Will His passing result in a smaller flow of Dark Money into Republican State & Federal Campaigns?

Does This Hurt CATO & Heritage?

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[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

''The Koch Legacy reaches all across the Americas and around the world - in the form of air, water and soil pollution, toxic waste dumps, etc. and support for Right Wing causes and candidates. That doesn't end with David Koch's death.'' - from https://twitter.com/Delia1donegal/status/1165225434025537537 &

spero meliora ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

''David Koch Is Dead. We Must Now Take On His Harmful Legacy in Higher Education.'' .. by Jasmine Banks & Samantha Parsons:

respice et prospice!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22990) 2 months ago

Young people like socialism and socialist policies. Bring on the young. Let them lead.

https://www.axios.com/exclusive-poll-young-americans-embracing-socialism-b051907a-87a8-4f61-9e6e-0db75f7edc4a.html

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

''Abby Martin and Richard Wolff discuss Socialism in 2019'':

''Young people'' - are less & less infected by their parents' & grandparents' propaganda & prejudices and from your link ..... ''The word "socialism" does not carry the same stigma it did in the past, now that it has been resurrected by celebrity politicians like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Many young people's political views often change as they grow older, but their support for socialistic policies is a sign that all the old rules of politics are changing fast.''

dum spiro, spero ...

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22990) 1 month ago

8 years ago when Occupy started you couldn't even mention the word "socialism" on this forum. We've come a long way to waking up the American people to the deleterious nature of capitalism. Social Security, Medicare, our transportation infrastructure, public schools to age 18, these are all socialist programs, programs the American people rely on for survival.

More socialist policies are needed to ensure that people earn enough money to live not just as individuals but to raise families as well. Worker rights have been wittled down to nothing. "Employment at Will" laws leave us at risk every day that we go to work. Jobs with no paid time off to have quality time with family or just simply to relax and enjoy life.

Americans have become class conscious again understanding that capitalism only plays into their own exploitation to enrich the wealthy and corporations.

We need programs that will make sure that everyone has enough. Everyone doesn't need to be equal and the rich can remain rich, but everyone needs to have enough.People shouldn't have to take on debt to maintain a standard of living.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

''Democratic Socialism Means Creating an Economy That Works for All - Says Sanders'' .. from:

fiat justitia ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22990) 1 month ago

"How Socialism Made America Great"

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-socialism-made-america-great

The very foundation of the economic security of any American's life is underpinned by socialist policies such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, free immunizations for children, public education, free school meals, transportation infrastructure, etc.

These things counter a free market capitalist system with checks and balances. Without those, we're all at risk.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

''Immense wealth translates automatically into immense environmental impacts, regardless of the intentions of those who possess it. The very wealthy, almost as a matter of definition, are committing ecocide.'' - from ...

radix omnium malorum est cupiditas ...

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 1 month ago

Eight years ago, we couldn't mention the word "socialism" on this forum because there were so many commentators ready to pounce on it.

Most of these commentators have already dropped out so it is only we the diehards who are still here plugging along, at times all alone by oneself. It's the survival of the persevering ones. "Somewhere, my love, there will be songs to sing.. Somewhere a hill blossoms in green and gold."