Robert Reich on the Koch Brothers
Robert Reich has a very left-wing moment as a he ponders the Koch Brothers taking over the United States.
hear that there’s a civil war in the Republican Party between its Tea
Party and establishment factions. But the reality is there is no longer a
Republican Party, and the real war is between the oligarchs (the Koch
brothers and a handful of other right-wing billionaires) and the
plutocrats (corporate and Wall Street executives). The oligarchs are now
finding and funding extremist candidates in 2014
Republican primaries to oppose Republican incumbents who voted in favor
of reopening the government and raising the debt ceiling. The
plutocrats are bankrolling those incumbents, as well as a few of their
own candidates in Republican primaries to oppose incumbent extremists.
So who will be the real winners in 2014 — the oligarchs or the
plutocrats? And what will this mean for America?