Thin Line Between Company and Party (Part 3)

(Part 1 is here, Part 2 is here.)

Take a look at this story, “Major GOP Donor Receives Federal Oil Contract.”

This company isn’t JUST a “major GOP Donor.” David H Koch is one of the prime funders of the whole right-wing movement. (See my How They Do It series.) Koch played a role in founding the Cato Institute, which pumps out anti-government Libertarian propaganda. The Koch family had given Cato $21 million as of 1999. He was also involved in founding Citizens for a Sound Economy, another anti-government propaganda outlet. Contributions, again as of 1999, totaled $10 million. Koch also is a major funder of the Reason Foundation, yet another outlet for right-wing anti-government propaganda.

So now the U.S. Department of Energy’s has selected Koch Supply & Trading, LP, to supply oil to the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). This is a HUGE contract!

This isn’t just a quid pro quo. This government money will be pumped straight back into the Republican machine.

Some source info here, here, here, here, here.