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The Koch Brothers

By People & Power reporter Bob Abeshouse

Charles and David Koch are each worth about $25bn, which makes them
the fourth richest Americans. When you combine their fortunes, they are
the third wealthiest people in the world. Radical libertarians who use
their money to oppose government and virtually all regulation as
interference with the free market, the Kochs are in a class of their own
as players on the American political stage. Their web of influence in
the US stretches from state capitals to the halls of congress in
Washington DC.

The Koch brothers fueled the conservative Tea Party movement that
vigorously opposes Barack Obama, the US president. They fund efforts to
derail action on global warming, and support politicians who object to
raising taxes on corporations or the wealthy to help fix America’s
fiscal problems. According to New Yorker writer Jane Maye

Added: Oct-28-2011 Occurred On: Oct-27-2011
By: Cheesehead
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