Paul Ryan Collected $500,000 In Koch Contributions Days After House Passed Tax Law

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    That’s peanuts compared with what the Koch brothers will save.

    Just days after the House passed its version of the federal tax law slashing corporate tax rates, House Speaker Paul Ryan collected nearly $500,000 in campaign contributions from billionaire energy mogul Charles Koch and his wife, according to a recent campaign donor report.

    Koch and his brother David spent millions of dollars to get the tax law passed and are spending millions more in a public relations campaign in an attempt to boost support for the law, The Wall Street Journal reported.

    Koch Industries, one of the largest private corporations in the nation, operates refineries and manufactures a variety of products. The new tax law — which slices corporate tax rates from 35 percent to 21 percent, slashes estate taxes and includes a special deduction for oil and gas investors — is expected to save the Koch brothers and their businesses billions of dollars in taxes.

    More: Paul Ryan Collected $500,000 In Koch Contributions Days After House Passed Tax Law

    We should all be sad and ashamed that our government is like a corrupt third-world shithole.
     
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    Huffy post click bait, you got a real source to the report?


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    More evidence that will get ignored that the government is for the rich people, by the people on the take from the rich people.

    Time for Proportional Representation so the American PEOPLE get a say.
     
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    Don't take the OP on face value, donations of that size are illegal, you might want to wait on the rest of the story before you swallow.


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    Paul Ryan is a sorry piece of neocon shit.......I wouldn't piss on him if I had a full bladder and he was on fire. He has aligned himself with the fabian socialist leftists.
     
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    The Koch anti-government idiots own Ryan.
     
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    buckeye45_73 Lakhota's my *****

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    Oh so they never contributed to him before the tax law? Funny you guys have been after the Koch's for decades.........
     
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    This is a prefect example of how the wealthy control the government. You making it partisan is a prefect example of your ignorance. Sadly, you are not alone.

    Both parties are owned and controlled by the wealthy.

    As such, the government has become of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich. When will Americans wake up and realize this?
     
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    From the Republicans. Remember, Republicans saying they had to pass this tax cuts for the rich or their donors would stop giving them money? It was all in the news. It's impossible not to know that.

    It's like Republicans telling us they are holding millions hostage. Mitch even put it into a tweet.

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    All you have to do is listen. Republicans tell us what they are doing. Just listen.
     
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    The two parties are nothing alike.

    The GOP is 90% white. They just passed tax cuts for the rich. If Democrats were like the GOP, they would be supporting those odious policies, not fighting them.

    It's so obvious, why does it have to be explained?

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