What's new
US Message Board - Political Discussion Forum

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Koch Brothers’ Budget of $889 Million for 2016 Is on Par With Both Parties’ Spending

PGreen

Active Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2014
Messages
263
Reaction score
44
Points
33
The political network overseen by the conservative billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch plans to spend close to $900 million on the 2016 campaign, an unparalleled effort by coordinated outside groups to shape a presidential election that is already on track to be the most expensive in history.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/27/u...-spend-900-million-on-2016-campaign.html?_r=0

I still don't understand what campaign funds actually do. It's a public process and a government function which is going to happen anyway. What does spending nearly a billion $ on television ads even do? It seems useless! Do they bet on people doing what their televisions tell them to do?
 

Mac1958

Diamond Member
Joined
Dec 8, 2011
Messages
88,826
Reaction score
33,099
Points
2,280
Location
Opposing Authoritarian Ideological Fundamentalism.
.

No one can complain when people purchase politicians, influence and elections.

We allow the system to continue like this, and we only care when the "other" side is doing it.

.
 

hazlnut

Gold Member
Joined
Sep 18, 2012
Messages
12,387
Reaction score
1,921
Points
290
Location
Chicago
And Hilary will still win.

Based on what we saw in Iowa this weekend... It's a done deal.
 

depotoo

Diamond Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2012
Messages
40,707
Reaction score
13,395
Points
2,280
Through super pacs-not just them. If you want honesty, look at the dem super pacs and..

I wonder what Soros and sons will be along with Tom Steyer, and alllllllll the unions.
 

Stephanie

Diamond Member
Joined
Jul 11, 2004
Messages
70,230
Reaction score
10,860
Points
2,040
When the Nyslimes writes about all the Billionaires, , unions, etc spend on the Democrat party. I'll take something they say into account and care maybe

here we go with the K-O-C-H brothers again. sheesh
 

CrusaderFrank

Diamond Member
Joined
May 20, 2009
Messages
123,140
Reaction score
39,021
Points
2,290
Soros tried to file a mortgage on the Democrat Party to secure his interest in them
 

CrusaderFrank

Diamond Member
Joined
May 20, 2009
Messages
123,140
Reaction score
39,021
Points
2,290
I think Koch understated their involvement, they're going to put in $3 or 4 billion easily
 

Grampa Murked U

Diamond Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2011
Messages
89,185
Reaction score
31,522
Points
2,275
Location
Kansas City
Get your hate on! Hate season is almost underway. What species will you be hunting this year?
 

NLT

Platinum Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2011
Messages
32,118
Reaction score
6,803
Points
1,170
how much Tom Steyer or groups funded by George Soros plan on spending during the same election cycle? I bet just as much.
 

LeftofLeft

Platinum Member
Joined
Oct 18, 2011
Messages
15,469
Reaction score
6,928
Points
390
Can anyone on the Left explain the difference between George Soros and The Koch Brothers?
 

CrusaderFrank

Diamond Member
Joined
May 20, 2009
Messages
123,140
Reaction score
39,021
Points
2,290
Can anyone on the Left explain the difference between George Soros and The Koch Brothers?

While both Koch and Soros both worked with the Nazis, the Kochs worked on oil industry while Soros was robbing Jews and calling it "the best days of his life"
 

Stephanie

Diamond Member
Joined
Jul 11, 2004
Messages
70,230
Reaction score
10,860
Points
2,040

hadit

Diamond Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2013
Messages
30,346
Reaction score
8,091
Points
1,330
The political network overseen by the conservative billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch plans to spend close to $900 million on the 2016 campaign, an unparalleled effort by coordinated outside groups to shape a presidential election that is already on track to be the most expensive in history.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/27/u...-spend-900-million-on-2016-campaign.html?_r=0

I still don't understand what campaign funds actually do. It's a public process and a government function which is going to happen anyway. What does spending nearly a billion $ on television ads even do? It seems useless! Do they bet on people doing what their televisions tell them to do?

Yes, that's absolutely what they depend on. The average American voter doesn't start paying attention until about Labor Day of election year, and then make up their mind on the one of the following criteria:

1. Who looks coolest.
2. Who their friends talk about the most.
3. Who the TV talking heads cheer on the most.
4. Who says the right words about the one subject they care about.

Everything that goes before then is designed to pump up the base and the party donors.
 

bear513

Diamond Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2012
Messages
66,426
Reaction score
13,911
Points
2,180
And Hilary will still win.

Based on what we saw in Iowa this weekend... It's a done deal.
You still under stand there is 3 branches of Goverment right? I don't know why they always think the president is the prom king or queen prize, our government was not set up like that I guess that's why you all been crying obstructionist because you all never graduated from the 8th grade when it was mandatory in my youth to take that class
 
Last edited:

USMB Server Goals

Total amount
$201.00
Goal
$350.00

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Forum List

Top