Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Oh Those Evil Koch Brothers, They Need To Stop Being So Charitable

Oh those evil Koch Brothers, the are so un-American say the liberals:

Between 1998 and 2012, Koch contributed at least $395 million to medical research causes and institutions. $100 Million to MIT for a cancer research facility.
$20 million to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. The building he financed was named the David H. Koch Cancer Research Building.
$30 million to the Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center in New York
$25 million to the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to establish the David Koch Center for Applied Research in Genitourinary Cancers
$15 million to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center[29]
$5 million to the House Ear Institute, in Los Angeles, to create a center for hearing restoration[
$25 million to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City[30]
$100 million, the largest philanthropic donation in the history of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, beginning a $2 billion campaign which will conclude in 2019 to create a new ambulatory care center and renovate the infrastructure of all of the hospital's five sites.

And that's only a portion of it. It's no wonder the democRATS call them "un-American".

How can democRATS buy votes with handouts if fewer people need handouts?

As the money flows Harry Reid wants to demonize the Koch Brothers. Lets look at the truth.
So how big of a threat are the Koch Brothers?

Over the past twenty five years, from 1989 to 2014, Koch Industries has donated $18,083,948 in political contributions to Republicans. While that seems like a large sum, it only ranks them as number 59 on the list of top all-time political donors – behind 18 different unions.

Here is the list of unions that top the Koch Brothers in political donations.

Via Open Secrets:
2.) American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees $60,667,379
4.) National Education Assn $53,594,488
7.) Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $44,478,789
8.) United Auto Workers $41,667,858
9.) Carpenters & Joiners Union $39,260,371
10.) Service Employees International Union $38,395,690
11.) Laborers Union $37,494,010
12.) American Federation of Teachers $36,713,325
13.) Communications Workers of America $36,188,135
14.) Teamsters Union $36,123,209
16.) United Food & Commercial Workers Union $33,756,550
20.) Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union $31,313,097
23.) AFL-CIO $30,938,977
32.) National Assn of Letter Carriers $26,106,359
39.) Plumbers & Pipefitters Union $23,886,248
42.) Operating Engineers Union $23,036,848
43.) International Assn of Fire Fighters $22,963,260
46.) Sheet Metal Workers Union $22,372,978
59.) Koch Industries $18,083,948
Remember this the next time you read an article by some leftist demonizing the Koch Brothers.

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