Northeasterners can blame David Koch if they freeze to death after Superstorm Sandy destroyed their homes. It's been 2 months since Sandy devastated the New York region -- and by the way it's pretty damn cold there. But Congress, bowing to the whims of
Benedict Arnold David Koch, will let Sandy victims shiver and starve for another few weeks.
We told you last week how Koch's political machine, Americans for Prosperity, sent a letter to Senators asking them to vote against a bill to provide relief for suffering people in the New York area. Thirty-two senators did what David Koch told them to and voted against Sandy relief. (Find out if your senator did here.)
Sandy relief passed the Senate anyway. Then on Dec. 30,
Koch lackey, Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips issued a statement urging Congress to reject the hurricane relief bill. House Speaker John Boehner dutifully followed Koch's orders and cancelled a vote on the legislation. When fellow Republicans lambasted him for, you know, not doing his job, he backed down. He promised a vote will be taken on the bill in mid-January. When it's still cold in the Northeast.
These Koch scoundrels claim they're against the bill because it isn't offset by spending cuts. Funny thing, we looked and looked and couldn't find any AFP statements opposing corporate giveaways that aren't offset by spending cuts. AFP was silent on boondoggles included in the budget deal that became law yesterday: a subsidy for Goldman Sachs' new headquarters, a tax break for new NASCAR tracks or a loophole letting U.S. multinationals avoid taxes on companies they own abroad.
And then there's this from Lee Fang at The Nation. He tells us the Koch scoundrels thinks Sandy victims should just suck it up.
Koch’s top deputy in New Jersey, a surly gentleman named Steve Lonegan, who heads the local AFP state chapter, called the aid package a “disgrace.” “This is not a federal government responsibility,” Lonegan told reporters. “We need to suck it up and be responsible for taking care of ourselves.”
This is a good place to remind our readers how truly un-American the Kochs are. Not only did they sell oil equipment to Iran, but they inherited a fortune their father created by doing business with Josef Stalin.
You just can't make this stuff up.