Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is an astroturf front group started by oil billioniare David Koch and Richard Fink (a member of the board of directors of Koch Industries). AFP works together with the Koch family’s other conservative foundations and think tanks to disrupt Barack Obama's presidency. Accordingly,   AFP has opposed health care reform, stimulus spending, and cap-and-trade legislation,   which is aimed at making industries pay for the air pollution that they create. AFP was also involved in the attacks on Obama’s "green jobs" czar, Van Jones, and has crusaded against international climate talks. According to an article in the August 30, 2010 issue of The New Yorker, the Kochs are known for "creating slippery organizations with generic-sounding names," that "make it difficult to ascertain the extent of their influence in Washington.

I must be a member of AFP!

Baxter, you don't have to be a "front group" to oppose the Socialist agenda of this President.


Baxter said...

Socialist? As in Social Security? Medicare? Unemployment insurance? Workers comp? Progressive taxation?

If so, count me in!

Eric Martin said...


Just because you agree with someone doesn't mean that they aren't funded by Nazis.

I've been to Lanai and stayed at both resorts with my wife and kids. They are among the nicest properties in the world. The Lodge at Koele is on top of the mountain. Manele Bay is the resort at the beach, which includes the Bill Gates golf hole, so named because he used the green as the site for his wedding.

If someone used California welfare food stamp cards in Lanai City, it was probably a high tech Wall Street counterfeiter, since there is no other activity on the island -- other than the two $1000 per room night resorts.

The pineapples are long gone to the Philippines, and Rupert Murdoch owns most of the rest of the island. No development is taking place right now, as Murdoch doesn't have any money or any banking friends left - at least none that matter.