Why Are These Guys Smiling..? by Jonathan Schmock | Apr 17, 2014 | All Things Current, Political Cartoons, Portraits | 27 comments THE KOCH BROTHERS HIT $1OO BILLION 27 Comments John T. on April 19, 2014 at 12:07 pm Pure greed and pure swine……they are the band and scourge of this nation. Lecherous and treacherous traitors. Harry Taylor on April 19, 2014 at 2:55 pm Damn these people who actually earn their money and do not depend on government for everything. Bob on April 19, 2014 at 6:59 pm You’re a fool if you think a hundred billion can be earned. That much can only be stolen. That you support them tells us all we need to know about your ethics – or, more accurately, complete lack of them. Mark Bush on April 19, 2014 at 7:41 pm Harry they didn’t earn their money, they inherited it from there family selling oil to the Nazis in Russia (Prussia) Tim on April 19, 2014 at 8:47 pm Damn these people who use their wealth to interfere with the government and corrupt the democratic process. If money = speech, they have about a 10,000,000 times bigger voice than the average citizen. Michael on April 19, 2014 at 10:14 pm Except for big business government subsidies. Those are OK. Won’t get into the crafty accounting to reduce taxes to an absolute minimum. Glenn on April 19, 2014 at 11:17 pm The Koch brothers inherited their wealth. These fat cats make a lot of noise about hard work, but most of them have no idea what it’s like to have to work 2 or 3 jobs just to make ends meet. They call the inheritance tax the “death tax” but in its absence we’re seeing the ascendance of a new oligarchy in America. It’s not how hard you work, it’s who you parents were. Jong on April 19, 2014 at 11:27 pm They inherited their wealth …. O.C. Wyatt on April 20, 2014 at 6:58 am Please, they inherited a good chunk of it and the their company AND they drink from the chalice of corporate welfare like the best of them… Greg on April 20, 2014 at 6:31 pm Well, their daddy earned the money, and he earned it in Russia. Oil you know. David Parvis on April 21, 2014 at 7:58 am The American people need to look at the facts . Corporations are not people and for the Roberts court to say they are shows they were bribed . Our Congressmen and Senators are also sucking on the big money teat , or they would pass meaningful campaign finance laws . We the people means we the rich !! The only way for us to close the money gap is to pass tax reform that matches the taxes of the 50 ‘s and strengthen labor unions . Trickle down and job creators is bullshit and always has been . Read ” Inequality for All ” by Robert Reich on watch the documentary . tim on April 19, 2014 at 12:35 pm http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4136491/00 billion more in tar sands if we complete the pipeline apparently… Ray Wachner on April 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm Are you sure it’s not pronounced KOCK Bros.? As in a couple of dicks! KC on April 19, 2014 at 3:57 pm II pronounced it KOCK the very first time I saw it – what intelligent person would pronounce Koch “COKE”??? Chip on April 19, 2014 at 2:43 pm It keeps amazing me how a couple of leeches with a lot of inherited! money can have more influence than that of the people themselves. Wtf happened to ‘we the people’? Tim on April 19, 2014 at 9:07 pm It’s now “We the people and Chevron, Halliburton, Lockheed, Monsanto, Koch Industries, [rest of Fortune 500], …” Me McMe on April 20, 2014 at 12:47 pm Read The Constitution. Every time you see the word “people,” just replace it with “corporations.” It makes a lot more sense then. Harry Taylor on April 19, 2014 at 2:45 pm Gee if they were Hollywood or silicone valley liberal democrat pukes you would love them. spincycle on April 20, 2014 at 7:57 am and since they are not, you love them. Irony much? Roscoe99 on April 20, 2014 at 8:07 am Yeah, I probably would, because liberals fight for all, while conservatives fight for their money. And btw, how long did it take you to come up with such a unique slam (pukes!). Wow, how 5th grade of you. moe on April 19, 2014 at 3:13 pm Treason, they should be hung for treason. bayhuntr on April 19, 2014 at 4:03 pm They have doubled their wealth since Obama was elected. The middle class has lost wealth. The fools that support them really think they are doing anything that would change that? Victor on April 19, 2014 at 6:12 pm It is a mortal sin when so many in the world can’t even visualize such number and billions don’t even have a decent meal at their table. Stan daMann on April 20, 2014 at 12:26 am The problem is all of the foolish people who fall for their con job tactics. The formula they use is as old as the hills. Here is a Lincoln quote circa 150 years ago: “I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country…Corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.” —Abraham Lincoln, November 21, 1864 Speaking of Lincoln quotes……”You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time…..” and the Kochs and their lackey Republican party hope that’s enough to get the power and win the elections. Roscoe99 on April 20, 2014 at 8:10 am Republicans love claiming Lincoln as their own, even though he’s another one that never would be let into the party as it stands today. But I’d love to see them embrace these words coming from their hero. Repub on April 20, 2014 at 3:38 pm Boo hoooooooo! What a bunch of saps. Ever heard of George Soros? The dems pump more money into their party than the pubs do you crybabies. Why don’t you get a job and save your money? Cole Tersaliar on April 20, 2014 at 8:51 pm Yes, Repub, we’ve heard of George Soros. One big difference between him and the Coke Brothers; Soros uses his wealth to influence politicians to pass laws that help the middle class and poor, while the Coke Brothers use the same tactics to help pass laws that help THEMSELVES and screw the middle class and poor. Oh, and thanks, but I already have a job.