|David Koch Now Taking Aim at Hurricane Sandy Victims
Last edited Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:35 PM USA/ET - Edit history (1)
This is a few days old, sorry if it's already been posted.
Billionaire David Koch’s prime political organization, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), having failed in its $125 million quest to oust President Barack Obama, is now aiming at a slightly less sophisticated political target: victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy was the second most costly in American history, leaving 100 lives lost, over $50 billion in devastation and tens of thousands of damaged or destroyed homes. Legislative efforts to help those who survived Hurricane Sandy’s wrath will reach a major stumbling block.
Earlier this week, AFP, which is chaired by Koch and believed to be financed by several other plutocrats from the New York City region, released a letter warning members of Congress not to vote for the proposed federal aid package for victims of the storm that swept New Jersey, New York City and much of the surrounding area in October. An announcement on the group’s website says that the vote next week for the Sandy aid package will be a “key vote”—meaning senators who support sending money for reconstruction could face an avalanche of attack ads in their next election. Already, opposition to the bill is growing, although it passed one procedural hurdle last night.
(More at the link. Follow http://twitter.com/KOCHexposed on Twitter.)
Another reason they'd block Sandy Aid is to buy up the property to gentrify the area, and of course, to simply be land barons. Prime real estate, and some Far Rockaways residents were saying early after Sandy that this is exactly what would happen!