Friday, February 25, 2011

Robert Reich Discusses the Koch Brothers

Robert Reich is terrible when it comes to economic reasoning, but as I have said before, he understands political power manuvering. This is what I wrote last April, before there even was a battle in Wisconsin:
As per usual, Robert Reich is great at understanding a problem (The cozy relationship between parts of Wall Street  and government), but terrible with his solution.
Here  is Reich today on what is going on with establishment Republicans:
The final truth is as income and wealth have risen to the top, so has political power. The reason all of this is proving so difficult to get across is the super-rich, such as the Koch brothers, have been using their billions to corrupt politics, hoodwink the public, and enlarge and entrench their outsized fortunes. They’re bankrolling Republicans who are mounting showdowns and threatening shutdowns...

They are behind the Republican shakedown.


  1. Its very funny that all the sudden there are all these new concerns from the left on power players in politics when just a few years ago you were deemed "insane" for mentioning it when Dems were in control.

  2. The left never seems to understand that corporate political influence is a symptom of progressivism. The more the government seeks to tax, spend and regulate, the more likely the political process will be influenced by self interest.