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Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Joe Barton, Texas GOP Serve as Shills for the Koch Brothers

By Carolyn Shore at Daily Kos

It should come as no surprise to any of us. The Koch brothers are using their wealth and influence to purchase a political system for themselves. They want to destroy the federal government and dismantle democracy as we know it. They have funneled hundreds of millions of dollars into elections, political campaigns and think tanks  that support and promote the Koch's anti-democratic, greed driven Libertarian views. The Koch boys are against a minimum wage, public education, social security, Medicare, Medicaid and most social programs that help people.  

According to Koch thought, such is the divine right of plutocrats.  They want their go to version of Vladimir Putin, Russia's guardian of its plutocrats, in the White House.  While our President hardly serves as the Koch boy's protector, they have plenty of shameless shills in the U.S. Congress and in Republican legislatures in most red states.

Texas Republicans Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Joe Barton and many others are more than happy to help the Koch boys throw our country under the bus. Cruz, Perry, Barton and other Republicans serve as mere puppets that read scripts provided to them by Koch, Inc.

Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films has made his most recent film about the Kochs available for free for a limited period of time. Mr. Greenwald,  Senator Harry Reid, Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Nancy Pelosi held a preview last night in the nation's Capitol.  

Naturally the Koch boys and their lackeys in the Republican Party are not too pleased.

Voting matters.