Exploring The Koch Brothers’ Political Influence | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC


You’ve probably heard of the name “Koch,” but do you know how often you use their products or how much the family is influencing your politics? Stephanie Ruhle is joined by the Editor and Chief of the Bulwark, Charlie Sykes and the author of a new book all about the Koch brothers, Christopher Leonard to explain.
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Exploring The Koch Brothers’ Political Influence | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

47 Comments on "Exploring The Koch Brothers’ Political Influence | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC"

  1. koch Brothers = Scum of the Earth.

    • They Steyer brother are good because they’re rich Democrats who make the koch brothers look cheap

    • Don Anderson 🎯 the Koch brothers aren’t happy with their billions, they want the government to be their PUPPETS so they can behind the scene CONTROL all Americans and turned us into their SLAVES.

      For them, it’s all about POWER and the mighty $$$.

      In short, Koch brothers and the 1% want to turn America into a FEUDAL SERFDOM!

    • Luis Martinez | August 20, 2019 at 5:02 PM | Reply

      trump…scum of the world….

  2. I wish the Koch brothers Marley/Scrooge nightmares for eternity.

    • They ooze the whiteness and money of the new Republican party. The new definition of being conservative is being a billionaire and white.

  3. TheHealthPhysicist | August 20, 2019 at 1:16 PM | Reply

    The Koch Brothers are destroying the US and the planet.

  4. If there’s any good news about this Old far* Brothers It’s they’re near to the grave, and with any luck they might slip in a Banana peel soon.😀Yeah!

  5. Who is watching this after Hasan Minhaj’s piece on Sunday?

  6. The good news is Koch brothers are at their 80s. Lucifer will take them soon if we are lucky.

  7. Shane Frasier | August 20, 2019 at 1:26 PM | Reply

    No matter your political ideology, we’re all getting screwed over by the rich.

  8. The Kochs never bought into Trump? Does it count that Vice President Mike Pence is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries? How exactly do you think Pence managed to get the VP job, when Trump had never even heard of him?

    • Chump chose Pence to get the support of the religious right. They knew Chump’s not really a Christian, but Pence is hard-core evangelical. They religious right was counting Pence to be sure Don The Con appointed conservative judges everywhere that he could.

  9. The Koch brothers represent everything that’s wrong with our country and government. America is no longer a country of the people, for the people, and by the people. It’s a country of corporations, for corporations, and by corporations. This has led to the will of the American people being completely subverted. And no one has contributed more to this fascist state than the GOP, which is owned by the Koch bros.

    “The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.” 
    ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • Stephan Maurer | August 20, 2019 at 3:07 PM | Reply

      Well said.

    • Girl Etherial | August 20, 2019 at 5:47 PM | Reply

      Thanks for the quote.

    • God Bless FDR. we should not tolerate the growth of a government power to be stronger than the people. A government that can take the power of the people, will take the people’s rights,and will take over private industry (health care, energy, oil and gas, etc). With no power to protest, no power to defend, no power to change or have a choice, no way to better yourself or make a better living or a profit, We would be broken and our nation will be lost. Welcome to Fascism, Socialism, Communism 101 Welcome to MSNBC

    • Fox news zombies turds can always be spoted by the BS they regugitate . Unions ? In what decade are we talking ??

  10. I want to know what was the strategy for giving 20 million to HBCU’s and what did they expect in return 🤔🤔

    • Toussaint Louverture | August 20, 2019 at 4:54 PM | Reply

      To have someone say that they gave 20 million to an HBCU years later. Which is less than a nickel to them. A guy who was only worth 5 billion gave the Michigan University 300 million. That’s to a single institution. 100 million specifically to the athletic program.

    • @Toussaint Louverture not alleged done in 2017 public record my question was it quid pro quo? 🤔

  11. Eric Broke It | August 20, 2019 at 1:29 PM | Reply

    lets explore why they are using illegal immigrants in their factories. do as we say not as we do.

  12. You can practically see the evil radiating off of them 😂

  13. People like the Koch brothers are worth billions of dollars. And for some reason, Trump and republicans decided that they needed a massive tax cut, to end their suffering I suppose. But it’s okay, because Trump and republicans are going to make the American people pay for that tax cut to billionaires,,corporations and Wall Street. Just another shining example of why I will never ever vote for a Republican. If you’re not a billionaire, or a billion dollar corporation, voting republican is like cutting your own throat.

  14. DragonAlchemist0 | August 20, 2019 at 1:58 PM | Reply

    The america first agenda is drain America’s funds to the rich.

  15. Andrew Mitchell | August 20, 2019 at 2:05 PM | Reply

    Do you really need a tax cut when you own 90% of a $100 billion dollar company?

  16. Kochs don’t want the government interfering with markets but they have no problem with the market governing our politics.

  17. Between rich old white peckerwood and religion, American politics has become sordid and corrupt.

  18. the koch brothers own:
    angel soft
    dixie (cups)
    quilted northern
    soft n gentle
    vanity fair

  19. Sven Yolanski | August 20, 2019 at 5:15 PM | Reply

    This clip makes it sound like Trump is more evil than the Koch boys.

  20. See, “Trading Places” with Eddie Murphy.

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