By Wayne Caswell, Vice Chairman, Alliance of Progressive Voters
After Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last month, articles everywhere quoted analysts who called it a trillion-dollar giveaway to wealthy Republican donors. That caused me to dig up and re-watch a whiteboard video by Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich. In “The Koch Machine,” he shows us how the Koch brothers strategically spent hundreds of millions of dollars on:
- showy political front groups,
- deceitful ad campaigns,
- Think Tanks that reinforce their beliefs,
- voter suppression schemes,
- anti-unions efforts, and
- a long-term strategy to unravel America’s campaign finance laws.