"An almost completely unknown group with strong ties to the Koch brothers has identified itself as the secret source of almost a quarter of a billion dollars received by conservative political groups in 2012.
The group, Freedom Partners, raised $256 million in the year following its creation in November 2011, and made grants totaling $236 million to conservative groups...“a totally unknown group was the largest sugar daddy for conservative groups in the last election, second in total spending only to Karl Rove’s American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS.”
A quarter of a billion dollars, spent in one election by one secret group of the hyper-rich. Those of you out there who have normal incomes, and did what you could in 2012, giving maybe $100 to one candidate, $25 or $50 to another, and had to stretch to do that, think how many of you it takes to counterbalance this one group of the many that the Kochs fund (let alone all the others out there.) And don't forget that until the last few days, no one even knew this one existed. How many more are lurking in the dark corners of our political system, making an utter mockery of the notion that we live in a democracy?
I'm not going to go on about this. I've talked about it enough over the years. All I wonder is if there is any cure to this problem other than letting it get so bad that things end up like this: