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Activist Ejected From Meeting With Lawmaker After Asking How Much Money He's Getting From Koch Brothers


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Activist Ejected From Meeting With Lawmaker After Asking How Much Money He's Getting From Koch Brothers

Jake Johnson, staff writer

During an RSVP-only meeting on "tax reform" organized by the Koch brothers-backed group Americans for Prosperity Wednesday morning, activist and author Jonathan Smucker demanded to know how much Pennsylvania Rep. Lloyd Smucker (no relation) has received in campaign contributions from Charles and David Koch.

Jonathan was quickly ejected from the event—but he caught part of it on video.


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Land of the free (to do as we’re told and shut up about it). Representative Smucker should be tarred, feathered and ridden out of town on a rail, but given current campaign finance laws, he’ll probably be re-elected.


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Glad that the other Smucker got part of this on video. By the way, Kochs are behind ( long with Devos) defunding of public schools. Hearing is coming at the supreme court about a case that concerns public unions. I think the hearing is 2/26!


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Good on ya Jonathan.

We can’t address the Kochs, Murdoch and other Satanist spawn of the oligarchy directly so it has to be done through the politicians they bribe.

Direct Democracy


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Representative democracy is cheap for oligarchs; they can afford to back every candidate for every party in every election in every country.

Representative democracy is an obvious hoax used by corporatism.


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Yes, let us have a “positive meeting” as she said, so let’s not talk about any anything but how the billionaires are raping the country.


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But a very good hoax! Because not obvious to the American sheeple.


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the best government money can buy…


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More, more, more!

Everyone, you who are reading this, make a plan to go ask YOUR “representative” similar tough questions in public. Post the video. Raise the pressure. Keep it rolling.


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I actually think he deserves worse. I’m thinking a rope and a tree branch. Corrupt and traitor both to his oath of office and country, and to all his constituents who he does not represent. Of course, by the same token we would have to hang just about every politician everywhere…might run out of rope and trees.


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Rep. Lloyd Smucker is the perfect definition of the word politics, which came from the Greeks and translates to : poli, meaning many, and tics, meaning blood sucking leeches!


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No, they’re renewable resources—and a damn good thing.


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“You’re ruining it for the rest of us.” Ruining what? A conference of non-answers from a typical owned, scumbag politician?


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Maybe that’s the reason republicans don’t seem to have any problem with trees being cut down in the name of progress.


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This is a good sign. Things are heating up under the GOP pot. With the gun issue, the issue presented here, gerrymandering and others the GOP has a lot to answer for and it is being handle at all levels, local and federal. Keep smiling folks, it is starting to work :slight_smile:


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Obviously, Rep. Smucker isn’t go to answer the question with a “yes I am a mercenary for the billionaires and yes, I believe this horse crap”.

It is a given that Jonathan was going to get ejected (this is what oligarchs do when truths are revealed). Jonathon will simply be categorized as a crazy liberal extremist by the truly crazy extremists that support the Koch Brothers.

While I applaud Jonathon’s efforts at revealing the truth, this approach tends to be counterproductive, imo. It offers some catharsis to those of us who despise the stranglehold the Koch brothers have on democracy but I’d like to know: who the hell are those other people in the room sitting there like programmed robots enabling this sham of an event?


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Plenty of lamp-posts around for that matter, if trees aren’t readily available.


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We will be making real progress when we see this at the next DCCC meeting, or when the Democrats get together with lobbyists, as they did recently. This is great, but it is a problem with both parties. Only doing this with the worse party can give the impression that only one party is guilty of this. Keep on mind that Pelosi often says, when confronted about her incompetence, that she does a great job of securing bribes from big money donors. Would be especially great to do this against a corrupt Democrat running against a progressive in the primaries. After all, Pelosi essentially runs the DCCC, and look who they are backing in the primaries.


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Millionaire and billionaire wannabe’s, following the nice goat with the bell, right up the ramp and through the door. Baaaaa! (Thunk)
;-})


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As I have said before, the US Fourth Reich government consists of a red and blue sock puppet, both financed and beholden to the Oligarchy of billion and trillionaires. Both puppets do what they are told to increase profit and power to the ruling Oligarchy. Their primary use, in edition to passing laws to further restrict and impoverish those who do not belong to their club, is just Kabuki, to give We the People the illusion that we are in power, that we can choose our representatives. The Oligarchy doesn’t care which one wins as they own them both, and they will both do as they are told.
*The handful of people who would truly represent us are usually defeated by one scam or another. If they win and try to truly represent us, they often get shot, or have a terribly tragic accident.
*Until We the People finally understand that our only hope is to cooperate, to form a coalition with one goal in mind. To take back our Constitutional Republic and remove the vermin that now rule.
*Then, we must be very careful to choose actual representatives of We the People, and support them through the rough times ahead.
*A few carefully considered Constitutional amendments might be in order to strengthen the “checks and balances” in the original document. When the Constitution was written, it was not imagined that the “Bankers” could just buy the government and use it for their own interests. Quite a number of Presidents and others have warned of this danger over the past couple of centuries, but the warnings have been ignored.
;-})