I think this is something that should be mightily concerning to each and every one of us.

Revealed earlier this week was the projected sum of money the infamous Koch brothers intend to spend on the 2016 election cycle.  (And this is not just for the presidential election, but ALL elections and candidates, including primaries.)

$989 million

That’s like pretty close to one billion dollars.  Why aren’t they just rounding up to the nearest hundred million?  Which would turn out to be one billion.

$1,000,000,000

I mean, if it were me and it was my money, I’d want to round up.

And saying one billion just sounds so much cooler than $989 million.

So I’ve been confused the last few days wondering why.

And also too wondering how they decided on that number to begin with.

And then wondering what it must feel like to have so much money that you can throw away nearly one billion dollars of it.

If you wanted to figure out how much that would be per day until the election in November 2016 (which is roughly 22 months away yet), you’d need a pretty big calculator.

Basically, it amounts to $1.3 to $1.4 million a day from now until November 2016.

That’s  a lot of change.

What, pray tell, are they trying to accomplish?

And what, pray tell, should we Amuricuns be thinking?  Finding out that a couple of men are, for all intents and purposes, attempting to buy the government.

I’m just not thinking this is a good thing.  And I seriously don’t think you need to be a Democrat OR a Republican to see this as potentially dangerous for life, liberty and the pursuit of happyness here in the good ol’ U. S. of A.

Sweet dreams.

 

 

About madranchwife

Mother, Mad Ranchwife(as in--at times-- crazy, nutso, loco, off-my-rocker insane), Veterinarian, Physical Therapist, "Liberal, pinko, gay-loving, Subaru-driving Socialist" (as I've been called), proud to be a totally tree-huggin', climate change believin', granola girl environmentalist, ObamaGirl, Pro-Choice (don't even get me started here...), and in my younger days a feminist vegetarian as a result of time spent at CU Boulder (this lasted approximately 14 months, until all the Jimmy Buffett I was listening to caused me to crave a cheeseburger). Now I just get pleasure out of swimming against the stream and ruffling a few feathers here in the wild west state of Wyoming!
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