by Mary Bottari, PRWatch, 11/10/14
As humorist Andy Borowitz predicted, billionaires retained control of the U.S. government.
But the result is no joke. These folks are not your run-of-the-mill billionaires, they are billionaires advancing a business model “that has declared war on life,” suggests author Naomi Klein.
With seven new seats in the U.S. Senate and 12 in the House, with four new Republican governors and a significant number of wins in state houses across the country, the Kochs are on a roll.
“The Kochs are our homegrown oligarchs; they’ve cornered the market on Republican politics and are nakedly attempting to buy Congress and the White House,” Tim Dickinson recently wrote in Rolling Stone.
But every win for the billionaire industrialists is a setback for people and the planet. That is because their fortune and their agenda is fueled by refineries, pipelines, and petcoke. “Burn, baby, burn” isn’t a cute slogan for David and Charles — it’s their reason for being.
As the planet cooks at an accelerating rate, the stakes have never been higher….
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