If you read the bulleted list you'll see it's almost like a checklist of what's been going on over the past two years.
The best way I know to explain it is that it's a reversal of the rights and desires of corporations and #WeThePeople. Just invert the two.
#CharlesKoch is a master at reverse engineering abstract and/or detailed concepts from books and applying them to the real world. One of his favorite authors is Hayek. Hayek's "The Road To Serfdom" is on his recommended reading list.
I've been told before, "that doesn't prove anything".
No, it doesn't.
But how can one ignore what is going on in this country, funded heavily by the #Kochs, that follows their agenda closely, and not see the relationships?
Over the years #Koch money, directly and indirectly, has influenced the Republican party and even specifically who stays and who goes (want them gone - run a smear campaign - they call it "punishment" for not delivering to their "constituency")
It's absurd, of course, as billionaires do not constitute the bulk of a constituency anywhere I'm familiar with but in the strictest definition they get away with it because despite being small in numbers, they *are* in fact constituents.
Of course being constituents who can throw races and write massive checks -around- the system obviously gave them more influence than #WeThePeople and more so over time as more of their 'assets' were in office.
The big break (and possible the undoing of democracy) came with the 2010 ruling on FEC v Citizen's United.
Here's what @KeithOlbermann had to say about it. Prep spine for a running chill --