Billionaires-Without-a-Clue Want to "Fix" Washington

Jim Hightower Author, Commentator, America’s Number One Populist

Billionaires-Without-a-Clue Want to

If you think the Koch Klub of Plutocratic Billionaires couldn't get any more self-centered and whiney – meet Doug and Holly Deason of Dallas.

The Deasons, along with 10 other Dallas members of KKPB, recently co-signed an op-ed in that city's Morning News. The privileged coterie expressed dismay at the widespread criticism of the Koch brothers' January conclave of über-rich right-wingers who pledged about a billion bucks to try buying the 2016 elections. The dozen Dallasites were at that meeting, joined the pledge, and want us commoners to know that the Kochites are flooding the elections with so much money merely because they want to install a national government that is "impartial" and "accountable."

Really? No – a truly-impartial government would place toxic waste, pipelines, factories, and fracking wells in everyone's zip codes – including theirs. They don't want that! Also, these notorious tax dodgers certainly don't want to have every dollar of their income taxed – just as, say, schoolteachers do. And doesn't "impartial" mean that their children would have to go fight in America's endless wars, too, rather than leaving that unpleasant task to the non-privileged?

They really want to install an "impartial" government that's partial to them, letting them run roughshod over the rest of us in their avaricious accumulation of greater wealth, power, and privilege. And what a hoot for the 1-percent-of-the-1-percent to demand that government be "accountable," when they're running dark-money political campaigns that hide their identities and use front-groups to keep voters from knowing that the KKPB is out to buy America's democratic process.

Any government that would be installed by the money and deceit of such self-righteous, narcissistic cowards would not be worthy of America's name, its democratic ideals, or its people.


This has been reposted from Jim Hightower's website.

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow, Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be – consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks. Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower believes that the true political spectrum is not right to left but top to bottom, and he has become a leading national voice for the 80 percent of the public who no longer find themselves within shouting distance of the Washington and Wall Street powers at the top. He publishes a populist political newsletter, “The Hightower Lowdown.” He is a New York Times best-selling author, and has written seven books including, Thieves In High Places: They’ve Stolen Our Country And It’s Time To Take It Back; If the Gods Had Meant Us To Vote They Would Have Given Us Candidates; and There’s Nothing In the Middle Of the Road But Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos. His newspaper column is distributed nationally by Creators Syndicate.