Over two years ago the Department of Energy said something had to be done about the Savannah River Site and there was no response from Governor Nikki Haley. When you’re an absentee governor I guess your escape is to blame someone else. Governor Nikki Haley has been to Paris on $127,000 of tax payer’s money; … Continue reading
Most recently South Carolina Superintendent of Education Mick Zais is known for his comments that South Carolina public schools should have NO limits on the ratio of students to a classroom, and yet some how when it comes environmental protection, Nikki Haley takes up her veto pen to cut funding environmental protection on the opinon … Continue reading
Koch brother holds millions in state leases, and spends recklessly on any thing political, and in the meantime they file bankruptcy. A question to consider with all these state municipal leases that the Koch brothers held, were any states effected by them filing Bankrupt? The Koch brothers with all their money and power want you … Continue reading
When most vendors would have to put in a bid for a contract the Koch Brothers gets recommended. After almost a decade in office in the Wisconsin Assembly from June 1993-May 14, 2002, Scott Walker became the Milwaukee County Executive from April 30, 2002 – December 27, 2010. As County Executive all municipal cities and … Continue reading
Governor Nikki Haley can object to the funding of literacy programs, student public service, and South Carolina State University using lottery money to provide a mentor program to High School Students of the I-95 Corridor of Shame to become teachers, etc., but you won’t find her stopping the state of South Carolina from funding a … Continue reading
This is a follow-up on Governor Nikki Haley’s growing and continued lack of concern for the education in South Carolina versus those with business ties and influence. From Governor Nikki Haley’s incentive packages that continued to result in not the job numbers she claims to her continued courting the interest of those groups through their … Continue reading
Koch brothers interest in what happens in the Affordable Care Act might get even more extreme, considering now the Koch Brothers company has ownership of several medical devices and a medical manufacturer. One of the excuses in the Republican fight to overhaul the Affordable Care Act was the ideal they needed to get rid of … Continue reading
Governor Nikki Haley buying lobbyist. This year Nikki Haley thought it best to veto funding for literary programs and a programs for student public service, but thought ok to fund a lobbyist organization that has been under investigation since 2010 by the IRS and FBI. Continue reading
Updated with additional information. This is a total differrent story and more current and present more than anyone may realize, but it is still a follow up to prior blog which happened only a couple of years ago. How far does the story go, remains a question? This too like prior blog was a part of recent questions I sought. This is a follow up to prior blog: New York State consulted the Koch Brother’s Company concerning their contracting of Election Voting Machines……………………………… Continue reading
The Koch Brothers are known for oil and energy and are lesser known for some of its other companies. Not only have the Koch brothers spent millions on elections, many states have spent millions using them as leasing company, and the one question remained did the Koch Brothers have anything involved to do with the … Continue reading
Did Nikki Haley help out herself and her campaign donor the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and some it’s affiliated by putting them on a Military task force in 2013? The Chamber is in the business of making money and one of the thing the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is selling is that … Continue reading
Governor Nikki Haley putting lobbyist on her team to get support of the business community. In return the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce gets free promotion. What does the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce have to do with the military, except there are military contracts to be offered. The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce are … Continue reading
“The term “no-bid contract” is a popular phrase for what is officially known as a “sole source contract” which means that there is only one person or company that can provide the contractual services needed, so any attempt to obtain bids would only result in that person or company bidding on it.” From all appearances it appeared Koch Financial was a company no more however two reports date 2013 show this company still operates. Is Was it the need to appear no longer in existence have something to do with the Koch Brothers funding of political campaigns, organizations, Think-Tanks, advertisements. There are certain guidelines for municipal companies in regards to campaign contributions. Financial companies such as the Koch brothers stand the risk of getting into what is call ‘Pay to Play’. Continue reading
Governor Nikki Haley’s Republican appointed South Carolina Port Authority board canceled funding for a feasibility study for expanding the Charleston ports but it’s move to fund millions to creating an interstate exchange in Berkeley County. Now Nikki Haley’s Port Authority board wants to appeal a federal judge’s decision that not enough studies were done on … Continue reading
The House Committees archives missing means the committees Nikki Haley once sat on are missing. Nikki Haley sat on three committees. Is this what Nikki Haley calls transparency, both the South Carolina Archives for the House and the Senate Committees are missing? Will she blame it on a hacker? Nikki Haley deleted her emails when she first ran for governor. Did the governor decide to remove the Continue reading
Koch brothers have years of experience from campaign contributions, lobbying, and using other organizations to push their agenda. Did these two brothers seek another means to push their agenda. Could the Koch Brothers appetite for politics and power be the stepping stone that would groom a politician who could support their agenda. From college to straight to a job at Koch Industries and directly into politics, a path, that would take him to the United States House of Representatives and maybe a political path that carried the Koch agenda.
Peculiar as a state presentative he took a lawyer position as a partner in a law firm’s public affairs. Any lobbying in that? Coincidently right after this U.S. Congressman first assumed office to the U.S. House of Representatives the Koch brothers lobbyist organization, Koch Public Sector LLC, hired this Congressman’s firm to lobby for them.
Out of all the firms the Koch brothers could have choosed, they chose this one.
This Congressman’s firm states the following: “They provides high-level strategic services and government affairs counsel to global corporations, industry associations and non-profit organizations with interests before the United States Congress, the White House and Federal Agencies.. …….developing and executing customized strategies that successfully navigate Washington’s complex legislative, political and regulatory processes”.
Coincident? Continue reading
The Koch Brothers for well over a decade have financed many states, their counties and cities while also financing campaigns. It stands to question with all that power what kind of influence that could have been bought. Did the lines governing Pay to Play get walked on? In South Carolina records show the Koch brothers … Continue reading
In an Independent Review of the South Carolina Department of Education by Greene, Finney & Horton, LLP they noticed several issues concerning the operation of the South Carolina Department of Education. Several issues regarding the department were found, and according Greene, Finney & Horton, LLP if a more extenstive research had been dones they may … Continue reading
In a June 2013 report that doesn’t even mention the infamous hacking showed that under Governor Nikki Haley’s watch the operation of the South Carolina Department of Revenue in several areas does not meet the required standards required by state laws and regulations. Even after Governor Nikki Haley January 1, 2013 appointment of William M. Blume who was a member of her Cabinet to be the Agency Director for the South Carolina Department of Revenue (DOR), the agency proves still dis not meet the required standards. Continue reading
Is South Carolina mocking minorities? Under Nikki Haley’s office they have set up a special website just for minorities and small businesses to obtain the necessary paper work and filing codes if you are a Women, Hispanics, African-Americans, Native Americans, or Asian-Pacific, or small businesses to fill out to be consider for a contract with the state. However there is no code listing for ‘Traditional Male’, but ‘Traditional male’ is listed several times for several different companies as receiving 22% of these contracts. Continue reading
The following blog consist of several emails I found concerning one of the Koch Brother’s earliest Political Group. In one of those email it states the group was involved in gathering Politicians to sign Grover Norquist Tax Pledge. Grover Norquist Pledge demands that politicians will refuse any notion of raising taxes. In other words politicians … Continue reading
And no this is not the Heritage Action for America the lobbyist group that the Heritage Foundation created. The group Heritage Action for America was created in 2010. The FEC records I have are well over a decade old long before the Heritage action was a twinkle in the eyes of Heritage Foundation.
*** By the way how is it a group that is prohibited from being directly involved in politics can turn around and create a group to do just that. The things that should be investigated. RED FLAGS here
There are certain guidelines concerning campaign contributions, and perhaps it was a test to see what these two Republican organizations, the Heritage Foundation and American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) could get away with, especially when you consider they file as tax-exempt under 501 c 3 rules. Following statements concerning necessary information for individual donors comes … Continue reading
The United States Supreme Court should not be used to make legitimate illegal actions. Shaun McCutcheon FEC records shows he made contributions that were over the limit. Records show just in one campaign cycle, McCutcheon has donated several times over the limit involving very large sums of money. Shaun McCutcheon is suing before the United States Supreme court to remove campaign contributions. McCutcheon is Alabama’s top Republican campaign donor. Shaun McCutcheon is the CEO of Coalmont Electrical Development Company, If you know of Citizen’s United then you know how companies, like Koch Industries (Koch Brothers) have been allowed to spend their general company funds to influence elections, while they are also laying off workers. Just how much more does McCutcheon plan on taking from his employees to fulfill his political goals.
It is McCutcheon, and people like the Koch Brothers who use their money to marginalize the voice of the average American, the millions of Americans through their money.
And wasn’t McCutcheon PAC in the Red…..He’s a CEO and his PAC is in the RED and he wants the U.S. Supreme Court to remove more limits on his campaign donations. He should be begging the U.S. Supreme Court to limit his campaign contributions and roll all rules back to McCain-Feingold
Shaun McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission (FEC)
Regarding FEC Records Continue reading
Avoiding campaign violations already committed seems to be the likely reason behind Shaun McCutcheon suing the Federal Election Committee. Not only our campaign contributions are over the limit, but apparently the PAC which seems to be run and basically solely run by McCutcheon is in the Red. Someone spending more money than they have in their PAC … Continue reading
I have included over a Decade of State Judges funded by Koch Industries or it’s Subsidiaries Continue reading
In-spite of lay offs due to the sequester, furloughs because of a government shutdown, or Governor Nikki Haley’s lack of interest the Savannah River Nuclear Solutions LLCProject Continue reading
Governor Mark Sanford and Governor Nikki Haley, have both spurned the President Barack Obama and the federal government, so a surprise the South Carolina governor’s office got money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. However, where is the money? All states were supposed to report how the American’s people money was being … Continue reading
The audacity the Koch Brothers are telling young people they shouldn’t sign up for Obama-care or the Affordable Care Act, but yet these two Billionaire Brothers took millions from President Obama’s Recovery Act. That’s right while these two Billionaire brothers were making the Forbes list, and donating millions to Republicans, lobbying and contributing to other … Continue reading
State Documents that I acquired show one major South Carolina City has a debts still to be payed to the Koch brothers. Specifically accordingly to South Carolina records the Koch brothers are the Secured party and as stated accordingly to South Carolina’s guidelines the Secured Party means “they are the lender, seller or other person … Continue reading
In North Carolina they have what is now considered the strictest rules concerning voting in the country. They aren’t boasting, but the Koch brothers and the North Carolina Chamber lobbied on the personal rights of North Carolina citizens. This is definitely the things we wouldn’t think a large corporation would lobbying on. The Koch Brothers … Continue reading
“The Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) is a senior-level policy committee established in 1990 to advise the U.S. EPA on issues related to implementing the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.” (EPA)
“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the CAAAC on November 19, 1990″
No surprise the Koch brothers had to pay penalties for an environmental violations. The surprise is one of the biggest polluters is a part of a federal and senior committee concerning the environment and has done so for years. Make no mistake in believing the Koch brothers involvement in the EPA is because Continue reading
EPA is Federal government agency, where Republicans and the Koch brothers would do away with, and if you saw some of the history concerning Koch brothers environmental violations you can understand my questions of them being a part of such a program. Koch Brothers’s, Jim Groninger while lobbying in several states apparently is listed on … Continue reading
Government records show up until that moment of laying off workers, the Koch Brothers were seeking new permits and were given those permits. The things that don’t make sence, it was 2008 and while others companies were struggling the Koch brother was are throwing around their money politically. In a recent blog about the Koch brothers I retain information concerning how one church organized to help Koch brothers laid off worker. Even in 2013 since 2008 and 2009 the Koch brothers have never spent so much in lobbying Continue reading
Shameful that on some church’s bulletin there was an update to their members on their actions of how they were helping the laid off workers of two Billionaires brothers. Shameful, two of Forbes top Billionaires, Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch will spin millions in politics and funding the cost of many political tanks and yet have very little value in their employees. Overlooked, the employees that made and kept these two brothers billionaires. Shameful that a church had to specifically form a group to help these two billionaire’s laid off workers. Continue reading
The United Nations recognizes that their prior decisions have not worked concerning Syria, but fail to see or supports the United States for cutting funding to the Syrian government. It seems the UN overlooks the ideal that the Syrian government being in a civil war against its people means it is the Syrian government who … Continue reading
For some regardless of any money, they will always be led by their conscious. Likewise we need credible elected officials who make decisions regardless for any concern of any re-election. You have the President on one side of the aisle, then in the center you have the list of American companies seeking UN contracts, and … Continue reading
Before revelations of chemical attacks were revealed these companies had to maneuver around U.S. sanctions due to a Civil war between the Syrian government and it’s citizens. Some of these companies represent the top four in the world and some can be included at the top of the list in the world for job outsourcing. … Continue reading
Whether it is ally or enemy how many leaders will remain unresponsive to the Syrian killings due to personal fears, the attack from citizens, or for economic investment? Foreign investments allowed to own a majority of Syrians Banking system amounts to helping financing the Syrian government’s killing of its own people.
It had been suggested that not the Syria government and someone else and well I would question if that were the case why wasn’t any alarm made by the Syrian government itself and over such use of chemical weapons and Isn’t Syria the same country the United States for decades has claimed to has terrorist ties? For the safety of any country it serves us more to get a full grasp of this situation rather turn a blind eye and hoping it never happens again. And not to forget the financial interest for some foreign investors.
Unlike the Second Iraq it’s on video to be viewed by millions the chemical gassing of human lives and yet some ask we need more evidence. Some said and still say the same thing about the Holocaust and that it never happened. Like that dying homeless man in NY ignored on the side-walk there are some who will never step beyond that which won’t affect them to help another. Some people are asking what’s in it for us if we helped. By the Geneva Convention we are duty bound and as human beings it is up to us to shed light on the atrocities of the world. What’s the right way to do this know one is given the answer card, but can we walk away? Everyone has fears, but can so many walk away and believe there shouldn’t be any response to the Syrian’s government actions towards a human life.
This Syrian conflict truly calls for tough decisions. It is a call to leave all politics behind and to weigh the cons and pros of chemical weapons being used and the fact that so many died an unfair fight. This would be the time when leaders should not shirk their responsibilities and lead by conscious and regardless of any election. Continue reading
In 2010 Nikki Haley opposed President Obama closing Yucca mountain in the fear more waste material would come to the state. Nikki Haley and her board seemed quite agreeable when it came to a Republican donor dumping its waste while she made a proposal that the Attorney General would be allowed $700,000 in a suit opposing the Yucca Mountain closing Continue reading
The reason for my revisiting this blog is because I had two questions I wanted answered? Could an elected officials benefit from other Agencies pool investments and when it appeared the Koch brothers had no lobbying was it done through a lesser known entities? The Koch brothers are one of the biggest political donor across the country. Can elected officials benefit from a state’s investment in Koch Industries? Yes. Did Koch Industries lobby in Tennessee while the state invested over a $150 million in companies own by Koch Industry? Yes, and as usual it won’t be a company you would think owned or associated with the Koch brothers. Upon further research I found out how Tennessee elected officials removed any representation from the state’s teachers on how the states money should be invested and placed it in the hand of the state legislature and other elected officials. Also the research that says caution ahead if elected officials are investing the money. How big is this company that is owned by Koch Industries but isn’t commonly known to be own by Koch Industries? This big company that isn’t commonly known to be owned by the Koch brothers has been described as the nation’s largest oil… Continue reading
Over a decade ago and before his other career moves Bill Haslam was President of Pilot, and his brother Jimmy Haslam was CEO. This wasn’t the matter before the court, but the Tennessee Supreme Court could not help but note or say they were confused by a discount practice of Pilot Corp and Flying J.
This matter before the court involved Continue reading
There are ethic guidelines about lobbyist spending for a reason, so what is it the Tennessee Republican held government trying to buy? Why are there continuous payments to such groups? Why is the Tennessee Government providing grants and subsidies, travel expenses, etc. to such groups? The amount of money spent by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on lobbying and trying to influence elections appears endless. Continue reading
In the age of the Tea Party and President Barack Obama, when did we move past bi-partison to promoting Partisan political groups on a states website. I certainly wouldn’t call this how to work across Party lines. I note that not all but some of these Conservative Think-Tanks who are used on the Tennesse Government’s … Continue reading
***A correction it was actually November 2011 when the Tennessee government listed their last investment into the Koch Brothers. As late of 2011, Tennessee Government Agencies had over $150 million Invested in Private Company Koch Industries, While American’s For Prosperity was and still is a registered Charity of the State There would be several earlier … Continue reading
The following is taken from the Florida supreme Court’s Jury Instructions for various crimes. 3.3(f) AGGRAVATION OF A CRIME BY SELECTING A VICTIM BASED ON PREJUDICE § 775.085, Fla. Stat. If you find that (defendant) committed (crime charged or a lesser included crime) and you also find beyond a reasonable doubt that (defendant) 1. perceived, … Continue reading
You just can’t escalate a situation and then claim self-defence. According to a whole chapter concerning Florida State statutes about a person negligence, it conflicts with the premise of using deadly force behind Stand your Ground. Which leads us back to the fact we know George Zimmerman got out of the safety of his vehicle … Continue reading
First and most importantly George Zimmerman witness no crime by law and yes that includes Florida Law he had no business of any to infringe upon the rights of Trayvon Martin. George Zimmerman’s claim of ‘Stand your Ground is nothing more than a cover up for his radical behavior in detaining Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman’s background … Continue reading
Still current and on the books there is the Florida Statute about fighting in public, and I think many will agree George Zimmerman was the aggressor. It brings to the mind he was looking for a fight. And so besides the common sense the Jury overlooked that this man got out of the safety of … Continue reading