We got astroturf (fake grassroots) campaign mail yesterday:
Who is paying for this?
Wait, hasn’t Senator Claire McCaskill (D) traveled across the state holding over fifty open public town halls? What a great way to remind everyone of that fact. Josh Hawley (r) does have a flatbed truck.
Donald Trump (r) and the republican controlled Congress gave a massive tax break to the top 1%, increasing the national debt by over a trillion dollars. They’ll be coming after Medicare and Social Security next. Hint: If you’re a billionaire you won’t ever need Medicare or Social Security. Raise your hand right now if you’re a billionaire.
This particular piece was paid for by “Americans for Prosperity Action”, a super PAC, using a Jefferson City PO box as a return address:
Koch brothers’ network launches new super PAC
By David Wright, CNN
Updated 1:58 PM ET, Mon September 10, 2018
…Americans for Prosperity, the sprawling Koch political network, announced Monday the launch of a new super PAC arm as the organization gears up for the final stretch of the 2018 midterms.
The new super PAC was described as “a new tool to build broad policy coalitions in Congress to help advance AFP’s vision,” which “will advocate for candidates who share our commitment to breaking internal and external barriers that prevent people from realizing their full potential.”
The super PAC, called “AFP Action,” will operate independently of the network’s preexisting 501(c)(4) nonprofit and with some key advantages.
Per campaign finance laws, the new group will be able to spend unlimited sums on election activities while being subject to some loose disclosure requirements, The nonprofit arm, however, is subject to even looser disclosure requirements but must dedicate a portion of their spending to “social welfare” activities that cannot explicitly target elections.
“…the new group will be able to spend unlimited sums on election activities while being subject to some loose disclosure requirements…”
So much for transparency.
Anyone think the Koch brothers will ever hold open public town halls in Missouri? Nah, me neither.