We at DBA Press have noticed that it is getting harder and harder to get through a day without thinking about Charles and David Koch, the brothers from Wichita who built a multi-billion-dollar, multi-faceted, multi-national corporate empire from humble petrochemical roots– and who used the proceeds to buy their own Grand Old Party.
So, we compiled the most exhaustive library of Koch brothers documentation possible (from every single Koch Industries securities holdings report on record with the SEC to nearly every single tax return filed over at least the past five years for the many right-wing “think tanks” controlled by the Kochs) in the hopes of providing a resource for those of you who find yourselves asking the same question we’ve been asking ourselves: “who the hell are these Koch bastards?”
As such, the DBA Press “Koch: the cash behind the right-wing “think tank” machine” source material archive is something of the ultimate Koch press package– providing answers to questions the brothers Koch most likely would rather leave unanswered.
The archive contains an exhaustive compilation of Koch Industries holdings reports– useful if you’ve ever wondered how many shares of Raytheon or Northrup Grumman stock the Kochs owned at the outset of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, how many shares of Corrections Corporation of America stock the Kochs have controlled through the years, or how many shares of Diebold stock the brothers owned during the 2004 election cycle.
The archive also contains an exhaustive compilation of tax returns filed for Koch-controlled “think tanks” such as the Cato Institute (formerly the Charles Koch Foundation), Reason Foundation, Americans for Prosperity, and the Americans for Prosperity Foundation– a useful resource if you’re looking to determine how many hundreds of thousands of dollars the Kochs funnel to FreedomWorks annually as compensation for former congressman (and reigning “astroturf” king) Dick Armey.
In addition, the archive contains every single electioneering communications report ever filed by Americans for Prosperity with the Federal Election Commission– useful if you are interested in learning just how much the Kochs are willing to spend to slam and smear their political adversaries.