I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. - Chris Christie, "An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ" October, 2009

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Koches Get What They Pay For

Well, this explains quite a bit, doesn't it?
The Democratic candidate for governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has been receiving campaign contributions from a surprising source, state campaign finance records show: Julia and David Koch, the businessman-philanthropist caricatured in a recent New Yorker piece (see our commentary here) as a corporate polluter who has secretly poured tens of millions of dollars into anti-Obama causes. 
The contributions from Mr. Koch and his wife Julia to the Cuomo campaign total $74,900, according to the campaign finance records. David Koch made three separate gifts: $25,000 on July 10, 2010; $18,000 on November 16, 2009; and $6,900 on November 30, 2009. Julia Koch made two donations: $15,000 on July 10, 2010, and $10,000 on January 4, 2010. 
We asked spokesmen for the Cuomo campaign and for Mr. Koch yesterday morning whether they had any explanation to offer for the contributions. They haven't yet provided one.
I'll explain: they bought off yet another corporatist Democrat, who is now destroying public service as a career path as the next step in the obliteration of the middle class.

I don't ever want to hear Chris Christie say that "even the liberal Andrew Cuomo" says we have to break promises made to public employees. Cuomo's shown his true colors: he's a fraud.

And I was a big fan of his daddy - another liberal dream dies. Damn...

1 comment:

calugg said...

Andrew Cuomo had a horrible reputation at HUD during the Clinton era. He most definitely is NOT his daddy, not even close.

So, I'm not surprised he's funded by the Koch, it's consistent with his political behavior for over 20 years.