According to Forbes Magazine, the
Duke Brothers Koch Brothers have increased their collective fortune by 800 percent over the last decade.
Forbes estimates that Tea Party petrochemical scions Charles and David Koch have a fortune of $25 billion each, making them the fourth richest Americans, behind only Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Larry Ellison. Their combined wealth of $50 billion is exceeded only by the Microsoft founder’s $59 billion fortune. Buoyed by aggressive speculative trading on volatile energy markets, the Koch brothers accumulated $15 billion in wealth since March 2010, a 43 percent increase.
$15 billion dollars in one year’s time. How is that possible? I was lead to believe that we were living under the most anti-business administration in history! That if only that darn Obama would get out of the way, the job creators could deploy their wealth to cure the economy of all its ailments.
In reality what we see is Randolph offering his butler a $5 dollar bill and telling him not to spend it all in one place. And unfortunately for America, $5 dollars is no longer enough for a movie ticket.