Pitchfork time

LCC - Teaser

What can you do when the oligarchs and the politicians in their pockets are completely shameless?

Harry Reid said the billionaire Koch brothers’ influence extends so far into national affairs that the Kochs are blocking a bill to aid Ukraine.

Democratic leaders alleged on Thursday that GOP House and Senate leaders want to trade a delay in IRS rules changes affecting the political activities of nonprofits for passage of a broad Ukraine aid package including controversial International Monetary Fund reforms. Those IRS rules could affect the Koch-backed Super PAC Americans for Prosperity, which is running millions of dollars of attack ads against incumbent Democratic senators.

Sens. Reid, Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) all said that Republicans are more interested in protecting conservative-leaning outside groups than in aiding an embattled country.

“The Koch brothers continue to hold up the situation we have in Ukraine,” Reid said, part of another day-long offensive against the brothers.