The Koch Brothers Echo Chamber Attacks Social Security

Senator Sanders connects the dots between the Koch brothers and the attacks on Social Security. This video, part of the Brave New Films‘ Koch Brothers Exposed campaign, investigates the millions of dollars that the Koch brothers spend to create an echo chamber to take away our Social Security. Read more about the right wing echo chamber at Alternet.

Help spread the word so we can expose the Koch brothers and protect our Social Security.

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  • Anonymous

    “protect our social security”? From what? The fact that is ridiculously unsustainable and will end up fucking everyone over no matter what anyone does? 

  • JoiquimCouteau

    “protect our social security”? From what? The fact that is ridiculously unsustainable and will end up fucking everyone over no matter what anyone does? 

    • I love this country

      From idiots like the Koch’s who want to believe this
      nonsense and all the lies. Social security don’t contribute to the deficit it
      is funded by it contributors like you and every other American. If you believe
      this that it will “fuck up everything” then you are a mindless
      lemming you just follows. If you bothered to chk the fact you find out they are
      lying to you. These Corporate Republicans have been trying to get rid of the
      big 3 for years. The reason they want to give that to cover the deficit so they
      can continue to give the corporate puppet master’s more greed. Fact Social
      security is solvent until the year 2037 and at that time it will pay out
      75-80%. Check the facts in the 80′s the Congress and the President used treasury
      notes to back the fund. There is over 2.7 trillion dollars in the fund. The
      fact is, if there is such a problem then raise or get rid of the 96,000 cap.

      • JoiquimCouteau

        Let’s take all of your assumtions at face value. I will not be of ‘retirement age’ in 2037. If I were to pay taxes, social security would be fucking me over. I would be paying money to the state that I will never get back and that will be used to perpetuate the outrageous enormities that comprise everything that the federal government does. It is like a machine that turns money into delinquency.  

    • goodgrip

      Explain to me why it is unsustainable… don’t just say it.  I’m listening.  Social Security is a fund that is sustained by a tax on working people.  The conservatives on Wall Street want to privatize this unending fund or kill it if they don’t get their share thus forcing the working public to participate in private sector securities.  Those that can afford them anyway.  Could it be tweaked to be better, of course.  Over hauled or privatized, no! So again explain it to me? 

      • JoiquimCouteau

        Money is paid in by those who are working. Money is taken out by those who no longer work. In 1945 there were over 40 workers per retiree. Now there are under 3. This will continue until it implodes. Please explain to me how you plan to do this.

  • Anonymous

    No more Socialist Security!? But now i’ll have to depend on myself!!

  • emc_0

    No more Socialist Security!? But now i’ll have to depend on myself!!

    • Elmyr23

      I hate you people that like to act like you have your shit together and anyone who needs any kind of help is a piece of shit. I assume someone close to you has at some time or another taken help from a government agency at some time in thier life, a grand parent or parent. What is the point of a country that dosen’t come together as a whole and try to have a good standard of living. You will be happy i’m sure when america joins the third world. Because only the strong should survive.

  • RedHerring

    Seriously does anyone under 40 even expect to receive Social Security? If you aren’t old and you work in America you are being robbed because you will never receive your ‘benefits’.

    Greenwald is a hack for the Democratic Party, the system needs to be reformed. You don’t have to be a Tea Partier to realize that.

  • Guest

    Seriously does anyone under 40 even expect to receive Social Security? If you aren’t old and you work in America you are being robbed because you will never receive your ‘benefits’.

    Greenwald is a hack for the Democratic Party, the system needs to be reformed. You don’t have to be a Tea Partier to realize that.

  • Anonymous

    Social security is a big bag of money paid for and to be used by its contributors. In theory. Nice. In theory.

    The fact that it is a “big bag of money” makes people like the Koch’s drool. Not just about the money. It puts a big sharp axe in their hands……and its sooooo fun to swing that bloody axe. 

    Once you lop, you can’t stop…

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Social security is a big bag of money paid for and to be used by its contributors. In theory. Nice. In theory.

    The fact that it is a “big bag of money” makes people like the Koch’s drool. Not just about the money. It puts a big sharp axe in their hands……and its sooooo fun to swing that bloody axe. 

    Once you lop, you can’t stop…

  • I love this country

    From idiots like the Koch’s who want to believe this
    nonsense and all the lies. Social security don’t contribute to the deficit it
    is funded by it contributors like you and every other American. If you believe
    this that it will “fuck up everything” then you are a mindless
    lemming you just follows. If you bothered to chk the fact you find out they are
    lying to you. These Corporate Republicans have been trying to get rid of the
    big 3 for years. The reason they want to give that to cover the deficit so they
    can continue to give the corporate puppet master’s more greed. Fact Social
    security is solvent until the year 2037 and at that time it will pay out
    75-80%. Check the facts in the 80′s the Congress and the President used treasury
    notes to back the fund. There is over 2.7 trillion dollars in the fund. The
    fact is, if there is such a problem then raise or get rid of the 96,000 cap.

  • I love this country

    From idiots like the Koch’s who want to believe this
    nonsense and all the lies. Social security don’t contribute to the deficit it
    is funded by it contributors like you and every other American. If you believe
    this that it will “fuck up everything” then you are a mindless
    lemming you just follows. If you bothered to chk the fact you find out they are
    lying to you. These Corporate Republicans have been trying to get rid of the
    big 3 for years. The reason they want to give that to cover the deficit so they
    can continue to give the corporate puppet master’s more greed. Fact Social
    security is solvent until the year 2037 and at that time it will pay out
    75-80%. Check the facts in the 80′s the Congress and the President used treasury
    notes to back the fund. There is over 2.7 trillion dollars in the fund. The
    fact is, if there is such a problem then raise or get rid of the 96,000 cap.

  • goodgrip

    Explain to me why it is unsustainable… don’t just say it.  I’m listening.  Social Security is a fund that is sustained by a tax on working people.  The conservatives on Wall Street want to privatize this unending fund or kill it if they don’t get their share thus forcing the working public to participate in private sector securities.  Those that can afford them anyway.  Could it be tweaked to be better, of course.  Over hauled or privatized, no! So again explain it to me? 

  • Guest

    and people wonder why I drink Pepsi….

  • Guest

    and people wonder why I drink Pepsi….

  • Anonymous

    Money is paid in by those who are working. Money is taken out by those who no longer work. In 1945 there were over 40 workers per retiree. Now there are under 3. This will continue until it implodes. Please explain to me how you plan to do this.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s take all of your assumtions at face value. I will not be of ‘retirement age’ in 2037. If I were to pay taxes, social security would be fucking me over. I would be paying money to the state that I will never get back and that will be used to perpetuate the outrageous enormities that comprise everything that the federal government does. It is like a machine that turns money into delinquency.  

  • Elmyr23

    I hate you people that like to act like you have your shit together and anyone who needs any kind of help is a piece of shit. I assume someone close to you has at some time or another taken help from a government agency at some time in thier life, a grand parent or parent. What is the point of a country that dosen’t come together as a whole and try to have a good standard of living. You will be happy i’m sure when america joins the third world. Because only the strong should survive.

  • Elmyr23

    I hate you people that like to act like you have your shit together and anyone who needs any kind of help is a piece of shit. I assume someone close to you has at some time or another taken help from a government agency at some time in thier life, a grand parent or parent. What is the point of a country that dosen’t come together as a whole and try to have a good standard of living. You will be happy i’m sure when america joins the third world. Because only the strong should survive.