While Republican shudder at the very thought of crossing the Koch brothers, the president called out their efforts to deceive people into not signing up for affordable health insurance. Other politicians are afraid of the Koch brothers, but Obama isn’t. The Koch brothers spent more money trying to beat Obama in 2012 than John McCain raised in 2008. All told, the Kochs spent $400 million of their own money trying to beat the president. The result of their spending wasn’t just failure. didn’t just fail. It was a spectacular humiliation as President Obama won in a rout.
Obama has stared down the barrel of the Koch money machine, and won.
The Koch brothers are spending millions of dollars on television ad campaigns that are spreading lies about Obamacare. The great irony of this is that the Koch brothers have fantastic health care. They will never have to worry about being able to afford the care they need. Yet, these same billionaires are trying to convince uninsured people who need health insurance not to get access to healthcare. If the uninsured get sick, the Koch brothers aren’t going to pay for their care. Their answer is to force the uninsured to go to the emergency room, and pass the bill on to everyone else who does have health insurance.