Koch Bros.-backed group gave millions to small business lobby
November 21st, 2013
09:27 PM ET
5 years ago

Koch Bros.-backed group gave millions to small business lobby

(CNN) - The National Federation of Independent Business is one of the most influential small-business advocacy groups in the country. They battle against government regulation, higher taxes and, perhaps most famously, Obamacare. And they do it all as the self-described "voice of small business."

But it turns out that the champions of Main Street America got more money last year from a group backed by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch than any other single source.


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  1. Thomas

    "voice of small business.", Charles and David Koch ?

    It would be hard for them to funnel that amount of influence cash through Green Peace .

    November 21, 2013 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    The tea party alway screams "they want to take our Country back".............

    So do I. I want to take it back from the tea party, the Koch Bros, the SCOTUS rulings, and all republicans.

    They can also forget about me participating in their bogus "Small Business Day", Saturday, Nov 26, that
    promotes shopping at small businesses.

    Time to take a stand.

    They don't need my money and I don't need them.

    November 21, 2013 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  3. S. B. Stein

    Anything to favor business over fair rules for workers.

    November 21, 2013 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  4. Former republican, now an independent

    The NFIB is just another business bought by the Koch brothers, to go along with their acquisition of the Tea Party.

    November 21, 2013 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  5. Forrest

    Not much of a news article CNN. Looks more like you're feeding the liberal talking points than reporting news. Perhaps that is part of the left's "playbook".

    November 22, 2013 06:09 am at 6:09 am |
  6. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ lee&rubio 24billion dallar LOSS of your tax money conservatives,the garbage of America.

    These bros got hundreds of millions of dallars each from their daddy who invented some process for gasoline , kind of the same as Romney got his money from his daddy. Romney continues to cheat on his taxes to this day and so do the Koch bros but one of them runs a god school in fort Lauderdale . To bad their GOP conservatives!!!

    November 22, 2013 06:28 am at 6:28 am |
  7. Marie MD

    Thank you to the old farts of the SCOTUS but look how much money these two and alderson and others lost in 2012.
    When you fool around with our voting rights we are not going to go down quietly into the night.
    What it takes is for regular folks to get out to vote for what's right for the country not for those whose only purpose is to destroy the country. They couldn't keep people from standing in line for hours for the one right we all have regardless of standing in the money pyramid.
    Money doesn't buy elections!

    November 22, 2013 06:30 am at 6:30 am |
  8. Say what

    That is the sad state of America . We are sheep and believe all these ADs and these talking pundits who push these bad agendas in the guise of being patriots.

    November 22, 2013 06:39 am at 6:39 am |
  9. Gurgyl

    These idiots are the termites in USA.

    November 22, 2013 06:58 am at 6:58 am |