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Had to Be Koch Money, For Christie’s Sake

By on 9.8.11 | 10:33AM

The amazing Koch brothers have done it again! The hypnotic trance that their money causes the conservative masses to fall under works every time, as the Soros Left loves to explain (and what a surprise -- the New York Times is one of Mother Jones's big advertisers).

This time their dazzling dollars captivated New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who of course has no backbone without the massive financial reinforcements, which Associated Press says drove him to remove the Garden State from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative:

On Wednesday, the liberal magazine Mother Jones revealed Christie's contact with the brothers in a report that featured secretly recorded audio from the closed-door conservative conclave in Vail, Colo., on June 26. The audio also revealed that Christie met with David Koch privately this winter.

"Five months ago we met in my New York City office and spoke - just the two of us - for about two hours on his objectives and successes in correcting many of the most serious problems of the New Jersey state government," David Koch said in introducing Christie at the seminar, according to Mother Jones' recording. "At the end of our conversation, I said to myself, 'I'm really impressed and inspired by this man. He is my kind of guy.'"

Christie announced in May he was pulling the state from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative by the end of the year. He said the program was "a failure" at actually reducing such emissions. He said the cap-and-trade pact "does nothing more than tax electricity, tax our citizens, tax our businesses with no discernible or measurable impact upon our environment."

That's right: A single meeting between a consistent donor to free-market causes and a political leader aligned with many of his views led to a decision that fits both their policy ideas. So it had to be the money. Of course.

Breaking news: The secondary market for RGGI credits crashes. But it's saving the environment!

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