Mark Blyth’s Austerity can be summed up in one
phrase: “We cannot cut our way to growth.” Tea Party budget hacking would
actually trigger lower growth and higher unemployment, leading to decaying
infrastructure and a greater accumulation of wealth at the top of the pyramid.
October, two dark-money groups connected to right-wing billionaires Charles and
David Koch were ordered to pay the largest campaign fine in California history
for funneling undisclosed money into two ballot initiative campaigns.