If there was ever a pair of corporate scoundrels deserving of a place in the Hall of Shame, the billionaire Koch brothers would probably sit up there at Number One.

The blog Think Progress has reported that the energy conglomerate Koch Industries – run by Charles and David Koch – have applied to receive federal funds from a program established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that would help early retirees not yet eligible for Medicare. At the same time, Koch Industries had been one of the main bankrollers of opposition to the federal reform law.

Hypocrisy knows no bounds when the end game is to line one’s pockets at the expense of others.