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Name: The Koch Brothers: Frederick, Charles, David and William
Ages: 79, 77 and 72 (twins)Occupation: industrialists
Last Seen: Wichita, KS
Bee-otched For: buying Wisconsin again
When you're worth $25 billion, it seems that you can buy your vote quite easily.
Just ask the people of Wisconsin.
On Tuesday, the state's governor, Scott Walker became the first governor in American history to survive a recall election. Many felt that Walker's governing skills fell into check when he removed bargaining rights for state employees. This led to public outcry and protests inside the state capitol in Madison. Enough people petitioned the state to put Walker in a recall election against Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, but the ballots have been counted and with just 52% of the vote, Walker will still remain governor of Wisconsin for another three years.
Many are feeling that Walker V. 2.0 can be thanked because of four brothers: Fred, Charles, David and William Koch. The four are some of the richest men in America and they're famous for spending their fortunes on far-right-winged politicians that will run things in their favor. The Koch brothers run Koch Industries, which own everything from power plants to mines. They are some of the biggest polluters on earth, and have been fined millions for their actions. Oh, they also make some of the products that you buy, such as Brawny paper towels, Stainmaster Carpets, Georgia Pacific building materials and Quilted Northern toilet paper.
The Kochs fund many PACs and super PACs that spend money on ads that do nothing but brainwash Americans into thinking that people like President Obama are job killers and that the only way to create jobs in America is to drill holes into the ground, plus kill unions. Sadly, the Kochs do have their supporters, including the richest man in Wisconsin, home center mogul John Menard.
I think the people of Wisconsin who make an honest living and hate this jerk of a governor need your help. Do the world a favor and BOYCOTT EVERYTHING KOCH MAKES. Plus, if you live near a Menard's, don't shop there. Go to your local Ace/True Value/Do It Best/whatever local store instead. Show the Kochs that we need unions to fight against right winged scum like them.
Say it loud: Koch ISN'T it.
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