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Billionaire tea party tycoons financed Wisconsin's anti-union governor, records show

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posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 03:30 PM
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Billionaire tea party tycoons financed Wisconsin's anti-union governor, records show


www.rawstory.com

Who were among the financiers behind Wisconsin's Republican Governor, now embroiled in a controversial attempt to destroy public sector unions?

None other than reviled tea party financiers Charles and David Koch, is who.

Turns out, the billionaire oil tycoons' political action committee gave Gov. Scott Walker (R) roughly $100,000 in campaign contributions during the 2010 election, according to campaign finance records highlighted by Mother Jones.

The contributions came from the same source -- Koch Industries PAC -- and though through two channels which were both legal under current
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posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 03:30 PM
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I'm just going to say that this is pretty much what many already knew or suspected.


Walker's plan to eviscerate collective bargaining rights for public employees is right out of the Koch brothers' playbook. Koch-backed groups like Americans for Prosperity, the Cato Institute, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and the Reason Foundation have long taken a very antagonistic view toward public-sector unions. Several of these groups have urged the eradication of these unions. [From Mother Jones]


The PDF at the additional news link is an interesting read as well.

More discussion of American vs. American protests at the related thread.

Make of this what you will.

www.rawstory.com (visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 03:39 PM
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More info here: www.abovetopsecret.com...






posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 03:40 PM
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Thanks. I searched and didn't see this but have already asked to have this moved to BPN anyway. I will also add a link to your thread in my other one.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 03:50 PM
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Yeah that was some bullcrap protesters protesting protesters we all need to protest for higher wages take it from the banksters and give it to the poor.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 04:19 PM
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You said it. Wall Street and governments robbed these peoples' pension funds (just as they did most of ours) and now the states have to pay and they don't want to. And no one went to jail. Amazing.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 04:44 PM
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And billionaire contributors helped finace Mr. Obama as well? So the point is? Money buys the politicians and they press for their own agendas.....sounds typical of our political system now.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 04:55 PM
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Right. Very typical. And people should know this. Why you talking at me about Obama. I voted for Dr. Paul three elections running.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 05:47 PM
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Another thread on the Koch connections...www.abovetopsecret.com...

edit on 2/20/2011 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 05:58 PM
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Eventually these Koch suckers will get their due. They will find out what people do when they have nothing else to lose.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 07:11 PM
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The Koch Bros don't know who they're #ing with.

I hope the revolutions in the middle east and the protests here in the US have them irreversibly disturbed.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 07:40 PM
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I find scrolling and skimming through the first page of a forum is usually a lot more effective than "searching". The other Koch brothers threads have been pretty high up on those forums for a while----pretty hard to miss if you read the thread titles. A lot of good info and discussions going on in those threads----must-reads.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 08:34 PM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
reply to post by DevilJin
 

Thanks. I searched and didn't see this but have already asked to have this moved to BPN anyway. I will also add a link to your thread in my other one.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 08:37 PM
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Ok, so what?
The left has financed the Unions to do their bidding.
The right has financed individuals like the Koch brothers.
Kind of like poop telling a fart it stinks.



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 02:34 AM
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Originally posted by macman
Ok, so what?
The left has financed the Unions to do their bidding.
The right has financed individuals like the Koch brothers.
Kind of like poop telling a fart it stinks.


If you think that unions exhibit anywhere near the level of corruption, destruction, and evil as corporations are then you're living in a fantasy world.



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 08:18 AM
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Originally posted by NoHierarchy

Originally posted by macman
Ok, so what?
The left has financed the Unions to do their bidding.
The right has financed individuals like the Koch brothers.
Kind of like poop telling a fart it stinks.


If you think that unions exhibit anywhere near the level of corruption, destruction, and evil as corporations are then you're living in a fantasy world.

Yeah, OK

Because the Unions walk on water.
They don't use their powers to affect elections? They don't protest and affect day to day life? Union leaders aren't self identified Communists?
Again, poop telling a fart it stinks.



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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If you think that unions exhibit anywhere near the level of corruption, destruction, and evil as corporations are then you're living in a fantasy world


Union membership is the lowest it's ever been since it's been tracked. 6.9 percent...THAT'S IT.

For those who keep saying the unions are to blame for our economy...that's just bull. Unions kept our trade laws in place and fought to keep tariffs up so they could PROTECT WAGES AND BENEFITS.

Unions were weakened during Reagan and they've been in the decline ever since. The middle class falling and the unions simultaneously is not a coincidence.



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 01:05 PM
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Originally posted by David9176
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If you think that unions exhibit anywhere near the level of corruption, destruction, and evil as corporations are then you're living in a fantasy world


Union membership is the lowest it's ever been since it's been tracked. 6.9 percent...THAT'S IT.

For those who keep saying the unions are to blame for our economy...that's just bull. Unions kept our trade laws in place and fought to keep tariffs up so they could PROTECT WAGES AND BENEFITS.

Unions were weakened during Reagan and they've been in the decline ever since. The middle class falling and the unions simultaneously is not a coincidence.


Unions are terrorists and socialists, they steel monies and don't work for monies to

who needs a middle class, is you doing class welfare???


edit on 21-2-2011 by Janky Red because: awful



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 01:18 PM
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Unions are terrorists and socialists, they steel monies and don't work for monies to who needs a middle class, is you doing class welfare??? Whatsa coin si dence?


lol. How ya been? Hope things are going well for you.

To the point:

I don't understand why people blame unions for everything. Well actually I do...because that's what they are told continuously on corporate news channels.....but that's besides the point.

If people would just take the time to actually look they would see that the decline of the middle class and unions go hand in hand. The middle class was the strongest after FDR. Republicans had to run PRO-UNION to get elected...as EISENHOWER DID. Only one parent had to work back then....and the education system was much better...hmm...i wonder IF THAT IS A COINCIDENCE!! Probably not right?



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by David9176
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Unions are terrorists and socialists, they steel monies and don't work for monies to who needs a middle class, is you doing class welfare??? Whatsa coin si dence?


lol. How ya been? Hope things are going well for you.

To the point:

I don't understand why people blame unions for everything. Well actually I do...because that's what they are told continuously on corporate news channels.....but that's besides the point.

If people would just take the time to actually look they would see that the decline of the middle class and unions go hand in hand. The middle class was the strongest after FDR. Republicans had to run PRO-UNION to get elected...as EISENHOWER DID. Only one parent had to work back then....and the education system was much better...hmm...i wonder IF THAT IS A COINCIDENCE!! Probably not right?



Its going...

Its the damn ideas about wealth, capitalism and socialism - those ideas have solidified since Reagan and look how we are doing?

Less union membership - can declare cheaper wages!
Outsourcing thanks to free trade policy - cheaper labor for higher profits!
Horrible FREETRADE agreements - cheaper products for higher profits!
Wages stagnant - more income less liability, YA!!!
Deregulation (in the large sectors) - more freedoms!

You would think those PRODUCERS would being raining down jobs on our heads right? ALL of the above helps the people who create jobs as conservatism desires, more money to hire people and give raises!


But all it does is make individuals more wealthy... noticing that makes me a socialist I've heard

Somehow people think we need more of the above, without recognizing that we have been going that direction for three decades, we have been going right, not left.

People have been trained to blame the government for everything, yet they ignore the impact of business. Neither is 100% positive, 100% of the time

We are gonna be like Mexico... You can set up shop and cook up some food on any corner, but throughout the country, the base wages are not enough to make a good profit on your tacos because your customers are poor.

If people hate government, I think they should stay away from it, I think the hatred only makes them destructive,
ever thought about that? If Glenn Beck were a liberal he would be saying, "I find it very interesting that the government creates epic failure when people who hate government are in power"


Anyhow the gears of economy are working WAY better out here man, It is crazy to see as I didn't realize how bad it was untilI saw it get better. Let us hope it spreads

Also you know which people will try to own it too... That will be great! John Boner saved us!



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