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Koch brothers admit they don't have 70,000 employees in the US.

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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 02:57 PM
So I noticed the Koch brothers decided to fight back against being demonized by the public for there manipulation of US politics. So I was curious to what they maybe denying. And by my surprise they admit they lied about having 70,000 US workers who would suffer if anything happened to there business.

Based in Wichita, Kan., Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America according to Forbes magazine. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining and chemicals; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; minerals; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; commodity trading and services; forest and consumer products; and ranching. Koch companies have a presence in nearly 60 countries and employ about 70,000 people. Since 2003, Koch companies have completed more than $32 billion in acquisitions and investments, and nearly $11 billion in capital expenditures.

More than 40 years ago Koch companies began trading crude oil, a business that has grown to include daily trades of about 50 types of crude around the globe. Today, they have expanded their trading operations to include dozens of other commodities and sophisticated risk-management tools, positioning Koch companies and their customers to respond to ever-changing global markets. Koch companies have traders or originators in Wichita, Houston, New York, Canada, Cayman Islands, France, India, the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. They also move products through hubs in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

So they say they employ 70,000 people in 60 countries.

In Asia Pacific, Koch companies employ nearly 3,000 people involved in manufacturing, trading, marketing and sales.

3000 in Asia.

In Canada, Koch companies employ about 2,400 people involved in manufacturing, trading, marketing and sales.

2400 in Canada.

In Europe, Koch companies employ nearly 8,500 people in sales, trading, marketing and manufacturing.

8500 in Europe.

So that is 13,900 just from three other countries which would come off the total of 70,000 employees leaving 56,100 divided by the other 57 countries. So how many employees do they have in the US again?

Thanks for catching your own lie for Koch brothers!!!

edit on 19-4-2011 by JBA2848 because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 03:03 PM
It appears from there own website they only have 2300 employees in Kansas. And they have no number for any other state.

With about 2,300 employees in Kansas, the company’s Wichita headquarters, a 1.2 million-square-foot office complex houses specialized capabilities such as human resources; environmental, health and safety; information technology; public affairs; risk management; legal services; tax and audit services; and business development.

So they lied about having 70,000 employees in the US and the real number is 2300. Thats a difference of 67,700 employees.


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