Oh, look at the shiny new offices of Koch Companies’ lobbyists. Right now they have seven of them on staff, ready to do the bidding of their BirchMasters at the drop of a hat.
Via The Capital Times:
Charles and David Koch, who co-own Koch Industries Inc. and whose combined worth is estimated at $43 billion, have been recently tied by many media outlets to Walker’s push to eliminate collective bargaining rights for public workers. The two have long backed conservative causes and groups including Americans for Prosperity, which organized the tea party rally Saturday in support of Walker’s plan to strip public workers of collective bargaining rights and recently launched the Stand with Scott Walker website.
Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, acknowledged in a New York Times story Tuesday that he had encouraged Walker even before the election to mount a showdown with labor groups.
Koch Industries, which owns Georgia-Pacific Corp. and the Koch Pipeline Co., operates a coal company and toilet paper factory in Wisconsin as well as gasoline supply terminals.
And they’re about to own a whole lot more, if Walker gets his way. Those no-bid sale/lease contracts for public utilities in Wisconsin are looking pretty for the Koch Industries folks, and the lobbyists are certainly ready to roll for their very special client.
- Right-Wing Group Funded By the Kochs Ratchets Up Interference in Wisconsin Uprising (alternet.org)
- The Selling of Wisconsin: Enter Koch Brothers’ Bag Man Jeffrey Schoepke (theawl.com)
- On prank call, Wis. governor discusses strategy (boston.com)
- Koch industries orchestrating anti-union ‘Tea Party’ protests in Wisconsin (dailykos.com)
- Prank Koch Call Changing Battle for Public Opinion in Wisconsin (news.firedoglake.com)
- Koch says it won’t gain from Wis. bill (politico.com)
- “Wisconsin Surprise: Walker Bill Likely Handing State Assets To Walker-Supporter Koch Industries” and related posts (prwatch.org)