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Are you falling for the Koch brothers liberal conspiracy?

What do Charles and David Koch, brothers who run the Kansas-based Koch Industries, have to do with Wisconsin's budget battle?

Almost nothing, unless you occupy the left wing of the political spectrum. There, you'll find a group of bloggers and commentators who are fixated on pinning the unrest in Wisconsin, and plenty of other supposedly terrible things happening in the country, on these two businessmen.

http://www.aolnews.com/2011/02/28/opinion-the-lefts-unhealthy-koch-habit/

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Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 12:56 PM on Feb. 28, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I don't think any single person or group can be blamed for all of our ills.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 1:00 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • Look at it in Political Donations.... Let's start at National Level.....

    Koch: 5,938,993 (83 percent going to Republicans)

    Vs.

    National Education Association: $56,228,408
    SEIU: $30,405,549

    (source: opensecrets.org)
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:11 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • No, but there is a lot of people who will fall for the BS.
    Natesmom507

    Answer by Natesmom507 at 1:14 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • GRLY...

    That is a silly comparison. Unions have thousands of people, the brothers are only 2. It makes a lot of sense that large organizations would donate more than two brothers.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 1:23 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • Unions are paying the Piper.

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 1:31 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • UpShe, Union DUES are used to fight/play politics, legislative lobbying, etc.... I think it is relevant. "Union members may have little to a great deal of say over the level of dues, what dues are used for, and how often dues are collected"..... Even when they are used to PAY non-union members to hold signs and protest.... Unions+Politics= Corrupt. The workers are merely pawns to the Union leaders.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:31 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • "Unions+Politics= Corrupt. The workers are merely pawns to the Union leaders." This is true of any special interest group. When money gets involved in politics your going to get corruption
    kayslay

    Answer by kayslay at 1:37 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • This is true of any special interest group. When money gets involved in politics your going to get corruption


    Yup.. And look at the national TOP Political Donors... A GOOD majority of the top~ They are UNION.... Hrmmmmmmm

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:57 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • LOL, I read that this morning. No, not buying it.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:16 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • The Progressives use Alinsky, over and over and over again, it's become seriously, yawn worthy~~~ Reminds me of a 2 yr. old with their little arms crossed, stomping their foot saying NO, which means, you are wrong and I am right! LOL! The difference is that two yr. olds are cute, Progressives AREN'T!
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 2:34 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

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