Monday, February 20, 2012

David Koch: I'm helping Scott Walker

And, indirectly, the local Americans for Prosperity crew, Common Sense Citizens of WashCo. They'll spend what they have to gladly. But notice that governments are elected by determined and clear majorities. A clear majority of stakeholders is good for democracy -- that's what the Recall Election will clarify, whether Mr. Walker really has a majority of Wisconsin voters.

Also note that a determined and unambiguous majority of working people can be very good for the economy -- but very bad for the personal profits of CEOs.


David Koch on Wisconsin: I'm helping Scott Walker - JSOnline

The Palm Beach Post has published a remarkable story about billionaire David Koch, who tells the newspaper in a rare interview hat he is working to help Gov. Scott Walker.

Koch and his brother, Charles, have been the main financial backers of Americans for Prosperity, an advocacy group that has been running television ads in Wisconsin in support of Walker.

In the story, David Koch admits that his group is "hard at work," especially in Wisconsin.

"We're helping him, as we should," Koch says of Walker. "We've gotten pretty good at this over the years. "We've spent a lot of money in Wisconsin. We're going to spend more."

The story suggests the group has spent $700,000 in Wisconsin.

A year ago, a blogger prank-called Walker pretending to be David Koch. Koch told the New York Times that he didn't even know Walker's name.

Now, Koch is a Walker supporter.

"What Scott Walker is doing with the public unions in Wisconsin is critically important. He's an impressive guy and he's very courageous," Koch told the Post. "If the unions win the recall, there will be no stopping union power."

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