Creative Protest Action to Greet David Koch's Elite Fundraiser for Mitt Romney
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is filling up his campaign coffers with money from the ultra-rich--and activists aren’t going to let anybody forget it.
Dubbed a “Koch Party,” a protest is set for Sunday July 8 outside the Hamptons, New York estate of David Koch, the oil billionaire and funder of right-wing causes, where Koch and others will raise a boatload of money for Romney. The action, called by MoveOn.org, Occupy Wall Street, Greenpeace and more, will see creative protest tactics to expose Romney as the candidate of the 1%.
In a statement, MoveOn’s Justin Ruben said: “Mitt Romney has a Koch problem: He’d lay off teachers and firefighters to fund even more tax privileges for billionaires like the Koch brothers.”
Here’s more from MoveOn.org:
MoveOn will also fly a 99airlines banner that reads “Romney has a Koch problem” and drive the Romneymobile Cadillac, with corporate decals on the side and Seamus the dog on top, outside Romney's exclusive $50,000-a-head dinner at the Koch estate at 880 Meadow Lane in South Hampton, NY.
Showing just how much he is running for President of the 1%, Romney's meal ticket is being punched by people paying more for one meal, $50,000 a person, than most Americans makes in a whole year...
Last month, MoveOn exposed Romney’s swing-state bus tour as an “Every Millionaire Counts” tour with a road show that took Romney to task for supporting policies that would be great for the wealthy but disastrous for the economy and the middle class.