Koch Footing Bill for "Grassroots": Anti-Gov't Folks Have Billionaires Paying for Every Need

Lee Fang at the Republic Report writes:

David Koch, co-owner of the Koch Industries petrochemical, manufacturing and commodity speculation fortune, hasn’t been shy about supporting Governor Scott Walker (R-WI), whose controversial union-busting agenda has forced a recall election this summer. Earlier this year, Koch told the Palm Beach Post: “We’re helping him, as we should. 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.”

Evidently, they are paying for transportation and meals for people to come to Wisconsin to help Scott Walker.

Fang reminds us of the Koch's previous generosity in funding the "grassroots" Tea Party:

Here’s a video I shot of Koch providing dozens of free buses for anti-health reform protesters back in 2009:



They did this back in 1993 too.

I don't know, it seems to me that this would be a good story for some mainstream newspaper, but I guess they figure this is just standard operating procedure. except, of course, the left doesn't have anyone funding its "grassroots" operations. Too bad for us, I guess.

The good news is that the LA Times finally picked up the big Lee Fang expose from 10 days ago about the 55 million in previously unknown Koch expenditures in the last election. Of course, they published it on a holiday. Wouldn't want everyone to see it or anything. 


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Posted at May 29, 2012, 2:59am