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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, is hardly a Rhodes Scholar -- So where has he been getting his Union-Busting agenda from?

Any guesses?   anyone?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Funded by the Koch Bros.
By Andy Kroll, -- Fri Feb. 18, 2011

According to Wisconsin campaign finance filings, Walker's gubernatorial campaign received $43,000 from the Koch Industries PAC during the 2010 election. That donation was his campaign's second-highest, behind $43,125 in contributions from housing and realtor groups in Wisconsin. The Koch's PAC also helped Walker via a familiar and much-used politicial maneuver designed to allow donors to skirt campaign finance limits. The PAC gave $1 million to the Republican Governors Association, which in turn spent $65,000 on independent expenditures to support Walker. The RGA also spent a whopping $3.4 million on TV ads and mailers attacking Walker's opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Walker ended up beating Barrett by 5 points. The Koch money, no doubt, helped greatly.

Uh oh!  The Puppeteers have left a trail ...

Quick!  someone call Glenn Beck!

But WHY in the world would the Koch Brothers, care about "investing in" a little old Midwestern Election?

Any guesses?   anyone?

Koch Industries Slashed WI Jobs, Helped Elect Scott Walker, Now Orchestrating Pro-Walker Protest
By Lee Fang, -- Feb 18th, 2011

Koch Industries is a major player in Wisconsin: Koch owns a coal company subsidiary with facilities in Green Bay, Manitowoc, Ashland and Sheboygan; six timber plants throughout the state; and a large network of pipelines in Wisconsin. While Koch controls much of the infrastructure in the state, they have laid off workers to boost profits. At a time when Koch Industries owners David and Charles Koch awarded themselves an extra $11 billion of income from the company, Koch slashed jobs at their Green Bay plant [...]

According to the EPA, Koch businesses are huge polluters, emitting thousands of pounds of toxic pollutants. As soon as he got into office Walker started cutting environmental regulations and appointed a Republican known for her disregard for environmental regulations to lead the Department of Natural Resources.

Koch fronts are busing in Tea Party protesters to support Walker and his union-busting campaign. Last night, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz reported on the involvement of Club for Growth and the Koch-financed Americans for Prosperity in the pro-Walker protest scheduled tomorrow.

WHY in the world would the Koch Brothers, care about "investing in" a little old Tea Party Counter-Protest -- against all those "selfish and misinformed" Unions workers?

Well the Koch Brothers DO have a $40 Billion Industrial Empire to promote and protect every year.

What's a few millions in mad money -- between cohorts in crime confusion?

Especially when it can buy you access, and favorable tax laws, and lax regulation -- from your recently installed "Puppetee" ...

In a word -- That's Chump Change!

Who's organizing the Tea Protesters again ?


Americans for Prosperity -- Source Watch

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is an astroturf front group started by oil billioniare David Koch and Richard Fink (a member of the board of directors of Koch Industries). AFP works together with the Koch family’s other conservative foundations and think tanks to disrupt Barack Obama's presidency. Accordingly, AFP has opposed health care reform, stimulus spending, and cap-and-trade legislation, which is aimed at making industries pay for the air pollution that they create.

and ...
Club for Growth -- Source Watch
Club for Growth intends to take advantage of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and raise unlimited funds from corporations and other deep-pocket donors.    [They were] deemed a "super PAC" by the Washington Post.

What's this -- the AFP Front Group is trying to bridge that "digital divide" --

between their Corporate Agenda and their hordes of hoodwinked Minions ...

Look they've created website, to help keep their Union disdain at a fever pitch:

Koch's Americans for Prosperity group has launched a new website and petition called The new site attacks all collective bargaining, not just for public sector unions. Koch's front group also declares: "In fact, every state should adopt Governor Scott Walker's common sense reforms."

Well isn't that special!


Many thanks to,, Ed Scultz staff, & Source Watch, for their most excellent research in connecting some very BIG DOTS.

I'm simply echoing their hard work, to help better inform the public.

Knowledge is Power, afterall.   be empowered.

Peace, People.  Thanks for reading ...

everyone, everyone.

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