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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Koch Brother’s Americans for Prosperity get protested in Wichita

From Wichita Peace and Freedom Party Examiner;

The Koch Brother’s Americans for Prosperity, PAC were protested in Wichita, yesterday.
Several groups came together to protest the Koch Brother’s fake think tank Americans for Prosperity (AFP). The group was holding a meeting in East Wichita.
About 100 people attended the protest and it included members of such groups as Communications Workers Union, Sunflower Action, American Federation for Teachers and Common Cause.
Stuart Elliott, one of the speakers at the event, said that for the 99% of those who make up the least part of the economy, they get austerity.
“They (
Koch Brothers and AFP) want get rid of the minimum wage,” he said. “The minimum wage has not kept up with inflation.”
He also warned that if teachers at the university want any funding, they have to teach 
Ann Rand.
The Kochs are among the 6th richest men in the world and they said (in 
The Wichita Eagle)’If you make $34,000, you are one of the wealthiest 1 percent in the world,” Elliott continued.
That Koch Brother’s statement is true if advanced countries as the US are compared to very poor countries where the average pay is $2.50 per day. There is no way any US citizen could survive on that income.’
Mike Shatz also spoke at the event and said that whistle blower Edward Snowden, the man responsible for leaking government information to the west, said the real threat to President Barack Obama, is the American people.
“Americans for Prosperity were at the (Wichita) school board meeting complaining about the decision to close South East High School,” Shatz said.” “But the reality is the AFP backed the legislatures who cut the education budget. They want us to blame the school board rather than them and their legislatures.”
He also said the US is a business society” and business reigns over human rights.
He pointed out that the time period of the 1960s and 1970s were the highs of unions and worker prosperity.
“Today wages and salary account for the lowest share of the economy,” Shatz said. “It’s up to us to make that stop.”
Part of this protest was in response to an article in 
The Wichita Eagle about Charles Koch, who runs Koch Industries and contributes to political groups, such as AFP and other campaigns. He announced plans to launch a new campaign on Wednesday to laud economic freedom and warn the public about government overreach.
The protesters said they believe that AFP actually want more government overreach on working people and economic freedom for $billionaires such as the Koch Brothers.

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