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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Yes, the Koch brothers really are that evil

From the Daily Kos:

The Bridge Project recently released a 16 page report [pdf] detailing the some of the most egregious of the Koch brothers' political efforts to make life as miserable as possible for minorities, the elderly, and pretty much everyone who isn't rich. Alternet distills it down to the seven worst among their "efforts to dismantle years of civil rights progress."
Alternet highlights the Kochs' union-busting efforts. That includes most recently their support for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (including dirty tricks in the recall election), the poster child for destroying labor. Unions have been credited with raising many out of poverty and solidly into the middle-class, but particularly minorities who gained much-needed job protections. It almost goes without saying that in addition to crush labor, the Kochs are also steadfastly opposed to raising the minimum wage. "Since the 1990s, the Kochs have given at least $23.3 million to think tanks focusing on attacking the minimum wage. Raising the minimum wage would create a 'culture of dependency,' they claim."

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