Koch brothers front group campaigns for Wisconsin GOP senators


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Guess who's phone banking on behalf of the Wisconsin GOP union-bashing state senators who many of us would love to see recalled? Go ahead, guess. I'll give you a few seconds...

Buzzzz! Time's up. The volunteers were making phone calls on behalf of those kind-hearted, benevolent, patriotic Koch brothers and their equally spiffy group, Americans for Prosperity.

Via the Wisconsin Gazette:

Koch, who gave Scott Walker’s (pictured) gubernatorial campaign $43,000 in direct contributions and funneled much more to Walker and other Wisconsin GOP candidates in 2010 through various groups, expects to receive millions of dollars worth of no-bid Wisconsin government contracts for his Koch Industries. Koch Industries is also in line to gain ownership of vital resources currently held by the state.

A key component of Koch’s strategy is incapacitating state agencies so they will be unable to provide services that Koch industries can then come in and perform at a profit. The elimination of collective bargaining rights for government unions in Wisconsin was part of Koch’s strategy to achieve this aim.

If the Democrats win three seats in the recall elections, they have a shot at undoing some of the damage the Kochs and their puppet Scott Walker have done, by disrupting their greedy little power grabby plans.

Of course the Wisconsin GOP have planted fake “Democrats” to mess with the recall election date with one candidate even publicly admitting that he’s a spoiler.

While we're on the topic of recalls, take a gander at "Does overwhelming signature collection success in Ohio predict a recall election for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker?"