Sunday, June 19, 2011

Koch Brothers' Front Group Gears Up For Recalls

Wisconsin Gazette is reporting that the Koch brothers' front group, Americans for (Koch's) Prosperity has started to do phone banking on behalf of the Republican candidates..

They also go on to point out again why the Kochs are so concerned right now:
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.

But if Democrats retake control of the state Senate through this summer’s recall elections, it could interrupt Koch’s agenda. That’s why Americans for Prosperity is gearing up to spend millions of dollars defending GOP senators in the state through phone banks, campaign ads and any other tactic that Koch’s money can buy.
We all know this is going to be a long, hard slog to take back our state. Then we still have the arduous, almost Herculean task of cleaning up and fixing what they have ruined. It's a scary proposition to be sure, but it's nothing compared to what will happen if we don't succeed in taking Wisconsin back and putting things to right.

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