Propaganda: The Right-Wing Billionaire Koch Brothers are stealing elections and drowning out the voice of The People! It’s not Fair! We need to get Koch money out of politics!
The Koch Brothers rank 59th in total political contributions behind … wait for it … 18 prominent left-wing unions. And the largest contributor is ActBlue, which labels itself as “the online clearinghouse for Democratic action.”
Open Secrets listed the top 156 political contributors, along with their political leanings. It will astound you. See it here: Heavy Hitters: Top All-time Donors, 1989-2014.
2.) American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees $60,667,379
4.) National Education Assn $53,594,488
7.) Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $44,478,789
8.) United Auto Workers $41,667,858
9.) Carpenters & Joiners Union $39,260,371
10.) Service Employees International Union $38,395,690
11.) Laborers Union $37,494,010
12.) American Federation of Teachers $36,713,325
13.) Communications Workers of America $36,188,135
14.) Teamsters Union $36,123,209
16.) United Food & Commercial Workers Union $33,756,550
20.) Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union $31,313,097
23.) AFL-CIO $30,938,977
32.) National Assn of Letter Carriers $26,106,359
39.) Plumbers & Pipefitters Union $23,886,248
42.) Operating Engineers Union $23,036,848
43.) International Assn of Fire Fighters $22,963,260
46.) Sheet Metal Workers Union $22,372,978
59.) Koch Industries $18,083,948
So, why all the fuss about the Koch Brothers? Because Democrats don’t want money out of politics, they just want conservative money out of politics. It’s the height of hypocrisy. And they think you’re stupid enough to fall for it.
If you’re looking for political boogeymen, convicted criminal, socialist, 22nd riches person in the world, Nazi Party collaborator and Progressive activist George Soros is a must.
Or, you can take a look at Liberal Billionaire Tom Steyer, who has promised to donate $100M to Democrats in 2014.
The bottom line: everyone has a right to put their money into politics. And you have a responsibility to research and carefully consider what you believe. But the war on Koch Industries is nothing more than an attempt to silence free speech.
That is un-American. It is anti-constitutional. And if you’re going there, you’ll need to shut up a lot of Democrats before you get to the Kochs.