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Sun Jan 12, 2014, 02:34 PM

 

Koch-Funded Book Argues Against Mine Safety Laws In West Virginia

Paul Nyden, writing in the Charleston Gazette this Sunday, revealed that Koch Industries — the massive conglomerate of oil, chemical, manufacturing, timber, hedge fund, coal, and shipping interests run by the right-wing ideologues David and Charles Koch — has seeded West Virginia with several conservative front groups.

Koch foundations provide the cash for anti-government efforts in the Mountain State, including a right-wing “think tank” called the Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia and for free-market faculty members at West Virginia University. Nyden notes that Russell Sobel, a local economist whose research and writing has been underwritten by Koch fronts, argues against the minimum wage and against mine safety laws...

The Koch-funded think tank recently started a phony news service in West Virginia, called the “West Virginia Watchdog.” Americans for Prosperity, the fake grassroots group founded and financed by David Koch, has been running television ads in West Virginia attacking progressive reforms.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2010/09/27/121012/koch-mine-safety/

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Sun Jan 12, 2014, 02:36 PM

1. K&R

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Sun Jan 12, 2014, 02:39 PM

2. Is there no tactic too scummy for these bastards?

Goddamn.

K&R

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Sun Jan 12, 2014, 02:54 PM

3. I've tried to convince myself over the years,

that there is no such thing as 'evil', but each time I read something about these vile people, it causes me to reconsider.

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