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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 05:03 PM
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Koch brothers quietly open lobbying office in downtown Madison
Edited on Tue Feb-22-11 05:59 PM by kpete
Source: Madison.com

Koch brothers quietly open lobbying office in downtown Madison

A lobbying office for Koch Industries is located at 10 E. Doty St., a block from the Capitol. JUDITH DAVIDOFF - The Capital Times
JUDITH DAVIDOFF | The Capital Times | jdavidoff@madison.com madison.com | (32)

The billionaire brothers whose political action committee gave Gov. Scott Walker $43,000 and helped fund a multi-million-dollar attack ad campaign against his opponent during the 2010 gubernatorial election have quietly opened a lobbying office in Madison just off the Capitol Square. ("The lobbyists for Koch Companies Public Sector registered with the state on January 5, two days after Walker's inauguration.")

Charles and David Koch, who co-own Koch Industries Inc. and whose combined worth is estimated at $43 billion, have been recently tied by many media outlets to Walker's push to eliminate collective bargaining rights for public workers. The two have long backed conservative causes and groups including Americans for Prosperity, which organized the tea party rally Saturday in support of Walkers plan to strip public workers of collective bargaining rights and recently launched the Stand with Scott Walker website.

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"It's curious that the Kochs have apparently expanded their lobbying presence just as Walker was sworn into office and immediately before a budget was unveiled that would allow the executive branch unilateral power to sell off public utilities in this state in no-bid contracts," says Lisa Graves, executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy, a watchdog group that focuses on corporate power.

Koch Companies Public Sector LLC occupies a seventh-floor suite at 10 E. Doty St., one block off the Capitol Square. According to a tenant who requested anonymity, the lobbying group moved in two weeks before Walker was elected governor on November 2. When contacted for confirmation, Jeffrey Schoepke, the company's regional manager, said through a receptionist that he could not answer any questions and would have to forward them to other company officials.

Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/ar...



please, no violence on my thread, scares the shit out of me, kpete
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 05:10 PM
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1. This is Scott Walker's capitol
Fuck him and the Koch he rode in on.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 05:13 PM
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2. This one's a killer:
""It's curious that the Kochs have apparently expanded their lobbying presence just as Walker was sworn into office and immediately before a budget was unveiled that would allow the executive branch unilateral power to sell off public utilities in this state in no-bid contracts..." :rofl:
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 05:23 PM
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3. What no mercenaries? Nice glass. For now. I suspect that will crack soon.
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Sonoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 05:24 PM
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4. That window is just begging for some special attention.
Every damned night.

Sonoman
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James48 Donating Member (517 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 05:31 PM
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5. He's a Koch.
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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 05:38 PM
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7. thanks
James48
and peace,
kpete
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BanzaiBonnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 05:36 PM
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6. It's just a coincidence...
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 05:42 PM
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 05:44 PM
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9. Sounds like a good place for tens of thousands to march to. Shine a BRIGHT Light on the Kochs.
Edited on Tue Feb-22-11 05:45 PM by onehandle
They need to feel hunted and their brands should suffer.

Once again, avoid these Koch brands:

(most common in stores will be Georgia-Pacific paper products)

http://www.worldofkoch.com
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 05:51 PM
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10. Justice: Koch bros wake up and find they lost all their money
Edited on Tue Feb-22-11 05:51 PM by fascisthunter
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 05:53 PM
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11. Look in the comments section
there is a comment there that the deal may have gone through already, because there is a job listing there for Koch Bros. looking for a plant manager for multiple plants in WI.



http://www.thinkenergygroup.com/think.nsf/J/84239 ?

Plant Manager
Power Plant/Operations/Maintenance
see similar jobs


Location: State of , WI
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Position Type/ Job Duration: Direct hire
Education Required: BS
Years Experience Required: 15+

Industry: Power Generation

Job Posted: 2/20/2011
Should I worry about this date?
Apply Deadline: 3/5/2011
Job #: 84239REM
Job order status: Client is actively seeking candidates
Relocation available: Available


$500 Bonus - Email this job to a friend >

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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 09:29 PM
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28. Holy crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bring this to the WI public's attention. Something is illegal here.
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 05:55 PM
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12. Needs to be picketed.
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 08:42 PM
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26. picketed?
*snort* you're too nice.
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 05:57 PM
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13. I'm imagining that this may be meant to goad on a nasty response....Looking for a loose cannon?
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 05:57 PM
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14. RepubliBucks to the rescue
Ptoooey....on the bought and sold RepubliBagger SuckerPuppets
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 05:58 PM
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15. Just more disgusting greedy filthly Republican slime the Koch assholes!
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 06:05 PM
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16. Not quite quiet enough obviously.
They have no shame.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 06:10 PM
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17. They need some attention, shine the light on these filthy cockroaches
and watch them scatter ... light is the best disinfectant. There should be no place they can go or hide out without public condemnation and ridicule.
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 06:12 PM
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18. I think I'll send them a welcoming letter.
Pillars of the community that they are. :grr:
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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 06:23 PM
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19. !@#%$!@#^%$#@!*
The Kock brothers!

this is as violent as I get.. :kick:
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Maineman Donating Member (411 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 06:28 PM
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20. The Koch brothers businesses are running too smoothly, they do not have enough problems.
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NihiloZero Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 06:40 PM
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21. Koch brothers quietly open lobbying office in downtown Madison
Source: The Cap Times

The billionaire brothers whose political action committee gave Gov. Scott Walker $43,000 and helped fund a multi-million dollar attack ad campaign against his opponent during the 2010 gubernatorial election have quietly opened a lobbying office in Madison just off the Capitol Square.

Charles and David Koch, who co-own Koch Industries Inc. and whose combined worth is estimated at $43 billion, have been recently tied with Walker's push to eliminate collective bargaining rights for public workers. The two have long backed conservative causes and groups including Americans for Prosperity, which organized the Tea Party rally Saturday in support of Walker's plan to strip public workers of collective bargaining rights and recently launched the Stand with Scott Walker website.

Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, acknowledged in a New York Times story Tuesday that he had encouraged Walker even before the election to mount a showdown with labor groups.

Koch Industries, which owns the Georgia-Pacific Corporation and the Koch Pipeline Company, operates gasoline supply terminals and a toilet paper factory in Wisconsin.

Read more: http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics...



The Koch brothers, for those who don't know, are the billionaires behind Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his attack on unions and worker's rights.

Here is a list of products that people might be able to boycott: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/08/24/895947/-Boycot...
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 06:40 PM
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22. They want to be near their property: Governor Walker.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 06:40 PM
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23. Sweet! I can tell them exactly how I feel:
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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 08:28 PM
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25. luv
johnny
peace, kpete
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 06:40 PM
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24. 10 E. Doty St.
seventh floor....
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 09:13 PM
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 09:33 PM
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29.  the lobbying group moved in two weeks before Walker was elected governor on November 2"
Now how did they know Walker was going to win eh? WI got screwed in the vote count. Same as MN.
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 09:41 PM
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30. "Koch Companies Public Sector LLC"

Pretty fucking blatant.


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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 04:10 PM
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36. Yeah, I thought the same, "Public Sector?"
Wonder what these two bastards have in mind... :grr:
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 12:15 AM
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31. A kick (thwack) to make this not so quiet. n/t
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 07:34 AM
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32. Wow, this sux. How obvious can they be? They act like they own Wisconsin already!
Jesus Christ, this is ridiculous.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 07:44 AM
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33. Boycott Koch Industries consumer goods.
(Verified from Koch Industries website)
KOCH INDUSTRIES = GEORGIA-PACIFIC

Toilet paper: Quilted Northern, Angel Soft

Paper towels: Brawny, Sparkle, Mardi Gras

Paper napkins: Vanity Fair, Mardi Gras, Dixie

Paper plates/bowls: Vanity Fair, Dixie

Paper cups: Dixie

Other KOCH brand names under their Invista division:
Dacron, Antron, Cordura, Lycra, Coolmax, Solarmax, Tactel, Polarguard, Stainmaster, Comforel, Thermolite
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Bardley Donating Member (230 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 10:07 PM
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39. Koch Industries is massively weighted in raw commodities, almost impossible to boycott
their average customer is taking stuff home in a series of rail cars, not a shopping cart
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 08:09 AM
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34. Shine a little light on their asses! People need to be aware..
of their presence in Madison. Glad to see this article.
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disillusioned73 Donating Member (963 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 03:59 PM
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35. Locals need to be very aware of this..
k&r :dem:
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 05:30 PM
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37. $43 billion...
How much is enough for these people? And what more do they get by destroying the country through upward income redistribution and breaking the unions?
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 05:39 PM
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38. Let's order them some pizza!
(and not pay for it in advance, like we do with Ian's and the Cheddar Revolutionaries :evilgrin: )
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 07:56 AM
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41. Tombstone, of course.
(Sorry, kpete. The Devil made me post that.)
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 07:54 AM
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40. Hmmm. I wonder what James O'keefe ever did with that phone repair person's uniform.
:evilgrin:
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