Friday, October 21, 2011

Union-Busting Koch-Employee Herman Cain's Cronies' Wisconsin Dirty Tricks

Union-Busting Koch-Employee Herman Cain's Cronies' Wisconsin Dirty Tricks

Bullet Points:

@ --- Koch-Americans-for Koch-Prosperity, AFP. tapped Cain as the public face of its “Prosperity Expansion Project,” and he traveled the country in 2005 and 2006 speaking to activists who were starting state-based AFP chapters from Wisconsin to Virginia. Through his AFP work he met Mark Block, a longtime Wisconsin Republican operative, hired to lead that state’s AFP chapter in 2005 as he rebounded from an earlier campaign scandal that derailed his career.

@ --- After illegally conspiring with Brent Pickens, James Wigderson and their group Wisconsin Coalition for Voter Participation to run an illegal voter turnout effort, Mark Block was rewarded for his illegal behavior by being named the Wisconsin Director of the Koch brothers-funded Americans For Prosperity, a pretty good gig for a guy coming off a $15,000 civil judgment for violating election laws.

Koch-Employee Herman Cain's Campaign Chief-of-Staff is Koch-Employee Max Block.

@ --- Mainstream media outlets have also ignored the checkered past of Cain's campaign manager, Mark Block, who was banned from participation in Wisconsin politics for three years, 2002-2005, because of campaign law violations.,_corporate_media_ignore_his_koch_connections/?page=entire

@ --- "The Koch-backed group [AFP] had worked behind the scenes to try to encourage a union showdown, Mr. [Tim] Phillips said in an interview on Monday. ... “We thought it was important to do,” Mr. Phillips said, adding that his group is already working with activists and state officials in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania to urge them to take similar steps to curtail union benefits or give public employees the power to opt out of unions entirely.

@ --- Google: "Tim Phillips" Union-Busting Wisconsin. Google: "Americans For Prosperity" Union-Busting Wisconsin. Google "Koch Industries" Union-Busting Wisconsin. Google: "Tea Party" Union-Busting Wisconsin.

@ --- David Koch - Evidence Of Direct Tea Party Link

@ --- The Koch brothers, were of course, financially involved in the Citizens United case. ... Not only was Koch active in helping push the Citizens United decision (several of the groups filing amicus briefs supporting unlimited corporate spending were funded by Koch), but Koch actively planned for exploiting the decision. When we exposed a memo outlining the 2010 secret Koch political strategy meeting with fellow right-wing donors, we noted that the summit included a presentation from Karl Crow. Crow is a Koch operative who had penned a memo calling for corporations to exploit Citizens United and aggressively use “employees, vendors, and customers” as tools for advancing business interests in the political sphere...

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