AlterNet: Major Backlash at Right-Wing Ohio Governor Has Him Scrambling for “Compromise” With Progressives
-by Sarah Jaffe
August 19, 2011- Kasich, elected in 2010 with just 49 percent of the vote, pushed through an attack on public workers similar to the one Wisconsin's Scott Walker championed. Senate Bill 5 (SB5) was passed and signed into law in March, and eliminated most collective bargaining for state workers, as well as increased the amount of money they had to pay for their pensions and made it harder for unions to collect dues.
It turns out that wholesale attacks on workers' rights aren't nearly as popular in a rough economy as conservative governors thought.
The latest one to realize he's overstepped his bounds and offer “compromise”? Ohio governor John Kasich.
-by Robert Greenwald
August 23, 2011- Charles and David Koch, and their related businesses, have poured money into politicking across the country. In Wisconsin alone, they were Gov. Scott Walker’s largest out-of-state contributor, and they famously bought all kinds of advertisements and electioneering courtesy of their Tea Party group Americans for Prosperity.
They aren’t done. The folks on the ground fighting back in Wisconsin now discovered another dimension to the Kochs’ dirty tactics.
The brothers are buying up web domain names. The equivalent of facebook.com or google.com, the Kochs’ have bought:
That’s in addition to their KochFacts.com page, which they’ve used to attack us and journalists who have written about us and the Kochs’ laundry list of dirty deeds and self-serving ideology.