Daily Archives: August 25, 2011

AlterNet: The Kochs are scared, and they’ve bought the web domains to prove it

-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:

•StopKoch.com
•StopKochIndustries.com
•AntiKoch.com

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.

Think Progress: Koch Responds To Buffett: ‘My Business And Non-Profit Investments Are Much More Beneficial To Society’

-By Lee Fang

August 20, 2011- America’s current tax system forces people making $50,000 a year to pay a higher rate than hedge fund managers making $2.4 million an hour. Warren Buffett penned an op-ed last week declaring that America’s super-rich have been “coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress.” Lamenting the numerous tax loopholes and special breaks afforded to billionaire investors, Buffett noted that in his entire career, even when capital gains rates were as high as 39.9 percent, he never saw anyone “shy away from a sensible investment because of the tax rate on the potential gain.”

RAW Story: Wisconsin’s photo ID law for voters facing lawsuit

-By Andrew Jones

August 22, 2011- The law requiring Wisconsin's citizens to show photo ID in order to vote is facing a possible lawsuit, as opponents of the law say it violates the state's Constitution.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the League of Women Votes of Wisconsin is preparing the lawsuit that alleges the law violates 'right to vote' provisions of the state constitution not present in the U.S. Constitution.

"It is absolutely clear that the Legislature paid no attention to the (right to vote) provisions of the Wisconsin Constitution when it passed voter ID," said their attorney Lester Pines. "I'm not aware of any point in which they came up."

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