Koch Brothers Warn 45,000 Employees of "Consequences" if They Don't Vote for Mitt Romney
The multi-billionaire Koch brothers have contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to defeating President Obama via Super PACs, but now Charles and David Koch are trying to scare their employees on how to vote.
Koch Industries recently sent mailers to 45, 0000 employees at Georgia Pacific [owned by Koch Industries] warning of “consequences” in November, reports the Daily Mail.
The mailer included a flyer listing Koch-endorsed candidates, beginning with Mitt Romney, an anti-Obama editorial by Charles Koch and a pro-Romney editorial by David Koch.
The mailer says in part:
While we are typically told before each Presidential election that it is important and historic, I believe the upcoming election will determine what kind of America future generations will inherit.
If we elect candidates who want to spend hundreds of billions in borrowed money on costly new subsidies for a few favored cronies, put unprecedented regulatory burdens on businesses, prevent or delay important new construction projects, and excessively hinder free trade, then many of our more than 50,000 U.S. employees and contractors may suffer the consequences, including higher gasoline prices, runaway inflation, and other ills.
At the request of many employees, we have also provided a list of candidates in your state that have been supported by Koch companies or by KOCHPAC, our employee political action committee.
We believe any decision about which candidates to support is—as always—yours and yours alone, based on the factors that are most important to you. Second, we do not support candidates based on their political affiliation.