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Koch Brothers Vs Labor Unions by BlameThe1st Koch Brothers Vs Labor Unions by BlameThe1st
David and Charles Koch are the hell spawn conceived from a threesome among Satan, the Anti-Christ, and the Beast. They feast upon aborted fetuses and drink the tears of Holocaust survivors. They have no hearts, and where their hearts should be, there exists only a black hole which attracts all the suffering and misery in the world. They do not feel. They do not love. Their only desire is to take over America—followed by the entire world, and they are willing to stoop to any low to accomplish this goal, even if it means breaking into your house late at night to rape your grandmother with a condom made from a freshly-slaughtered infant. These megalomaniacs make Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader look like Boy Scouts in comparison.

Of course, this image of the Koch Brothers exists solely in the minds of paranoid far-left bloggers. In reality, the Koch Brothers are billionaire entrepreneurs who—when not funding the fine arts and medical research—donate to political causes, just like their left-wing counterpart George Soros. They are self-proclaimed libertarians who hate George Bush, support stem cell research and gay marriage, and oppose the Iraq War, Patriot Act, and (ironically enough) crony capitalism; but because they also oppose over-taxation and regulation, they are maligned by the far-left as Hitler and Mussolini reincarnate. Just mentioning their name will cause any libtarded moonbat to scream in fear, piss and crap their pants, and collapse from a near-fatal heart attack.

But how big of a threat are the Koch Brothers? Over the past twenty years, Koch Industries has donated $9,831,715 in political contributions (mostly to Republicans, of course), and while that seems like a large sum, it only ranks them as #85 on the list of top all-time political donors.

So who outspends the Kochs? Of the top ten donors (all of which—including ActBlue at #1—contribute heavily to Democrats), six are labor unions including the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees ($45,820,853, #2), the Service Employees International Union ($37,151,289, #5), the National Education Association ($36,433,925, #6), the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers ($33,824,355, #8), the Laborers Union ($31,640,067, #9), and the American Federation of Teachers ($31,342,403, #10).

Other unions that outspend the Kochs include the following:

#11: Teamsters Union ($30,858,309)
#12: Carpenters & Joiners Union ($30,629,437)
#13: Communications Workers of America ($29,952,424)
#15: United Auto Workers ($27,344,832)
#16: United Food & Commercial Workers Union ($27,094,834)
#18: Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union ($26,747,874)
#19: National Association of Letter Carriers ($22,188,393)
#26: AFL-CIO ($19,487,579)
#28: Sheet Metal Workers Union ($18,955,848)
#29: International Association of Fire Fighters ($18,533,507)
#31: Plumbers & Pipefitters Union ($18,128,935)
#36: Operating Engineers Union ($17,133,140)
#44: United Transportation Union ($14,794,360)
#47: United Steelworkers ($14,632,651)
#48: Ironworkers Union ($14,459,298)
#52: American Postal Workers Union ($13,669,853)
#56: National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association ($11,351,500)

Combining the figures above, these labor unions donate over $500 million dollars to political contributions, making the Koch’s contribution of roughly $10 million look like chump change! If the Koch Brothers are trying to take over America, they’re clearly losing to the unions.

And before the far-left Koch-haters start whining, these statistics were obtained, not from a right-wing Koch-funded think tank, but from Open Secrets, a website run by the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-profit, non-partisan research group—one of its major donors being the Open Society Institute. That’s right: one of George Soros’ foundations is funding an organization which runs a website that contains a list of figures that indirectly defend his right-wing arch-rivals! How’s that for bitter irony?
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DigiquillDraws Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist
Use you are officially my favorite artist on DA.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ;)
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DigiquillDraws Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist
Your welcome.
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HappyArequipe Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Thank God that labor unions are forced to disclose their political contributions, unlike the Koch Brother, or any other billionaire including left-wing billionaires like George Soros. 
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commisiar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
that is not what they are like by your description shill, the Koch brothers own father Fred Koch founded the Jhon Birch society and he worked with Joseph stalin to get his fortune read his Fred C kochs page on wikipedia.  other then that they fund the tea party and big tobacco does to 


how about them apples?  If you don't care then bite me you koch brother shill

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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry. I can't hear you through the Alex Jones level conspiracy theory spewing.
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commisiar Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's not a conspiracy it's a fact you moron, bringing anarchy that the right wing and conservative media will pick up is not a good thing.
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f14ace Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Wooooh, nice conspiracy theory! Oh wait! I've got one! Insert baseless, absurd, far-fetched conspiracy theory here. Be sure to blame Democrats, Republicans, liberals, conservatives, Jews, Muslims, Christians, the Kock brothers the pope, Wal-Mart, George Bush, Obama, Chick-Fil-A, Justin Bieber, Dick Cheney, the NRA, the Boy Scouts, Sesame Street, or who whoever else you don't like.

Bonus points if you link your "sources" as dubious blogs run by self-proclaimed "experts" who refuse to cite where they get their information from.

Extra bonus points if you resort to name calling whenever someone refutes your argument.

Keep your tinfoil hats tight, kiddos.
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commisiar Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I already did what I did to show that such people like you attack others who speak the truth, what I simply linked was a blog that had a connection to a scientific study in the words.  Such people who say it's a conspiracy are only doing it to try and silence critics or cause other people to attack them or make others ignore them trying to label critics as tin foil hat wearers.

Nice try by the way in silencing me, using the conspiracy line as a weapon to cause others to ignore me when you don't like the truth is very underhanded like the tea party who caused the government shutdown last October with the help of Ted Cruz.

Do you understand me I know what your trying to do with the whole conspiracy line in trying to get others to ignore or attack me.  Such a shame though using a tactic to silence others incriminates you, it's worthy of a creationist by the way attacking people who know evolution is the correct path.
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f14ace Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
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JMcAfreak Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I have to admit that the only reason I like this is for that initial description of the Koch brothers. I was on the floor laughing. Other than that, propaganda is propaganda, which only serves to create political dissonance.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Propoganda or not, truth is truth.
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avaruus-apina Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politica…

According to this wikipedia article it's closer to 200 million.

"They have given more than $196 million to dozens of free-market and advocacy organizations."
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And yet Soros' Tides Foundation gives 5x more than them: www.humanevents.com/2013/03/11…
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avaruus-apina Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Either way that statistic of yours is incorrect. Even the article behind that link proves it. Besides I thought your problem was that the union were giving donations, not other billionaires.
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molinero3388 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
I find it strange that a bunch of Union's are listed but only one Company. I'm pretty sure if you added up the sum of all corporate contributions it would far out weigh what the Unions have contributed. Or individual billionaires for that matter...
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I only show the Koches because its the millionaires all the unions bitch about, even though all their spending combined dwarf theirs, as this chart shows.
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
He's right, what about other million and billionares? How much do they contribute to politics? This is far too slanted.
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molinero3388 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Unless I'm missing something...
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molinero3388 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I think its still not a fair comparison because you are only comparing the sum of the Union contributions vs. one millionaire not the sum of all millionaires contributions...
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XXtraPrince Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Since the Supreme Court ruled that money is speech, many years ago, cash rather than reason has ruled political discourse. The fact that this is the way it has to be doesn't make it any more palatable. Fact is, it takes money to get your political ideas before the electorate, and if you don't have any, you're invisible and inaudible.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, all speech does require money. How much did it cost the computer you're typing that reply with.
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XXtraPrince Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Grand and a half, but who's counting?
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, speech costs money, so in a way, it is speech.
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Ali-Radicali Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a meaningless comparison, since Koch industries only began funding elections in the nineties and has been steadily growing its contributions. Meanwhile labour unions, which had been funding campaigns long before '89, are currently on the decline.

If you take a large enough stretch of time, yes it's possible to depict Koch Industries as a harmless tiny fraction of total money spent. If you want to accurately depict the trend though, you realise that Koch's contributions are growing by a staggering amount, especially post-bush and post-citizens united (2009).
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ManOfSecrets Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Here's the difference between the Unions and the Koch Brothers: The Koch Brothers influence candidates to pass laws to disenfranchise 5 million Americans from voting with Voter ID Laws. These laws are designed to block young people, the elderly, the poor and minorities from voting. The Koch Brothers actively want to get rid of democracy so they and their corporate buddies can live well.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gasp. You mean to tell me that voter will have to prove that they are who they claim to be by showing them photo I.D. The horror! Think of all the trouble people are going to go through just to take their wallet out of their pocket and show their driver’s license to the folks at the voting booths. And what if these people don’t have photo I.D.? It’s not like people can just march on down to the DMV and obtain one. Oh wait…
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ManOfSecrets Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
That doesn't sound so bad if driver's licenses were considered valid forms of identification and they are not by those laws. Anyone can get a drivers license, rich or poor. If drivers licenses could be used, I wouldn't be bringing this up.
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avatarfan2012 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Used to work for Union trust me. It is nothing but the last hide out for the old school mafi mobster. Say something they disagree with or don't pay your dues. Fat Tony might have to come to your house or apartment to make you an offer you can't refuse.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice to see some insight from someone who was in the inside.
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Deadmeat553 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
by you definition the Koch brothers seem like pretty swell guys, I'd love the meet them some time. Jack ass.
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Deadmeat553 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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f14ace Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I once had a union fucker confront me at a a gas station and give me all kinds of crap about the Nissan I was driving. I live in the south and this asswipe had Michigan license plates on his car and a UAW sticker on the rear bumper. I told him to haul his fat yankee ass back up north of the Mason-Dixon line where it belongs.
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Tohokari-Steel Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
When my family lived in Michigan, my dad had a confrontation with the public union. He was a pastor of a local church and the congregation had volunteered to build a new wing. For some reason, this is got the attention of he Unions and they sent a guy over there and screamed, "THOSE ARE PUBLIC JOBS!"
My dad, rather calmly, pointed out that the job was done by normal people who volunteered for free to help the church reach out to the community.
The union worker could only continue screaming, "BUT THOSE ARE PUBLIC JOBS!"

And that's why when I refer to the Public Union, I use the term "thugs" immediately after saying "Union".
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Dweran Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
My heart bleeds for the Koch brothers.


No, wait; it doesn't. That's my brain bleeding from reading the sheer scale of unashamed corruption going on. "Political contributions" are just a polite version of bribery.

Democracy, so long; we hardly knew ye. This is a snapshot of the modern Federal Plutocracy, where anyone can have a say in the way the nation is run, as long as they can pay to play.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, well, if these figures are correct, it's not the Kochs we have to worry about.
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
That's not the point!
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Then what is?
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
What about other millionaire/billionaire donors to the republicans? You list so many unions but only one corporate donor, isn't that unfair? 
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly! For instance: www.humanevents.com/2013/03/11…
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
You are ignoring the issue that YOU are being slanted for not showing other corporate donors to the republicans
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They're all bought and sold.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Truth never fits the narrative.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It barely does.
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Volk-oseba Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
That's 1989-2010, not 2012...
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's not what the article says: [link]
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Volk-oseba Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
When I saw it, and when Steven Crowder took a screen cap of it here: [link] it said 2010.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
They must have changed it. Hell if I know. But what do you think of this in general.
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Volk-oseba Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
I think...

...your new icon is going to drive your political opposition nuts.


I like the chart too.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. It’s basically what happens to me when I’m exposed to too much moonbattery, like when I scan through the comment sections in places like the Huffington Post or Addicting Info or the Daily Kos. Want to really lose your faith in humanity? Read an article from the Buffalo Beast, followed by the comments. You’ll want to jump off the planet knowing there are so many libtarded moonbats out there.
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