It has become increasingly clear that Koch Industries is the money source behind the 2010 GOP landslide as well as behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, their favored Tea Party candidate.Koch Industries wants to end the strong and decades old public employees’ unions.For 30 years the GOP has mounted a concerted effort (and with extraordinary success) to get rid of unions around the country.  Their target is now public employees’ unions, as we see in Wisconsin, Florida, Michigan, Ohio and other states.Think Progress reported a few days ago that:Koch Industries is a major player in Wisconsin: Koch owns a coal company subsidiary with facilities in Green Bay, Manitowoc, Ashland and Sheboygan; six timber plants throughout the state; and a large network of pipelines in Wisconsin. While Koch controls much of the infrastructure in the state, they have laid off workers to boost profits. At a time when Koch Industries owners David and Charles Koch awarded themselves an extra $11 billion of income from the company, Koch slashed jobs at their Green Bay plant:Officials at Georgia-Pacific said the company is laying off 158 workers at its Day Street plant because out-of-date equipment at the facility is being replaced with newer, more-efficient equipment. The company said much of the new, papermaking equipment will be automated. […] Malach tells FOX 11 that the layoffs are not because of a drop in demand. In fact, Malach said demand is high for the bath tissue and napkins manufactured at the plant.Koch Industries was one of the biggest contributors to Walker’s gubernatorial campaign, funneling $43,000 over the course of last year. In return, Koch front groups are closely guiding the Walker agenda. The American Legislative Exchange Council, another Koch-funded group, advised Walker and the GOP legislature on its anti-labor legislation and its first corporate tax cuts.It’s time to send a message to the Koch Brothers and Koch Industries that they cannot treat American citizens this way and still expect us to support their products:Koch Industry Gasoline:ChevronUnionUnion 76ConocoKoch Industry/Georgia-Pacific Products:Angel Soft toilet paperBrawny paper towelsDixie plates, bowls, napkins and cupsMardi Gras napkins and towelsQuilted Northern toilet paperSoft ‘n Gentle toilet paperSparkle napkinsVanity fair napkinsZee napkinsKoch Industry/Invista Products:COMFOREL® fiberfillCOOLMAX® fabricCORDURA® fabricDACRON® fiberPOLYSHIELD® resinSOLARMAX® fabricSOMERELLE® bedding productsSTAINMASTER® carpetSUPPLEX® fabricTACTEL® fiberTACTESSE® carpet fiberTERATE® polyolsTERATHANE® polyether glycolTHERMOLITE® fabricPHENREZ® resinPOLARGUARD® fiber andLYCRA® fiberGeorgia Pacific Building productsDense Armor Drywall and DeckingToughArmor Gypsum boardGeorgia pacific Plytanium PlywoodFlexrockDensglass sheathingG/P Industrial plasters (some products used by a lot of crafters)-Agricultural PlasterArts

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