In case its employees had forgotten themselves amongst all the campaign upheaval these past few months, Koch Industries sent all 45,000 workers at its subsidiary, Georgia-Pacific, a list of Koch-friendly candidates.
Surprise! They’re Republican.
AlterNet obtained a copy of the letter sent to a Georgia-Pacific retiree, written by Koch Industries President and COO Dave Robertson:
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 50,000 U.S. employees and contractors may suffer the consequences, including higher gasoline prices, runaway inflation and other ills.
I want to emphasize two things about these lists: First and foremost, we believe that any decision about which candidate to support is -- as always -- yours and yours alone, based on factors that are most important to you. Second, we do not support candidates based on their political affiliation. We evaluate them on who is the most market-based and willing to support economic freedom for the benefit of society as a whole.
In other words, the decision is “yours and yours alone, based on factors that are most important to you” but if you “want to spend hundreds of billions in borrowed money…for a few favored cronies”, then vote Democrat.
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