There are probably no bigger villains in the eyes of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement than David and Charles Koch, a.k.a. the Koch Brothers.
The two wealthy industrialists are rather famous/infamous for using their massive checkbooking abilities to create and support groups that advocate conservative and libertarian causes, such as corporate deregulation, low taxes and limited government. (So, basically everything with which the "99%" doesn't agree).
But, the big problem voiced by liberals is that because the Kochs own the second largest privately held company in the United States -- and produce everyday products that range from brand-named paper goods to Lycra, which is used in most yoga pants -- a trip to the store can end up financially benefiting those who they oppose politically.
Enter Darcy Burner, a Democrat candidate running for Congress in Washington (the state).
Darcy recent gave a speech in which she purposed and even presented a mocked-up interface for a smartphone app that would tell the users if a product was produced by the Koch brothers.
Of course, the app is still only theoretical, but as Darcy told reporters, "I've found that if you pitch an idea in front of 2,400 very smart bloggers, usually they'll make it happen."
So, expect the new liberal digital accessory to be an app to help avoid conservative-produced goods while shopping.
We'd like to point out that the app is based on the very principles of free-market capitalism in that it punishes business and businessmen by not purchasing their products, but we're not sure if the Occupy kids would like that.
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