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Koch Industries and Buying Government

Oil refineries, Brawny paper towels, Mardi-Gras napkins, Angel Soft, Quilted Northern, Stainmaster carpet, Georgia Pacific lumber, formaldehyde manufacturing, Lycra, Dixie cups, Freedom Works, Americans For Prosperity and the GOP.

What do all of these things have in common? They all are owned/heavily funded by the Koch brothers of Koch Industries.

Aside from the fact that I personally believe that corporations are dipping their hands into too many industries, what bothers me the most is that corporations are dipping into our government. “For the People, By the People”, not “For the Corporations, By the Corporations”.

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Michigan Republicans Keeping the Batshit Craze Alive

Have ya heard? Republican Michigan governor Rick Snyder, along with the state's Republican house and senate, have passed a controversial bill that allows the governor to dissolve the elected governments of Michigan's towns and cities, replacing them with unaccountable "emergency financial managers" who can eliminate services, merge or eliminate school boards, and lay off or renegotiate unionized public employees without recourse. Republican senator Jack Brandenburg -- who supported the measure -- calls it "financial martial law."

Local governments are subject to electoral recall by residents, these “managers” who the governor appoints will only have to answer to the state legislature. The “managers” will be able to govern as they see fit.

WHAT!?!?! Seriously?! How….undemocratic!

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