The Great War On Koch Industries

September 22, 2010 06:06

The war on Koch Industries is just another gangster government attack on free enterprise and free speech. Is the White House now targeting a dissident company with the tax code? Sure looks that way, given a menacing reference to Koch Industries from an anonymous official to its trusted media allies.

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‘The private Wichita, Kan.-based conglomerate, which operates ranches, drills oil, runs pulp and paper mills, and creates specialized textiles for athletes, among other activities, is owned by two brothers, David and Charles, who openly fund free-market causes. And that, apparently, was enough to draw White House attention to their company’s tax structure.’

First, it smacks of the smear tactics taught by community organizer and Barack Obama mentor Saul Alinsky. By singling out Koch, the White House appears to be making the company victim No. 1 of the “pick a target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it” method that Alinsky used to silence an opponent.

‘As they were taking direct fire from the White House, the Koches were subjects of poorly sourced and innuendo-filled articles in pro-Obama publications such as the New Yorker and the New York Times, all making the brothers the new bogeymen.’

‘Obama supporters showed they’re capable of such vindictiveness in 2008, when some conducted illegal record searches on Joe Wurzelbacher, the plumber who asked embarrassing questions of Obama on the campaign trail.’

‘Instead, they seem obsessed with silencing the political activities of a company simply exercising its rights of free speech.’


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