It's hardly a surprise that billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are supporting Romney in the upcoming election, but their efforts to persuade tens of thousands employees to do the same is curious to say the least. Koch Industries subsidiary Georgia Pacific recently sent out a "voter information packet" to its 45,000 employees with all kinds of helpful information like who's running, who's a Republican and how to vote for those Republicans. We're only exaggerating a little bit.
Nonprofit political magazine In These Times got ahold of the Georgia Pacific voter info packet and just published a report on what's inside. To put it simply, the handout literally gave employees a list of whom to vote for in the upcoming election. "At the request of many employees, we have also provided a list of candidates in your state that have been supported by Koch companies or by KOCHPAC, our employee political action committee," reads the particular flier. Mitt Romney is at the top of the list. A copy of an anti-Obama editorial written by Charles Koch and pro-Romney editorial written by David Koch is also included. If Obama is reelected, one of the letters in the packet reads, "then many of our more than 50,000 U.S. employees and contractors may suffer the consequences, including higher gasoline prices, runaway inflation, and other ills."
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