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Statler, Waldorf and Scooter.Evil muppet billionaires David and Charles Koch own the Koch Industries megacorporation, and most of the employees of that conglomerate got written instructions from the Koch Bros. listing the candidates and measures to vote for. That’s illegal! Put the Koch Brothers in prison for CRIMES against AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, quick, before they hobble away slowly! Here is what The Nation found out: “On the eve of the November midterm elections, Koch Industries sent an urgent letter to most of its 50,000 employees advising them on whom to vote for and warning them about the dire consequences to their families, their jobs and their country should they choose to vote otherwise.” Wow, so what happened to the Koch Industries’ employees who didn’t vote for the Republican/Tea Party slate? Were their families tortured?

The workers also got an exciting free issue of the Koch Brothers’ political newsletter, “full of alarmist right-wing propaganda.”

But wait, guess what? It’s not illegal anymore, to do this. Thanks to the current right-wing Supreme Court, it’s totally okay to twist your employees’ arms and make them vote for the interests of billionaires:

Legal experts interviewed for this story called the blatant corporate politicking highly unusual, although no longer skirting the edge of legality, thanks to last year’s Citizens United Supreme Court decision, which granted free speech rights to corporations.

Huzzah! You can go about your way, Koch Brothers. After all, you bought that Supreme Court! [The Nation]

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