March 27, 2014 by Jan Stone
Can’t make this stuff up. Who would believe it?
Excerpted in part from Organizing for Action:
This should humiliate anyone who’s ever been associated with the Koch Bros. or has pride in our country: One of their anti-Obamacare groups is going to college campuses, giving away free booze to try to bribe young folks out of getting health insurance. [Ethics come to mind anyone?]
Let them spend their millions on sick pranks like that. Whether they like it or not, they’re losing this debate, all because of the work we’re doing operates within the boundaries of INTEGRITY and FACTS. We’re the group that’s capable of putting these groups in their place.
Despite the millions of dollars the Koch Bros. have spent, more than 5 million Americans have already signed up for private plans through the health insurance marketplace.
We’re beating them through one-on-one conversations, helping people get the facts about getting covered, and dismantling the lies these groups are spreading about health care reform.
No matter what change we’re fighting for, it seems like the Koch brothers have always been on the other side.
Our track record is pretty damn good. We’ve shown we can beat them, because we’re building something bigger, stronger, and smarter than just a pile of money.
We’ll never be able to go toe-to-toe with their checkbook―and we don’t need to, because we have a much more powerful tool in the hundreds of thousands of Americans standing up to make their voices heard.
That’s what makes us different, and it’s what makes these fundraising deadlines, like the one coming up on Monday, so important.
Your donation matters— $4 today would help the Monday deadline more than words can say. If you can’t, because unlike the Koch Bros. we pay LOTS of personal taxes, spreading the word is infinitely appreciated. So please email, blog, tweet, use any social media at your disposable to share the Koch Bros. tactics. If you do have $4, here’s where to send it:
Our children and grandchildren will read about this in history books long after we’re gone. Let’s make sure there’s a political party they can feel pride being associated with, not to mention one we can feel proud to represent.
The Republicans will talk about handouts for those underserving of what they define as help. All from their Christian pedestal. We wish they would learn the word empathy and understand the concept of facts. What a huge difference those two concepts would make.