Liberals would love to wipe their bums with David and Charles Koch, the conservative businessmen who help fund and elevate conservative causes, like the Tea Party. Well, turns out they can…
The Koch brothers have been knocked by the left for lavishing millions of dollars on conservative lawmakers and causes, and the men are now under fire for donating $43,000 to Wisconsin’s union-busting governor, Scott Walker, and funding anti-union protests in the state.
With all the political back-and-forth surrounding the brothers, one can forget the economics behind the men: Charles and David Koch own what Forbes magazine described as the second largest privately owned company in the nation.
While most of Koch Industries revolves around energy and gas—including pipelines in Texas and Oklahoma, and refineries in Mississippi—it also owns the Georgia-Pacific paper company, which makes a bevy of popular products, like the following:
Angel Soft toilet paper
Brawny paper towels
Dixie plates, bowls, napkins and cups
Mardi Gras napkins and towels
Quilted Northern toilet paper
Soft ‘n Gentle toilet paper
Vanity Fair napkins
Those who are adamantly against the Koch brothers and their politics could, of course, show their disdain by avoiding these products, but that doesn’t mean your privates will still be safe from public machinations.
The nation’s other largest paper company, Kimberly-Clark, which produces Kleenex, Kotex, Cottonelle, Depends and Scott paper towel, to name a few, is run by a man named Thomas Falk.
Falk has previously donated to John Cornyn, the Republican Senator who once likened same-sex marriage to tying the knot with a box turtle, regularly assails a woman’s right to choose and in 2005 voted against increased funding for armored vehicles for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
From breastfeeding to going to the bathroom, the electoral system seems to find itself into our every nook and cranny. Especially the crannies.