|The bloated billionaire and his trophy wife.|
Koch is the 49th richest person in the world and possibly Public Enemy No. 1 for working families. Koch and his brother Charles fund the vast conspiracy to destroy organized labor and reduce America to a low-wage society. That's pretty much why he was booed, even though he gave the ballet $2.5 million.
Koch nurtures a vast network of goons who earn comfortable livings attacking wage earners. He funds a couple of nasty think tanks like Americans for Prosperity and the Cato Institute. They busily concoct attacks on government workers and misleading arguments in support of right-to-work-for-less laws.
Twice a year, Koch gathers his network of billionaires and anti-union thugs, er, journalists and political operatives, at lavish resorts. There they secretly map out their plans to destroy the middle class. It's safe to assume that trashing government workers and eliminating unions was high on their agenda. Ever since Koch pampered and flattered the journalists at luxurious retreats, they've been relentlessly hostile toward public employee unions and enthusiastically supportive of right-to-work-for-less laws. They include Glenn Beck (well, he's not a journalist, but none of them are, really), Charles Krauthammer of the Washington Post, syndicated columnist Michael Barone, Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal and Ramesh Ponnuru of the National Review.
The past few days offer a wee sample of Koch's success. On Sunday, the Plain Dealer reported that Ohio politicians want to eliminate binding arbitration for cops and firefighters. On Monday, the Detroit News reported that Michigan's new governor, Rick Snyder, may cut public employee benefits and salaries to reduce
It goes on and on and on. Koch should consider himself lucky that he only got booed.