Monday, September 8, 2014

Meet the Koch sisters

The AFL-CIO is launching a new ad campaign featuring two women whose last name is Koch, but are nothing like the Koch brothers who are trying to turn the United States into a feudal serfdom. They are middle-class workers who object to the Koch brothers' attempt to purchase the U.S. government.

The Huffington Post reports,
The "Koch Sisters" campaign features Joyce Koch and Karen Koch, two women who are not actually sisters, but who share the same last name. Karen Koch, 51, teaches in the business department of Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. Joyce Koch, 71, is a retired social worker in Lumberton, New Jersey. 
The campaign profiles the two women in ads set to air in battleground states and on cable news. There's also a website that draws a sharp contrast between the billionaires and the two middle-aged women. 
Trading off lines, the two Kochs open one of the videos saying, "We're not sisters, but we're sisters in spirit. We're not related to the Koch brothers, those right-wing billionaires. We're just two average women who have raised families and have worked hard all our lives." 
“For years, the Koch Brothers have epitomized how corporations and the super-rich have tried to systematically destroy our democracy,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a statement. “Today, they’re finally meeting their match.”
Take a look.