Koch Brothers’ Products

Koch Brothers Products — We’re Surrounded.

If you have been following news about the Koch brothers, you might be curious as to which products they manufacture.

It turns out, the Koch Brothers, with a net worth of over $40 billion each, own stakes in a ton of industries like paper and wood products, chemicals, textiles, plastics, etc.

Here are a list of companies and industries in which the Koch brothers own a stake:

  • Paper Products: Angelsoft, Brawny, Dixie, Mardi Gras, Quilted Northern, Soft n Gentle, Sparkle, Vanity Fair
  • Wood: Georgia-Pacific (largest plywood manufacturer in US – also owns most of the paper companies above).
  • Textiles & Plastics: Polarguard, Stainmaster, Dacron, Lycra, CoolMax/SolarMax, Thermolite, and more.
  • Chemicals, Coal, & Oil: Crude oil processing, Flint Hills Resources, lots of other commodities handled.
  • Nitrogen: One more reason to make your own fertilizer – Koch Industries produces many synthetic fertilizers.

Those are just the best known brands – there’s many more on the list below. =(

Koch Brothers Products: Paper Products

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Georgia-Pacific owns all of the brands above, and also distributes paper towels, napkins and soap dispensing systems used in commerical settings. Some GP commercial toilet paper brands: Envision, Coronet®, SCA, Tork and Fort James. GP also produces Pacific Garden liquid soaps.

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Georgia-Pacific produces ink and office paper under the labels: Advantage, GP (including GP Harmon recycled papers), ImagePlus and the Spectrum® family of office paper products.

Koch Brothers Products: Wood

Georgia-Pacific is the largest manufacturer of plywood in the U.S.

Including Plytanium Plywood®, DryPly® plywood, Ply-Bead®.

Georgia-Pacific is one of the country’s largest suppliers of corrugated boxes and containers.

Various, numerous wood products, dimensional lumber and building materials: Blue Ribbon, Clutter Cutter, DensArmor Plus, DensDeck, DensGlass, DensShield® gypsum board, DryPly, Fireguard®, Grant Forest OSB Board, GP Lam, Hushboard, Nautilus, Ply-Bead, Plytanium, Southern Gold, Sta-Strait, Thermostat, ToughRock and Wood I Beam.

Koch Brothers Products: Textiles and Plastics

These are under the Koch Brothers brand Invista Products. Invista produces a large selection of products under this business, including polyethylene terephthalate (PET) polymers for carbonated soft drink, water, beer, juice, food and custom container applications. Production also includes polyester intermediate feedstocks, film products, fibers, and specialty polymers for a variety of applications, inlcuding PBT-based engineering polymer.

  • Stainmaster
  • Dacron
  • Lycra
  • CoolMax
  • SolarMax
  • Polarguard
  • Thermolite
  • Antron
  • Comforel fiberfill
  • DBE® dibasic esters
  • Tactel
  • Tactesse Carpet Fibers
  • Terathane
  • ADI-Pure®
  • Polyshield®
  • Polyclear®
  • Oxyclear™
  • Performa®
  • Cordura fabric
  • Supplex® Fabric
  • Somerelle® Bedding

Documentary: Koch Brothers Exposed


The full-length documentary starts with the background of the Koch brothers—their father started the empire with oil money earned in the Soviet Union. This is an updated edition of the documentary, showing the latest political contributions made by the Koch Brothers. It goes on to discuss their plans for eduction, their opposition to the minimum wage, their work to increase barriers to voting, their opposition to unions, and the environmental impact of their businesses.

Koch Brothers Products: Chemicals, Coal & Oil

Through its subsidiaries Koch operates refineries in Alaska, Minnesota and Texas, with a combined crude oil processing capacity of more than 800,000 barrels per day. Koch Industries owns or operates about 4,000 miles of pipelines that transport crude oil, refined petroleum products, natural gas liquids and chemicals. Koch Minerals and its affiliates are among the world’s largest dry-bulk commodity handlers, marketing and trading more than 40 million tons of coal, petcoke, cement and other related products annually. Flint Hills Resources produces about 9 billion pounds of building-block chemicals per year. Koch is a leading producer of paving and roofing asphalt. Koch Oil Sands Operating LLC has leases for 1.1 million acres of Alberta oil fields. Their Pine Bend, Minn. refinery is one of the largest single buyers and refiners of Canadian heavy oil. Source: www.kochind.com

Koch Industries Produces:

  • Gasoline
  • Diesel
  • Jet fuel
  • Naphtha
  • Asphalt
  • Fracking Chemicals
  • Benzene
  • Toluene
  • Metaxylene
  • Paraxylene
  • Orthoxylene
  • Cumene
  • Cycohexane
  • Heavy reformate
  • Pseudocumene
  • Sure Sol ® 100
  • Sure Sol ® 150
  • Purified Isophthalic Acid
  • Maleic Anhydride
  • Trimellitic Anhydride
  • Ethylene
  • Chemical Grade Propylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyethylene

“In Flint Hills Resources manufacturing plants, various hydrocarbon products are the basic feedstocks. At the refineries, the main feedstock is crude oil. The refineries produce a wide range of transportation fuels for motorists, truckers and the airline industry. In the olefins plants, the company processes natural gas liquids into ethylene and propylene. In the polymers plants, those two products are processed into various forms of olypropylene, which are key ingredients in products such as consumer and healthcare products, packaging and other plastic products. In the aromatics plant, products produced during the crude oil refining process become xylenes, cumenes and other light products. Those products are the building blocks for many other chemicals and plastics.” Source: www.fhrstage.fhr.com

Koch Carbon LLC and its affiliates globally trade and transport petroleum coke, coal, cement, pulp and paper, sulfur and other related commodities through a network of bulk import/export terminals in the United States and Europe. The C. Reiss Coal Company is a leading supplier of coal and related products typically used in industrial applications or to generate electricity.

Koch Exploration Company LLC and its affiliates acquire, develop and trade petroleum and natural gas properties in the United States, Canada and Brazil.

Koch Oil Sands Operating LLC has leases for 1.1 million acres of Alberta oil fields. The Koch’s are developing a bitumen recovery project known as the Dunkirk In Situ Project which is roughly 60 km West of the Fort McKay native community. Source: =The Globe & Mail.

Frac-Chem: is an oilfield chemical manufacturer & wholesale chemical supplier with an emphasis on hydraulic fracturing, stimulation and coil tubing chemistries.

Bernie Sanders Speaks About The Koch Brothers


In this 17-minute speech from 2014, Senator Sanders discusses the Koch Brothers and their influence on politics, which has only increased since the Citizens United decision eliminated limits on campaign spending. Sanders goes over the Koch brothers’ positions. Asks Sanders: “What do they want? Why are they spending so much money on politics? What do they stand for?” He focuses on the Koch Brothers’ desire to repeal security net programs like Social Security.

Koch Brothers Products: Pipelines

Koch Pipeline and its affiliates own or operate about 4,000 miles of pipelines that transport crude oil, refined petroleum products, natural gas liquids and chemicals. Koch Alaska Pipeline Company owns an approximate 3 percent interest in the Trans Alaska Pipeline System, as well as a has a 28 percent interest in Colonial Pipeline Company, owner and operator of the world’s largest-volume refined products pipeline.

Koch Brothers Products: Fertilizer

Koch Fertilizer and its affiliates have the capability to manufacture, market and distribute more than 10 million tons of nitrogen fertilizer products annually. They distribute to dealers, so their product has many a label. “Fertilizer today is an intensely industrial business more akin to oil refining or chemical production.” Source: www.kochind.com

Koch Brothers Products: Equipment

Koch-Glitsch and its affiliates are global leaders in the design, manufacture and installation of mass transfer and mist elimination equipment. The company’s products are found in refineries and chemical plants worldwide.

Koch Membrane Systems develops and manufactures membrane separation systems for a variety of applications worldwide, including membranes for microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis.

John Zink Hamworthy Combustion and its affiliates are global leaders in ultra-low emission process burners, boiler burners, duct burners, flares and thermal oxidizers. The companies are also global suppliers of flare gas/vapor recovery and vapor combustor systems.

Molex makes electronic connectors, sensors and other electronic gear.

What You Don’t Know About The Koch Brothers

Daniel Schulman, author of Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty, discusses the family’s history. In researching his book only Frederick Koch agreed to speak to him—Frederick isn’t involved in the family company and instead spends his time restoring homes. He also describes the 20-year series of lawsuits within the family—”one of the most brutal family feuds we’ve ever seen.”

Koch Brothers Products: Cattle

Koch Ag and Energy Solutions operates three ranches with a total of 15,000 head of cattle in Kansas, Montana, and Texas. “Matador Ranch in Texas offers a number of hunting packages that include first-class accommodations. Everything is provided to ensure an enjoyable experience.” Source: www.kochind.com

Koch Brothers Services

Koch Supply & Trading companies around the world trade and provide risk management services in crude oil; refined petroleum products; natural gas and gas liquids; gas, power and emissions;  industrial metals; and other commodities and financial instruments.

Optimized Process Designs LLC provides consulting, engineering, design, procurement, fabrication and construction services for the natural gas and gas processing industries worldwide. OPD has been the general contractor on some of the largest natural gas plants built in the U.S.

Koch Knight LLC and its affiliates are leaders in acid proof solutions. The companies offer construction, engineering and services through a global network of manufacturing and outsourcing facilities. Their products, made from state-of-the-art ceramics and plastic materials, are available worldwide.

Invista provides the resources and know how to deliver world-scale technology for licensing to a growing portfolio of technologies in the polyester, polyurethane and nylon value chains.

Koch Brothers European Brands

  • Colhogar®
  • Delica®
  • Demak’Up®
  • Inversoft®
  • Kitten Soft®
  • Lotus®
  • Moltonel®
  • Nouvelle®
  • Okay
  • Tenderly®
  • Tutto®

Source: kochind.com

Pollution by Koch Brothers Companies

Koch Industries emits 24 million metric tons of greenhouse gases a year. Koch Industries is the nation’s 13th largest polluter/emitter according to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Political Economy Research Institute. See detailed emissions breakdowns:  peri.umass.edu

Koch Industries spent a total of $37.9 million on oil and gas lobbying during 2006 to 2009. Source:  sourcewatch.org

According to the International Forum on Globalization, Charles and David Koch are America’s single largest source of private money for attacks against environmental protections. They have spent over $643 million to block or rollback legal protections for clean air, clean energy, clean water, and other environmental issues through sketchy scientific research, lobbying lawmakers, contributing to electoral candidates’ campaigns, media manipulation, etc. Source: kochcash

Petroleum coke (a byproduct of tar sands refining) has been irritating numerous residents in both Chicago and Detroit. Koch Carbon is storing enormous quantities of petroleum coke on the banks of Chicago’s Calumet River and Michigan’s Detroit River. The ever growing piles await processing, but refineries cannot keep up with the quantity. Source: thinkprogress

A routine aerial inspection found Koch Pipeline Co. spilled 400 gallons of crude oil in Texas in late October, 2013.

Environmental Charges Against Koch

November, 2014: the city of North Pole, Alaska filed suit against refinery owner Flint Hills Alaska Resources: “During the times that the defendants owned or operated the refinery, the defendants caused or allowed numerous and/or continuous releases of hazardous substances into the groundwater located beneath the refinery, and failed to contain or remediate the hazardous substances,” the lawsuit states. “Ultimately, these hazardous substances have migrated off the refinery property and have contaminated the groundwater down gradient of the refinery and within the city, including wells owned by the city and supplying drinking water to the city’s inhabitants. The presence of sulfolane contamination in the city’s groundwater has rendered that groundwater unfit for human consumption and endangers the public health or welfare, or fish, animals, vegetation or any other part of the natural habitat in which it is found,” the lawsuit states. Source: newsminer.com

December 2006: Flint Hill Resources fined nearly $16,000 by the EPA for 10 separate violations of the Clean Air Act at its Alaska oil refinery facilities, and required to spend another $60,000 on safety equipment needed to help prevent future violations. yosemite.epa.gov

May 2001: Koch Industries paid $25 million to the federal government to settle the federal lawsuit that found the company had improperly taken more oil than it had paid for from federal and Indian land. A federal jury found that Koch Industries had stolen oil from government and American Indian lands and had lied about its purchases more than 24,000 times. Source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_Industries

September 2000: A federal grand jury in Corpus Christi, Texas returned a 97-count indictment against Koch Industries Inc., Koch Petroleum Group for violating federal clean air and hazardous waste laws, due to the release of at least 91 metric tons of uncontrolled, untreated carcinogenic benzene. In April 2001, the company reached a $20 million settlement in exchange for admitting to covering up environmental violations at its refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas. Source: justice.gov

March 2000: Koch petroleum which operates a refinery in Rosemount, Minn., was sentenced to pay a $6 million criminal fine and pay an additional $2 million in remediation costs. This is the largest federal environmental fine ever paid in Minnesota. Koch admitted that it negligently discharged 200,000 – 600,000 gallons of aviation fuel into a wetland and an adjoining waterway. In addition, their way of recovering the fuel (a year and a half later) destroyed a portion of the surrounding ecosystem and wildlife habitat. In a separate offense, Koch dumped a million gallons of wastewater with high ammonia content on the ground between November 1996 and March 1997 and also increased its flow of wastewater into the Mississippi River on weekends when no one monitored discharges. These actions allowed Koch to circumvent the weekly monitoring and reporting requirements of its wastewater discharge permit. The case was investigated by EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division, the FBI and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and was prosecuted by the U. S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota. Source: www.ehso.com

January 2000: Koch Pipeline agreed to a $35 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department and the State of Texas as fines for the firm’s three hundred oil spills (300 million gallons) in Texas and five other states going back to 1990. Source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_Industries

August 1996: Koch’s Sterling butane pipeline had a leak in Lively, Texas, on August 24, 1996. Two teenagers on the way to report the leak drove into the unseen butane cloud, and were killed when the gas exploded and burned. The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that severe external pipeline corrosion was the cause of the failure. Source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_Industries

Koch Brothers: Climate Change Denial

A March 2010 Greenpeace report shows that Koch Industry foundations have contributed (2005-2008) nearly $25 million to organizations that oppose clean energy and climate policy. That does not include oil and gas lobbying of $37.9 million. For more info on Koch Industries’ funding of Climate Denial Groups — Source: GreenPeace’s report “Koch Industries Funding the Climate Denial Machine” pdf at greenpeace.org

In the August, 2010 New York Magazine article ‘Covert Operations,‘ oil tycoon David Koch was quoted as saying, global warming will be a good thing for the planet and will help “support enormously more people because a far greater land area will be available to produce food.” Source: newyorker.com

Koch Brothers: Revenue

  • Koch Industries brings in $115 billion in revenue annually.
  • Charles Koch has a net worth of over $42 billion.
  • David Koch also has a net worth of $42 billion. The Koch brothers’ combined net worth is $84 billion.
  • Charles Koch has called the recent push to raise the minimum wage ‘an obstacle to prosperity’. forbes

Koch Brothers: Voting Rights

Since the Citizen’s United decision, corporations can now attempt to influence their employees’ votes. The Koch Brothers jumped on that band wagon right away and mailed out lists of Koch supported candidates to their 50,000 employees during the last election. See info and a copy of a recommended election packet at thenation.com

Koch Brothers: University Affairs

They give as long as they can pick the teachers. See “Billionaire’s role in hiring decisions at Florida State University raises questions” at tampabay.com

Not Just Florida State…Utah, West Virginia, etc… Source: insidehighered.com

The Mercatus Center is a conservative Think Tank at George Mason University’s Arlington campus. It is a university-based research center that makes its research findings available to the media and public policy makers. According to GreenPeace the Mercatus Center has received over 10 million dollars worth of funding from the Koch Brothers. Mercatus also fights environmental regulation, opposes clean energy legislation and lobbys to prevent curbs on industrial pollution. Sources: greenpeace.orgmercatus.org

List of Koch Organizations

  • Koch Family Foundations
  • Koch Network
  • Freedom Partners
  • Americans for Prosperity
  • American Encore
  • 60 Plus
  • Generation Opportunity
  • Knowledge and Progress Fund
  • DonorsTrust
  • Donors Capital
  • TC4 Trust

Koch Brothers Oppose Electric Cars


This report from the show The Young Turks explains that the Koch Brothers are backing a new organization trying to stop the rising tide of electric vehicle adoption. This would hurt petroleum producers like the Koch Brothers. The group is likely to run ads attacking the subsidies given to electric cars.

Written by Keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. Keiren originally founded Inspiration Green in 2007, which merged with Insteading in 2016.

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  1. Thank you for printing this on Facebook. I have tried to avoid buying anything they produce as they are such slime-balls, but I didn’t know about some of their products. I will try to get this out to as many people as I can. Thanks, again.

  2. maybe we should be getting stores like target to boycott koch products instead of focusing on individuals? how would we do it?

  3. More difficult maybe, but perhaps a little closer to home might be to boycott stores which carry the products as well. Additional impetus.

  4. I have come to believe that not buying the products by a minimal segment of the population would be but a drop in the bucket of their total operation. They wouldnt feel it. Better to organize and hit them where it counts more: the rules and regulations and legislation that controls corporations. Other than that would just be a waste of time. Repeal Citizens United.

  5. I fear corporations like walmart are, or may start playing political games with other corporations in the market. I hate the welfare walmart and other corporation take and have to subsidies low wages to employees. Walmart owners profit $9 billion a year, employ people at minimum wage and government needs to supply workers with food stamps to make up differance then walmart get subsidied by government for those food stamps being used in their stores by some of thier OWN employees. Pitiful we as country continue to allow corporations to continue to do this. Not to mention the oil subsidies also.

  6. The Koch brothers have many material things, and are aquainted with many people, but all are bought. If they lost their things and money, they would never have a true friend.

  7. Gee… these are all realy cheap low-quality products. There wasn’t a single thing on this list that I buy ever. I don’t even have a car, so I’m on top of that too.

  8. There’s also an App that helps identify koch brothers products.

    Ahh, here it is.

    ‘Buycott’ is the apps name.

    Apparently it’ll let you avoid monsanto as well.

  9. This seems to be a difficult thing for people to see but, PLASTIC IS EVERYWHERE! Make it your personal campaign to not buy products packaged in plastic as much as possible. Don’t buy popular name brands. The more popular; The more poisonous. We all need to wake up and start boycotting everything that is connected to big business, particularly natural resources. ALL PLASTIC is made from the same oil that goes into your gas tank.

  10. Spreading the word of the damage that mega corporations are doing to our planet is our second highest priority.

    Primary to that is dragging our legislators off of the merry-go-’round of elective service and private sector ‘service’ on K Street and back again.

  11. Thanks for the list. I’m not going to buy Koch Bro. products. If everyone did the same they would feel it.

  12. I wonder how many NO GMO!!! supporters are aware of the big bucks the Koch brothers spent on the Romney campaign? A the very least a whopping 400 million. Google it…information is out there.

    Rest assured they will do the same for the next Republican Candidate…for many reasons…. MEGA BILLIONS of reasons!

  13. What no one seems to understand is that corps. support the government and the government supports corps. They work for each other and rule the world. We the people have no say anymore. Democrat or Republican is just a title to get elected these days, they are one in the same. They are politicians and nothing more. They should all be fired and we need to start over. Not one of them has the country’s best interest in mind, only their own. Until we get rid of the establishment we can expect the same.

  14. Right is right and wrong is wrong no matter who commits the wrong regardless of the color of the wrong doer. Believe it nor, you and George Zimmerman will stand before GOD to give account for this inhumane act. Man has set him free, but he cannot escape the judgment of God, as He knows the heart of man. I plan to never buy anymore of the Koch products.

  15. Koch brothers will stand in hell with their money in their hands as they burn eternally. what good will their money be to them then?

  16. I WILL SCREAM IT FROM THE ROOF TOP NEVER BUY KOCH PRODUCTS. EVERYTIME YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES I HOPE YOU SEE TRAYVON AND THAT HOLE IN HIS HEART. A BUNCH OF IDIOTS WITH MONEY SAD!!!

  17. I had been targeting Monsanto and GMO’s to avoid. I appreciate the information on the businesses the Koch Bros. are behind. There is an app for your phone called boycott and you can scan barcodes to make sure it is not a company that you are trying to avoid.

  18. Every time I am in the store buying paper towels, toilet paper, etc I say out loud something like ‘now let me see, I don’t want that brand, it’s made by those horrible Koch brothers. I think I’ll buy this one, it’s not a Koch product etc, etc’.

  19. Our household gave up all paper products 12 years ago, and we’ve done fine. No toilet paper, except for guests, no paper towels, the only paper we use is in our printer. Easy.

  20. How many people do they employ? How much of their tax money goes to support welfare recipients? True they hire lobbyist’s, but isn’t there lobbyist’s in Obama’s cabinet? Yes, yes there is at least 30 lobbyist’s. Global warming is now proven to be fake. Temperatures and crazy weather are the result of the magnetic pole shift, not global warming. If the Koch brothers were Democrats, this site wouldn’t exist. Many Democrat billionaires hire lobbyist’s and own businesses that pollute our air, but you ignore them, because they agree with your stupid communist ideology. The truth is that foreign bankers own our government and you morons are distracted by shiny objects!

  21. Always funny to see the ramblings of typical left wingers who don’t have much going on in life. And yet you worship your democrat gods including the wealthy ones who also own businesses that sell out like your hated Koch brothers. Losers.

  22. I just want to personally thank the Koch brothers for their contribution to American politics. Funny thing the harder you work the luckier you seem to get.

    Keep it up let’s get another republican in the White House.

  23. THEIR SOLE EXISTENCE IS TO DO AS MUCH’EVIL’ AND ‘CONTROL’ AS MANY AS POSSIBLE..WHILE ON THIS EARTH..THAT IS THEIR MISSION..

  24. The Koch Brothers have funded the new fountains outside the Metropolitan Museum Of Art on 5th Avenue in New York City. The museum is free to enter, although they post an admission price of $12.00, in small print it says ‘suggested’. Many people don’t see the ‘suggested’ and pay. When visiting the museum why not tell everyone in line with you that admission is really free and that they should not give their money to an institution that takes money from the Kochs. When the ticket giver asks for your ‘suggested’ donation, please inform them that you do not support institutions that take money from the Kochs.

  25. Wow, what these two scum billionaires do to our economy, environment, politics and everything else. We should boycott all their products.

  26. Remember the Law of Returns: what you give out you get back. Or ‘karma’. These folks think they’ve made it big. They WILL make it a huge FALL. Just give it time.

  27. Koch Industries employs more than 100,000 people and produces more than just gas, jet fuel, heating oil, ethanol and asphalt (in roads and roofing material), it also produces products for homes and offices like paint, stains, carpets, wood, furniture materials including stuffing, plastics parts for printers and computers including screens, plastic milk and drink bottles, other food containers, paper for your printer, toilet, face, kitchen, glass windows for your museum, or skyscraper, connectors and parts for your cell phone, including IPhone (15% of subsidiary Molex income is from Apple, Inc)…..Yes, I’m with you, boycott, boycott, boycott buildings with glass, boycott IPhones, boycott gasoline, check your furniture, your car…a Koch brother finger print may be on it! Bruha-ha-ha….

  28. This complete garbage. I am trying figure out what value the fools that are so hellbent against the Koch brothers and their products have contributed to society. The only thing that they do well is complaining, and using devices, appliances, and creature comforts that generate an equal amount of waste. The typical liberal is pathetic.

  29. Thanks for the list. We will do what we can to boycott Koch Brothers and do business only with its competitors. The effect by individuals could be small but a bit is a bit.

    If nobody makes these small changes, nothing will happen. If many people contribute, we have a better chance–to survive as human race.

  30. The United States Justice Department needs to file charges against the Koch brothers for treason. They have attempted to circumvent our democratic process.

  31. It’ s totally disgusting that one family can own so much and influence our democracy too! What does this family have to be angry about? They have it all and still greedily want more,they’re disgusting excuses for human beings! The People must boycott as many industries or product they can possibly do without now before they destroy our Country by destroying our democracy so they can do whatever they want to without accountability and with impunity!

  32. …the United States of America

    I encourage people to make $ and speak their mind. But anyone who thinks the Tea Party and the Koch brothers are good for the country, truly isn’t paying attention.

    They own or have influence over every single aspect of our lives. It’s actually impossible to boycott them because they have their fingers in so many pies, and at their level, they set rates for almost everything you use.

    Their biggest accomplishment, though, is how many people they’ve brainwashed into believing that if you have money, you’re motivated, intelligent and know what’s best for others and the country…and of course if you aren’t one of the richest 3% (or think you are), you’re lazy, uneducated and haven’t had an intelligent thought in your lifetime. Be careful! You could be on the other side of things in the blink of an eye.

    There’s an old saying – to control people, keep them poor and stupid. The sad truth is, if you believe these guys are good for you or the country, then they’ve accomplished their goal.

    Good luck to us all!

  33. What is clear to me when reading many of these comments is that most of the people ‘Complaining’ or wanting to ‘Boycott’ this company and the extremely intelligent men who run it is that they are very UN-intelligent.. so, as you enter the museum you want to tell everyone you don’t support them, yet you ARE entering it. You are supporting it just by being there. A perfect example of someone complaining about what the wealthy have while taking advantage of what they have given. Shut up and enjoy your museum, for free if you like. You won’t buy their products but you will buy some other Major industrial company’s product, making them Billionaires. I guess it is true, you can’t fix stupid. I dare any of you to try and go out into the business world and make billions. It’s hard, you have to be extremely sharp, hardworking and want to work for what you have. Keep that in mind when you decide to be on the other side of the fence which means you are lazy, want something for nothing, feel you are entitled to benefits you have not earned and expect someone else to do the heavy lifting so you can have a ‘good life’. I say shut up and get a job, i hear Koch Industries is looking to hire!

  34. SSK wrote, ‘What is clear to me when reading many of these comments is that most of the people ‘Complaining’ or wanting to ‘Boycott’ this company and the extremely intelligent men who run it is that they are very UN-intelligent..’

    Your feeble insult of people of conscience is typical of a person without ethics or morals. You probably work for the Koch Brothers.

    The Koch brothers may be smart or maybe just lucky, but who cares? What is a concern is they use their wealth to achieve their self-serving ends at great cost to our society.

  35. Questions:

    $100 B/yr revenue; how much of that is profit?

    How much do they pay in taxes (fed, state)?

    Does it matter how much they make as long as they contribute proportionately to building and maintaining national infrastructure (not just what they use for their factories, refineries, etc.), the Navy that protects their commerce, the health and well being of our people and the education of future generations to serve our communties and country?

    Also, do they give any reason why they shouldn’t clean up after themselves without having to be prosecuted and hauled into court?

  36. Does anyone else feel like a serf serving the Koch overlords? Why can’t we kick down their doors and drag them into the streets?

  37. Isn’t it nice to know that two ‘men’ who made so much money in the United States hate their country so much? Such evil, malevolent, vile, greedy, avaricious, fascist traitors.

  38. The Mafia, motorcycle clubs, Russian Mafia, and many other criminal organizations work very hard for what they have, and many of their leaders are brilliant. Are you fans of theirs too?

    The criticisms of the Koch suckers are that they are using this wealth to destroy the ecology, oppress the American people, bribe congress on a large scale, and essentially purchase the rights to rule the US as a dictatorship. Their gambit in congress of late is just the tip of the iceberg. Admiring hard work and intelligence is one thing, supporting such individuals in committing crimes on a vast scale is something different entirely.

  39. If our politicians were not for sale then Koch Industries would have no influence, but that is the game that the politicians play and we get mad at the individuals who have the money to play. 50,000 employees is a big economic boost to our economy if they were as evil as people say they are, they would have robots doing all the work by now. I will join the boycott if anyone can prove to me that 1 year or 1 month or even 1 day, hour, minute or second has been taken from the earths future and show me how much time we have left. When I was a kid it was global cooling now it’s global warming but the earth keeps chugging along.

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