Fighting “Koch Addiction”: Anti-special Interest Bus Tour Hits the Capitol
The Patriot Majority Bus Tour made a stop Friday at the State Capitol as part of the effort of working women and men to expose the billionaire Koch brothers, who have pumped more than $400 million in political contributions to tilt the playing field against the middle class.
(At left) Flanked by foes of Proposition 32, the deceptive Special Exemptions Act that masquerades as political reform, Sacramento City Teachers Association President Scott Smith tells reporters that the measure would make it impossible for educators to advocate effectively for smaller class sizes, more funding for schools, and higher educational standards.
Derek Cressman, of California Common Cause, noted that Koch money is behind Proposition 32, the Special Exemptions Act. Cressman pointed out that the Proposition, disguised as campaign reform, will further tilt the political playing field in favor of wealthy special interests, which outspend unions and working women and men by a ratio of 15 to 1 already.