Koch Brothers Pay Off Legislators to Fight Fighting Climate Change

When President Obama rolled out his climate strategy last week, he made a point to sidestep Congress and take executive action — and with good reason. A two-year study conducted by the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University offers some insight into how Charles and David Koch have helped systematically derail climate legislation on Capitol Hill.

Using Americans For Prosperity, a conservative group they bankroll, the Koch brothers have convinced scores of Republicans in Congress not to vote for any climate legislation unless it’s “accompanied by an equivalent amount of tax cuts.”

via Koch Brothers Pledge Helped Kill Climate Change Legislation: Report.

It’s not even a hiding thing any more.  They are straight up saying…vote against this stuff and we fund you….vote for it and we primary your ass.    The vast majority of the GOP is completely beholden to these asshats.

Record heat waves again this summer too, for those paying attention.

Anti-Labor Governor Scott Walker watches job creation go from 11th to 44th

MADISON — New quarterly figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Thursday showed Wisconsin has dropped to 44th in the nation for creating private sector jobs, a ranking Republicans lawmakers say is deceiving and Democrats contend is the result of Gov. Walker’s failed economic strategy.

The data covered the year that ended in September, and reflected a recent steady decline. Wisconsin ranked 42nd for the year that ended in June, and 37th for the year that ended in March 2012.

The report, based on a survey of 96 percent of all public and private American non-farm employers, said other Midwestern states are performing better than Wisconsin. Indiana ranked 11th, Michigan 13th and Ohio 24th.

via Wisconsin drops to 44th in private sector job creation – Leader-Telegram: Daily Updates.

Weird…turns out being hostile to workers and a great fellator of Koch’s doesn’t create actual real jobs.