A Des Moines small business, Koch Brothers of Iowa, has suffered union protests and a death threat. Their sin is a name similar to the global energy conglomerate Koch Industries. Stupid unions and lefties have mistaken them for the billionaires who support conservative and Republican causes.
(Des Moines Register) — A case of mistaken identity has entangled a small family-owned Des Moines company in union protests and led to a death threat.
Angry callers are mistaking Koch Brothers, a Des Moines office supply firm, with the brothers who own Koch Industries, the global energy conglomerate. Billionaires Charles and David Koch have fought Wisconsin unions, financed the tea party and opposed climate change rules.
Dutch Koch, president of the Des Moines company, wants everyone to know he’s not one of those Koch brothers, and he’s not politically active.