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Citizen Koch (2013)

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A documentary that follows the money behind the rise of the Tea Party.


Carl Deal, Tia Lessin


Carl Deal, Tia Lessin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David H. Koch ... Self - Founder, Americans for Prosperity
Charles G. Koch ... Self - Founder, Americans for Prosperity
Scott Walker ... Self - Governor, Wisconsin
Floyd Abrams Floyd Abrams ... Self - Argued in Support of Citizens United
Ellen Weintraub ... Self - Chair, Federal Election Commission
Trevor Potter ... Self - Former Chair, Federal Election Commission
Russ Feingold Russ Feingold ... Self - Former Senator, Wisconsin
Bob Edgar Bob Edgar ... Self - Former Representative, Pennsylvania
Buddy Roemer Buddy Roemer ... Self - Former Governor, Louisiana
Mike McCabe Mike McCabe ... Self - Executive Director, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
Lee Fang Lee Fang ... Self - Author, The Machine: A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right
Peter Barca Peter Barca ... Self - State Representative, Wisconsin
Jon Erpenbach Jon Erpenbach ... Self - State Senator, Wisconsin
Mari Jo Kabat Mari Jo Kabat ... Self - Public School Worker
Brian Cunningham Brian Cunningham ... Self - Correctional Officer


When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker stripped state workers of their union rights in 2011, was it simply a classic face-off between labor and management, or a bold political move designed to weaken his party's political opposition? Set against the rise of the Tea Party and Occupy movements, the US Supreme Court's 2010 ruling in Citizens United, and the 2012 presidential campaign, Citizen Koch documents the consequences for democracy when private interests determine who is elected to deliver public good. Written by Anonymous

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A hundred million ways to stick it to you.


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The film launched a kickstarter campaign for distribution after the Independent Television Service (ITVS), a public agency that funds and curates independent documentaries, pulled $150,000 it had previously committed. See more »


References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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That the Democrats get about 50% more per cycle from billionaires is not mentioned?
13 April 2020 | by random-70778See all my reviews

Nor is mentioned that Michael Bloomberg, chiefly though using his 501(c)3 and 501-(c)4 "charities" and non-profits" has put 370% more money into politics that both Koch brothers? PBS refused to air this program after scores of objective falsehoods were found by PBS fact checkers. Oh and no mention that this documentary itself was in large part funded by big political donors for the DNC and unions in Wisconsin for the DNC? so unions, often giving their members' dues money to Democrat candidates without the agreement of their members is ok? How about a documentary on the fact that while 57% of US union member are Democrats, the unions give 99.9% of their political money to the Democrat party? And that is WAY more money than all citizens sited funds. Fact: Republican citizens in Wisconsin unions were forced -- without consent -- to give more money to the Democrats in Wisconsin than all Koch spending in that state.

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January 2013 (USA) See more »

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Wisconsin, USA


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$10,200, 8 June 2014

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