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
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 »
Fast-paced doc that reveals the criminality of the 1%
Citizen Koch is one of the most entertaining documentaries I've seen. Sadly for America, it happens to be about the real and tragic theft of power from the 99% into the hands of an unscrupulous, greedy bunch of millionaires.
It begins with an account of how the Supreme Court allowed moneyed interests to have unlimited power through the Citizens United decision and then moves on to show how the Kochs and their cronies take advantage of this by pouring hundreds of millions into political campaigns across the country. They do this to install puppet leaders who re-write the law in their favor.
In particular, we see how the entire state of Wisconsin was completely overrun by Koch cash, like a bad termite infestation that's coming soon to a state near you.
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