Apparently there is a vision of capitalism wherein not only are all species without an immediate market value are to be eradicated in the wild, but wherein society is not allowed to raise the last survivors in captivity. This principle is so paramount that it is perfectly okay to utterly distort the facts to achieve it.
Yet a proposal for a modest tax increase to fund the zoo’s programs has attracted the attention of Americans for Prosperity, a national group funded by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch. In the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s vote, residents received AFP mailers that warned of a “money grab” and a 105 percent levy on property taxes that hurts the elderly and disabled.
Their mailer says property taxes will go up 105 percent if the levy is approved. What the flier doesn’t say is that only the already existing zoo levy portion of property taxes will increase. Not the whole tax bill.
As the DailyKos piece says, “the Koch brothers might not be treated like cartoon villains if they didn’t effin’ act like cartoon villains“.