If you’ve been following the story about the Koch brothers bankrolling the Tea Party, you probably know that Brawny paper towels are made by Georgia Pacific, which is owned by Koch Industries.
The Kochs are longtime libertarians who believe in drastically lower personal and corporate taxes, minimal social services for the needy, and much less oversight of industry—especially environmental regulation.
This morning before church I caught an ad for Brawny paper towels on TV. The music for the ad? “Lean on Me.” As in, “Lean on me, when you’re not strong.” Are the Koch brothers volunteering their personal fortune as a substitute for government-provided social services?