Dutch Koch Receives Death Threat By Mistake
MARY LOUISE KELLY, host:
And our last word in business is the Brothers Koch. Charles and David Koch are the billionaire owners of a giant industrial conglomerate based in Wichita, Kansas. They've poured millions into conservative and anti-union causes. People who don't like their politics have sent many critical emails and letters, even death threats to Dutch Koch.
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
You could also say that Dutch Koch is a Koch brother. He runs Koch Brothers Office Supplies in Des Moines, Iowa.
Mr. DUTCH KOCH (Koch Brothers Office Supplies): Well, it's not business as usual for a little office supply company to have to field people who are virulent in their opinions regarding matters other than office supplies.
MONTAGNE: Dutch Koch says it's not the first time he's been mistaken for the other Kochs. People have also confused him with the big soda maker.
KELLY: He says he wants people to know he is not a billionaire, sadly, nor politically active. He does not say which cola he prefers.
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