Liberals protest $100 million donation to hospital because David Koch gave the money
Hatred for Charles and David Koch is now so pervasive among the far-left that unions are actually protesting a hospital that committed the cardinal sin of accepting a $100 million donation from the infamous billionaires–even though the money will likely create jobs for unionized employees of the hospital.
The donation, made by businessman and philanthropist David Koch, is the largest in the New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s history, and will be used to build a new wing at the facility, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
The Free Beacon’s Andrew Stiles pointed out that the donation “will presumably create a fair number of new nursing jobs.”
That made little difference to the New York State Nurses’ Association, who joined the SEIU and the NAACP in protesting both outside the hospital and outside David Koch’s apartment . Union protesters argued that the money should be returned–even if it helps unionized workers–because, well, it’s Koch money.
Or as New York City councilman and Democrat Ben Kallos–who attend the protest–put it:
.@BenKallos: David Koch is against affordable healthcare. Why is his name on a hospital? #stopKoch #womensday
— NYSNA (@nynurses) March 8, 2014
Other protesters complained that the Kochs were the financial backers of the “War on Women.” The protesters hoped to drive the Kochs–and their generous humanitarian donations–out of New York.
The nurses union Tweeted messages such as “Patients, not profits!” and “Quality care, not Koch care” and “If there ain’t going to be no justice, there ain’t going to be no peace!”
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