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How you support the Koch Brothers (even if you don’t know it)

Charles and David Koch are hated by Democrats and loved by Republicans. But regardless of which party you support, there's almost no question that the Koch Brothers have made money off of you. (Jeff Simon/The Washington Post)

It was on Feb. 26 that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blasted conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, calling them “about as un-American as anyone that I can imagine.”

Less than a week later, on March 4, he continued railing against the duo: “Senate Republicans are addicted to Koch,” Reid said.

As it turns out, we all may be. That’s because Charles and David Koch own 84 percent of Koch Industries, a massive corporate conglomerate with investments in oil, fertilizer, electronics components and even toilet paper.

Watch the above video to comprehend the wide reach of Koch Industries.

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