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Forum Post: Charles Koch Speaks Out

Posted 5 months ago on March 1, 2014, 10:34 a.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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He's just looking out for the little guy.

"[F]or disadvantaged people trying to get started, [cronyism's] unconscionable in my view. I think it’s in our long-term interest, in every American’s long-term interest, to fight against this cronyism. As you all have heard me say, the role of business is to create products that make peoples’ lives better while using less resources to do it and making more resources available to satisfy other needs. When a company is not being guided by the products they make and what the customers need, but by how they can manipulate the system — get regulations on their competitors, or mandates on using their products, or eliminating foreign competition — it just lowers the overall standard of living and hurts the disadvantaged the most. We end up with a two-tier system. Those that have, have welfare for the rich. The poor, OK, you have welfare, but you’ve condemned them to a lifetime of dependency and hopelessness. Yeah, we want hope and change, but we want people to have the hope that they can advance on their own merits, rather than the hope that somebody gives them something. That’s better than starving to death, but that, I think, is going to wreck the country."

http://www.salon.com/2014/02/28/charles_koch_says_hes_trying_to_save_the_country/

While he and his brothers squash them under their corporate fingers.

http://prospect.org/article/koch-its-only-crony-capitalism-when-i-dont-benefit

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/09/creepy-anti-obamacare-ads-suggest-where-uncle-sam-wants-to-stick-it/279825/

If you believe him?

There's a river, Georgia Pacific pollutes, that he want's to sell you.

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[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 months ago

We're still not supposed to notice what they do.

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 months ago

Many here, brush them away, just as they brush away the actions in the lower 48.

As though they don't matter. As if they don't exist at all.

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[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 months ago

MIcah doesn't care much for what the Koch's do either.

http://micahmwhite.com/leaderless-revolution/koch-donor-list

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[-] -2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 months ago

Sean Noble, the Koch's dark money man.

http://www.propublica.org/article/the-dark-money-man-how-sean-noble-moved-the-kochs-cash-into-politics-and-ma

"For a brief, giddy moment, Sean Noble—a little-known former aide to an Arizona congressman—became one of the most important people in American politics.

Plucked from obscurity by libertarian billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, Noble was tasked with distributing a torrent of political money raised by the Koch network, a complex web of nonprofits nicknamed the Kochtopus, into conservative causes in the 2010 and 2012 elections. "