Oh, this actually made me laugh. In an op-ed being published in the Wall Street Journal, Charles Koch decided to basically throw a hissy fit about people he calls “collectivists” who unfairly attack him as un-American.
Excuse me while I shed a tear for a multibillionaire who’s responsible for pumping millions upon millions into blatantly misleading campaign advertisements or television ads that are flat-out lies.
He wants to try to buy politicians and elections, then doesn’t like it when people call out his propaganda and lies. Boo-freakin-hoo.
Rather than try to understand my vision for a free society or accurately report the facts about Koch Industries, our critics would have you believe we’re “un-American” and trying to “rig the system,” that we’re against “environmental protection” or eager to “end workplace safety standards.”
Far from trying to rig the system, I have spent decades opposing cronyism and all political favors, including mandates, subsidies and protective tariffs — even when we benefit from them. I believe that cronyism is nothing more than welfare for the rich and powerful, and should be abolished.
When you spend millions of dollars trying to craft legislation by influencing policy – that defines trying to rig the system.
Koch Industries is primarily involved in energy. They benefit highly from more oil drilling, less green energy, people thinking climate change is a myth, deregulating the EPA, repealing the Affordable Care Act and fewer regulations in general.
Now what does the Republican party typically support? More oil drilling, less green energy, the “myth” of climate change, deregulating the EPA, repealing the Affordable Care Act and deregulating big corporations in general.
I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that essentially the entire GOP platform would benefit Koch Industries.
People consider them un-American because these greedy bastards would see this country without clean drinking water, populated with sweat shops with 80% of its citizens living in poverty as long as their wealth continues to grow.
They mask their insatiable greed under a cloak of “being a patriot for true American freedoms.” They couldn’t give a damn about the United States or average Americans. All they care about is themselves, their wealth and how they can expand it.
It’s absolutely pathetic that Charles Koch, a multibillionaire who’s spent millions trying to buy elections, went on a whine-fest because more and more people are finally calling him and his brother out for trying to buy this country for their own benefit.
Had enough of the Kochs? Here’s a convenient list of their products so you know what not to buy on your next trip to the grocery store. More importantly, make sure you vote this November!