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Fri Apr 24, 2015, 08:33 PM

Has anyone seen this article in USA Today that contains a interview with Charles Koch?

I happened to read this while at my local union office this afternoon. It made my damn blood boil. What an arrogant asshole! I don't care what his damn politics are. One rich prick should not decide the direction of the country. The direction of the country should be decided by individuals coming together and voting for the truth. Not what some dried up curmudgeon who hates the spotlight wants. His vote should be ONE. As in one of the 300 million or so souls in this country. Not multiplied by how many dollars he has. Citizens United is the modern Jim Crow law turned upside down. I call it Koch Crow because. As in he needs to eat his. He wants to suppress the middle class and poor by saying they have no voice and the only voice that matters is his. If he is receiving threats of some kind from extremists he has brought it on himself.

"We are doing all of this to make more money?" Koch said of charges that his drive to limit government's power will increase his bottom line. "I mean, that is so ludicrous."
"I don't know how they can say that with a straight face," he said. "We oppose as many or more things that would benefit us than would hurt us," he said, ticking off potential losses at his Minnesota oil refinery if the Keystone XL pipeline he supports is constructed and his opposition to the Export-Import Bank, whose subsidies aiding U.S. companies he has decried as corporate welfare.......Charles Koch said this week that only about a third of that will be spent on electoral politics. The political network he and his brother oversee also is considering wading into the Republican presidential primary for the first time and providing financial support to as many as five candidates who have a "positive message" and the ability to prevail in the 2016 general election. That move could drive the Republican field closer to the Kochs and their libertarian positions, which often sit at odds with GOP's business-friendly and socially conservative wings.


\\http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/04/23/charles-koch-interview-republican-president-primaries/25936305/

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Reply Has anyone seen this article in USA Today that contains a interview with Charles Koch? (Original post)
Lint Head Apr 2015 OP
handmade34 Apr 2015 #1
Mnemosyne Apr 2015 #2
UTUSN Apr 2015 #3
appalachiablue Apr 2015 #4
2naSalit Apr 2015 #5
appalachiablue Apr 2015 #6

Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 08:55 PM

1. happen to be reading it...

of course, why would they need to make more money?? this is all about ideology, power, control and not respecting the representation of all people... Charles Koch is worth approx. $43 Billion dollars (so says the article)... so why would this be about money?

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 10:00 PM

2. Because too much is never enough to them. nt

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 10:15 PM

3. R#6 & K for "One rich prick should not decide the direction of the country." n/t

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 10:22 PM

4. Living under Koch Crow, the Koch Crow Laws- that's it! Do either of these octagenarians,

David and Charles have offspring they want to carry on the Empire or something, as in the Bushes, Waltons, etc.?

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 10:49 PM

5. Yes.

There's at least one son and he's an apple right under the tree. It's about control of the world's population, I think they are bored with simply being disgustingly wealthy. If they can't be emperors what's the use? I think they have wasted more than their fair share of good air, water and land... time for them to make an exit and soon. the world doesn't need them or their assholery.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 10:59 PM

6. Agree, exit please and sooner than later for Heaven's sake and ours-

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