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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.


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