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Reid blames Ukraine standoff on Kochs

Source: The Hill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday accused Republicans of holding up crucial assistance to Ukraine in order to protect the Koch brothers.

Reid tied the billionaires David and Charles Koch, who have bankrolled conservative causes, to GOP demands that language delaying the Internal Revenue Service’s regulation of nonprofit political advocacy groups be added to the Ukraine package

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Republicans often complain about "unelected decision makers" such as bureaucrats and judges making decisions about their lives. But they don't seem to mind the wealthy doing so. This is called oligarchy or in some circles fascism. It is a major problem of unrestricted capitalism - no one should have unchecked power unless the people - you and I - cede it to them. There is no doubt there is a kind of fascination with the wealthy - most people fantasize about being rich - which helps create more business, but we must not let economic power become authoritarian political power.
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