April 8, 2014

cronyism is nothing more than welfare for the rich and powerful

Thus spake Charles Koch.

Terrific article, worth the read.

He adds:

Koch Industries was the only major producer in the ethanol industry to argue for the demise of the ethanol tax credit in 2011

consistently ranked among the best in the nation for low per-barrel emissions
employees have earned well over 700 awards for environmental, health and safety excellence since 2009, many of them from the Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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

Yes, I can see why the leftists must try to destroy them!

Posted by nanobrewer at April 8, 2014 11:23 PM

I see Brother nb got his check... Excellent.

I laugh to keep from crying on this bit of bananarepublicism. Jim Geraghty had an interesting bit today.Ron Fournier of National Journal -- whom I don't think of as a rabid right-winger:

Shame on us if we let him get away with this. First of all, his PAC has his own wealthy billionaires donating to him. Second of all, the ad is false. Outright false. Representative Cassidy actually fought against the Koch Brothers here. That's not pointed out in the ad. The ad is a lie. Third, this is the third time in a row that Harry Reid's PAC has had an ad that’s been labeled patently false by the Washington Post. He is making facts up. He is lying. And eventually its going to come around and get you. Even in this media environment we have now. I've gotta believe that Steve is wrong and the Democrats are going to pay a high price for lying in these senate ads. They're lying.

Shame on, umm, National Journal, Ron?

Posted by: jk at April 9, 2014 1:36 PM

I finally got around to reading the article. NB is correct, it is terrific. I want to be publicly affiliated with him and his alter ego, Rob Lowe. And so would, as Koch suggests, "most Americans" if they knew what he really believed. If only.

Posted by: johngalt at April 10, 2014 3:10 PM | What do you think? [2]