Thursday, April 03, 2014

Fostering a Free Society

Charles Koch (yes, that Charles Koch) writes an article for the Wall Street Journal.
Instead of fostering a system that enables people to help themselves, America is now saddled with a system that destroys value, raises costs, hinders innovation and relegates millions of citizens to a life of poverty, dependency and hopelessness. This is what happens when elected officials believe that people's lives are better run by politicians and regulators than by the people themselves. Those in power fail to see that more government means less liberty, and liberty is the essence of what it means to be American. Love of liberty is the American ideal.
This is the same Charles Koch that our Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid loves to rail about.   In a recent quote, Harry said this:
I believe in an America where economic opportunity is open to all. And based on their actions and policies they promote, the Koch brothers seem to believe in an America where the system is rigged to benefit the very wealthy.
Well, Harry, the Koch brothers got rich by working hard and taking advantage of opportunities.  Whereas you got rich by pursuing a life of public service.  I still don't understand how someone gets to be a multi-millionaire while earning the salary of an elected official.  But, I'm sure that Harry will be happy to show us his tax returns.

When pigs fly.

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