Has Hell Finally Froze Over? Koch and Sanders Agree

March 3, 2016

In today’s society of big business it pays to ask, just how sincere is Charles Koch about about Corporate inequality? In an Op-ed piece he wrote, Charles Koch Chief Executive Officer of Koch Industries and staunch Libertarian, wrote how he feels about the monetary divide and his opinions of Democratic Presidential hopeful, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

He agrees with Sander’s view of the political and economic handouts that help the priveldged while keeping the lower class from achieving a better life. He feels a two-tierd society is destroying our nation and the founation with which it was built upon. He feels this outlook will condemn millions to the lower classes while destroying all resemblance of a middle class. He views corporate welfare as a disease which is crippling our economic system while providing for the upper echelons who fail to adhere to the fundamentals of business. Produce products to enrich others lives not your own pockets.

However, if he truly felt this way, why is Koch Industries taking advantage of Corporate Welfare as is every other business? If he truly felt this way wouldn’t it seem logical for Koch Industries to pay their fair share? In this day and age where the rich get richer and the poor stay poor, isn’t it about time a political candidate comes along that says he’s truly concerned about the poor and means it?

The cold hard truth about this years overly negative campaigns, is money talks. Philanthropic billionaires toss around millions to their Presidential hopefuls, in the hope of having some control over the Presidential policies. Charles Koch is no exception. His dislike for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, have him and his associates willing to back Bernie Sanders to prevent another Clinton in the White House. Is this the first step of Bernie’s backing?

Charles Koch took the helm of Koch Industries in the early 1960’s. He is a businessman and philanthropist who holds an honorary doctorate of science from George Mason University, honorary doctorate of commerce from Washburn University and an honorary doctorate of laws from Babson College. He also holds a bachelors degree in electrical engineering, a Masters degree in mechanical engineering and a doctorate degree in chemical engineering. He is also a member of Phi Betta Kappa fraternal organization

His philanthropic endavors have led him to open the Charles Koch Institute, the Koch family foundations, Cato Institute, and the Market-Based Management Institute. In 2014 Koch Industries and the Koch family foundation donated $11.25 million dollars to Wichita State University.

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-koch-this-is-the-one-issue-where-bernie-sanders-is-right/2016/02/18/cdd2c228-d5c1-11e5-be55-2cc3c1e4b76b_story.html

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