When President Obama attacked the Koch Brothers in Las Vegas this week, Charles Koch hit back. While hitting back at President Obama, Mr. Koch set the record straight on what Koch Industries stand for, saying that “rolling back corporate welfare is one of the top issues” Koch Industries is pursuing.
President Obama’s policies have assisted deep-pocketed contributors to his campaigns. Solyndra is a prime example of President Obama showering special interest allies with the taxpayers’ money with virtually no chance of Solyndra paying the government-guaranteed loans back. It isn’t ironic that President Obama did what he’s accusing the Koch Brothers of doing. That’s part of who he is. This isn’t the first time he’s accused conservatives of doing what he’s done for his special interest allies.
President Obama isn’t the first do-as-I-say-not-as-I do Democrat. In fact, Peter Schweizer literally wrote the book on liberals preaching one thing, then doing the opposite.
Charles Koch lit into President Obama and Harry Reid:
Koch added: “But it’s not going to help the country to be subsidizing uneconomical forms of energy, whether you call them ‘green,’ ‘renewable’ or whatever. In that case, the cure is worse than the disease. And there is a big debate on whether you have a real disease or something that’s not that serious. I recognize there is a big debate about that. But whatever it is, the cure is to do things in the marketplace, and to let individuals and companies innovate, to come up with alternatives that will deal with whatever the problem may be in an economical way so we don’t squander resources on uneconomic approaches.”
Big Government is definitely a destructive force because it doesn’t do things that make sense to anyone except the special interests that profit from it. That’s why the Koch Brothers are fighting it:
“In the days ahead, we’re trying to show that corporate welfare wastes resources,” he said. “The country, or the government, is headed for bankruptcy. … So we’re going to be continuing to speak out against corporate welfare as something that hurts everybody except those direct beneficiaries.”
There’s no doubt that the things the Koch Brothers are advocating are worthwhile. What American wakes up in the morning and says ‘I’m tired of the government spending my taxes efficiently’? What American thinks that every penny that the government spends is spent efficiently and only on the things that it’s authorized to spend money on?
When it’s worded that way, there isn’t much doubt that the Koch Brothers occupy the high moral ground, not President Obama and Sen. Reid.