Charles Koch, the billionaire CEO of Koch Industries has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on political campaigns because of Citizen’s United, but he still thinks he should have even more influence.
During an interview with the Financial Times, Charles Koch whined that even as he spends tons of money trying to shape the political landscape to his will he still doesn’t have as much influence as he expected to have in 2016.
Koch says he presented of list of his wishes to Republican candidates, who basically ignored them, which is why he is pouting now.
“(It) doesn’t seem to faze them much,” Koch said. “You’d think we could have more influence. It is hard for me to get a high level of enthusiasm because the things I’m passionate about and I think this country urgently needs aren’t being addressed.”
In other words, Koch has the sads because he hoped Republicans would automatically be his puppets and support and enact all of his demands.
The billionaire polluter actually gave the candidates a freaking LIST of things he wants them to do if they win the presidency and now he thinks he needs even more influence because the candidates didn’t seem to give two shits about it.
According to Politico, the Koch brothers are poised to spend nearly $1 billion on the 2016 election, in what should be seen as a blatant effort to buy the White House and Congress.
Among the many aims on their agenda is the destruction of labor unions, abolishing the minimum wage, dismantling environmental protection laws, and repealing Obamacare while opposing any effort to bring affordable healthcare to the American people. And those are just a few things that the Koch brothers want to do to this country.
Charles Koch attempted a run for president in the 1980s, but he failed miserably. Instead, he decided to focus on buying the government instead.
But despite his massive influence on Republican politics, Koch is complaining that he still doesn’t have enough power over the candidates. In reality, the American people are the ones who should be complaining about not having enough influence over elections, which the Kochs believe they are entitled to buy.
If the Koch brothers are wondering why most of the American people see them as villains, this is why.
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