Monday, February 22, 2016

Control If You Do, Control If You Don't

The chairman and chief executive of Koch Industries, in a Washington Post op-ed, wrote: “The senator is upset with a political and economic system that is often rigged to help the privileged few at the expense of everyone else, particularly the least advantaged. He believes that we have a two-tiered society that increasingly dooms millions of our fellow citizens to lives of poverty and hopelessness. He thinks many corporations seek and benefit from corporate welfare while ordinary citizens are denied opportunities and a level playing field.

“I agree with him,” he wrote.
Koch writes that Sanders often sounds as though he’s running as much against him as actual presidential candidates. He says he opposes Sanders’ desire to expand the federal government’s “control over people’s lives.”

But Koch writes policies that pick winners and losers have perpetuated a “cycle of control, dependency, cronyism and poverty” in the U.S. That impedes progress and moves the country away from a “society of mutual benefit,” he wrote.

Koch also says he shares Sanders’ views on the need for criminal justice reform.
Which is it: "control over people's lives" or a "cycle of control"?

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