In a surprise revelation today on Politico, one half of the right-wing finance machine known as the Koch brothers, broke ranks with the GOP’s new platform, as well as the various pledges the party has signed. David Koch, the second son of John Birch Society founder Fred Koch, revealed a division with the right-wing movement he has bankrolled for decades.
Koch said he thinks the U.S. military should withdraw from the Middle East and said the government should consider defense spending cuts, as well as possible tax increases to get its fiscal house in order — a stance anathema to many in the Republican Party.
“I think it’s essential to be able to achieve spending reductions and maybe it’s going to require some tax increases,” he said. “We got to come close to balancing the budget; otherwise, we’re in a terrible deep problem.”
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Koch's admission is strange, it will be interesting to see how this plays out. One wonders if he isn't softening his stance to make it more palatable for the masses.
a Roger Stone report that David Koch may have lobbied heavily for Paul Ryan’s selection as VP — in exchange for an additional $100 million to Romney-friendly super PACs. Ryan’s support for zero capital gains tax could save Koch well over that in a single year,
He also brushed off a question about whether there’s too much money in American politics, saying, “Well, it’s a free society. And people can invest what they want.”
"Paul Ryan and I understand how the economy works, we understand how Washington works, we will reach across the aisle and find good people who, like us, want to make sure this company deals with its challenges,"
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
David Koch's money is not where his mouth is - he is still backing extreme views, now having dedicated $400 million into putting Romney into the WH - and Romney, pandering to the TP base Koch has helped fuel, is against Marriage Equality, Military Cuts, or Tax Increases (except those on the middle class, to pay for those cuts to the wealthiest).
Koch's admission is strange, it will be interesting to see how this plays out. One wonders if he isn't softening his stance to make it more palatable for the masses.edit on 31-8-2012 by Blackmarketeer because: (no reason given)