Stealth - yes
Reader comment on: The New Yorker on David and Charles Koch
Submitted by JH (United States), Aug 24, 2010 15:56
When you start, fund, and control a group like 'Americans for Prosperity', and then have them spout lines like "Today, the voices of average Americans are being drowned out by lobbyists and special interests," without noting your corporate sponsorship, that is STEALTH. Get it!
In the last 40 years, average family income has essentially stayed flat. However, wealthy people like the Koch's have seen their incomes and assets rise at a remarkable rate. How is that fair? How is that the American way.
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The Future of Capitalism replies:
Is it the American way or "fair" to take money away from wealthy people like the Koch brothers and give it to politicians to dispense to their favorites? The Koch brothers didn't see their incomes and assets rise just through some sort of luck; they worked hard and created a lot of products and services that people freely bought. The family didn't start wealthy. And lots of families that were wealthy 40 years ago aren't wealthy now, and lots of families that were poor 40 years ago are wealthy now. That is the American way.
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