View Full Version : Charles Koch considers himself a liberal...

Jim Mahan
11-17-2015, 08:03 AM
...and wants to "find common ground” with the Obama administration.

What? That’s right, the man many consider to be the banker and high priest of political conservatism and libertarianism in the United States says you can call him a "classical liberal," or even just a liberal. But he means that in what he believes is the original sense of the term. “It’s someone who wants society to maximize peace, civility, tolerance, and well-being for everybody,” Koch said. “That’s a society that gets rid of these obstacles to opportunity and innovation,” he said, speaking of what he perceives is excessive government intervention. “Historically [liberal] is a great word,” Koch said. “Then liberals became people who wanted the government to control people’s lives.”

The above from a yahoo news blurb.

Unfriggingbelievable. We need a new word for 'mega-arsehole.'

11-17-2015, 08:09 AM
Unfriggingbelievable. We need a new word for 'mega-xxxxxxxx.'

Democrat, progressive, socialist?

11-17-2015, 08:35 AM
Democrat, progressive, socialist?

Republican, conservative, fascist ?

John Smith
11-17-2015, 08:40 AM
Actually, we need a term for people who were born into wealth, but seem to think they became wealthy on their own.

There's a few of them who talking about the middle class rising up, who , themselves, were born already up.

Ted Hoppe
11-17-2015, 09:54 AM

there are thousands of multi millionaires that have been self made here in San Francisco. Many come from just better than a mud thatch hut in India to be captains of industry. Your argument is valid that the middle class makes few wealthy. It turns out that most people do not want to gain valuable tax payer paid knowledge and turn to hard work and create intellectual property that is valuable and profitable. An eazy life seems to get in the way of making seriously great money.

11-17-2015, 10:10 AM
Republican, conservative, fascist ?