Sunday, October 02, 2011

Free markets mean never having to say you're sorry

You've got to hand it to the Koch Brothers (America's most secretive gazillionaires) - they really do believe in free markets.

I guess that's why they see no issue with selling millions of dollars of petrochemical equipment to Iran, a country the U.S. identifies as a sponsor of global terrorism, according to a Bloomberg Markets investigation. Of course, they were careful to do this through various foreign subsidiaries they owned.

Is it okay to stab our nation in the back, as long as the Invisible Hand is holding the knife?

The Bloomberg article references numerous examples of the Kochs' general disregard for the law, including lying and outright theft of resources from federal lands (which means they are stealing from me and you). These are the people bankrolling numerous Libertarian and Tea Party organizations.Why dirty your hands when  you can outsource the job?

By the way, Koch's consumer brands include Lycra fiber and Stainmaster carpet. Georgia- Pacific LLC, which Koch owns, makes Dixie cups, Brawny paper towels and Quilted Northern bath tissue. Guess it's time I found something else to wipe my ass with.

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