Koch: Our next president must be willing to rethink decades of misguided policies enacted by both parties that are creating a permanent underclass

WASHINGTON POST
This is the one issue where Bernie Sanders is right
by Charles G. Koch
February 18, 2016

Whenever we allow government to pick winners and losers, we impede progress and move further away from a society of mutual benefit. This pits individuals and groups against each other and corrupts the business community, which inevitably becomes less focused on creating value for customers. That’s why Koch Industries opposes all forms of corporate welfare — even those that benefit us. (The government’s ethanol mandate is a good example. We oppose that mandate, even though we are the fifth-largest ethanol producer in the United States.) It may surprise [Senator Bernie Sanders] to learn that our framework in deciding whether to support or oppose a policy is not determined by its effect on our bottom line (or by which party sponsors the legislation), but by whether it will make people’s lives better or worse. READ MORE

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