What would Lincoln say?
The Koch brothers arrogantly profess that governmental regulation of business does not serve the interests of the general population, while they strive for a system that puts the business elite in charge, with little or no protection for the people.
They seem to have forgotten that, according to Lincoln, our United States heritage is government of the people, by the people, for the people. Lincoln, before he became an anti-slavery Republican, was an active member of the Whig Party which supported economic protectionism.
The recent flight of corporate wealth from this county has taken with it not only jobs, but also the means of production.
The heritage that the Koch brothers will leave us is lower taxes for the rich, with lower quality of life for the rest of us.
<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen
- USF in bed with Koch (youronevote.wordpress.com)
- By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them… (delong.typepad.com)
- Koch brothers under attack by leftwing film-maker (guardian.co.uk)