Charles Koch is looking to help create a country that has a society with the aim of maximizing the good in people in order to increase potential. The ninth richest man in the world sat down with Yahoo Finance for a one on one interview and spoke about what he felt needed to be done in order to steer America in the right direction.
Koch admitted to being a liberal. Speaking on the subject, he said that he the word liberal has changed since its founding. Now “liberal” seems to be a support of government controlling people. Charles Koch wants to work with both sides of politics to figure out how to fix the problems that the United States government is facing today.
“There is an excessive amount of spending being done on the part of the government”, says Koch in the interview. The brother who brought his family’s business from $25 million to over $110 billion says that the government should be there to lay down the basic rules and let the people do the rest.
It may not be a bad idea to listen to someone that has earned 3 MIT degrees in his day. Koch has recently been working with the Obama administration and is strongly aligned with many issues that Obama is also passionate about. When asked about other politics like the presidential candidates, he didn’t feel like talking about politics was the right thing to do. He wouldn’t mention whether he liked such GOP frontrunners as Donald Trump. It looks more as though Koch is looking for someone that is somewhere in the middle, believing that Bernie Sanders is too much of big government.
One of the major problems according to Koch is corporate welfare that is depleting the national budget. If congress could help cut down on the amount of money given to major corporations than perhaps taxes on the people would be lower and less government would be needed.
One thing for sure is that Charles has thought long and hard about the state of the government and wants to do something about it. Seeing one of the wealthiest men in the world stand up and world with the president on cutting down on corporate welfare and other big issues is an impressive sight. Let’s hope it helps make a real difference.
All information obtained from its original source at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/charles-koch-is-really-a-liberal-compromiser-201545347.html#