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(Politico)   Who is fine with gay marriage and thinks the US might have to raise taxes? Go ahead, guess   (politico.com) divider line 40
    More: Interesting, David Koch, GOP, vice presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, Americans for Prosperity  
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2014-03-29 12:36:38 PM  
Never would have got that one, never.
 
2014-03-29 12:49:48 PM  
RINO!!!
 
2014-03-29 01:13:02 PM  
IT'S A TRAP!
 
2014-03-29 01:21:37 PM  
I knew they didn't care much about gay marriage, but the rest is something of a surprise
 
2014-03-29 01:51:47 PM  

spongeboob: Never would have got that one, never.


Same here.  Though the skeptic in me wants to believe he's just saying that just to help garner some support and or money from people who thinks he changed.  He still doesn't believe in all that crap (except gay marriage, I do believe he supports or at least doesn't care either way on that issue.)  i really hope he did have a change of heart like this says.
 
2014-03-29 02:24:12 PM  
By   | 8/30/12 8:09 PM EST Updated: 8/31/12 9:13 AM EST

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2014-03-29 03:21:26 PM  
That's what he says with his mouth.

Billionaire industrialist David Koch, who is helping steer millions of dollars to elect Mitt Romney and congressional Republicans

His money says something entirely different.  No, not says - screams into a bullhorn hooked up to a set of speakers that would make the loudest band in the world envious.
 
2014-03-29 04:10:12 PM  
Spongebob Squarepants?
 
2014-03-29 04:16:35 PM  

vudutek: By   | 8/30/12 8:09 PM EST Updated: 8/31/12 9:13 AM EST

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I wonder if he still holds those same views?
 
2014-03-29 04:19:16 PM  
See, the Koch Brothers should be in charge. They're benevolent plutocrats and will rule us wisely.
 
2014-03-29 05:11:42 PM  
He didnt mention whose taxes he wanted raised. I'm gonna take a wild guess it's the poor and middle-class.
 
2014-03-29 05:13:02 PM  
Who does he want to raise taxes on?  Certainly not himself.
 
2014-03-29 05:14:12 PM  
They were always pretty much libertarian and stayed away from the social issues.

They made up for it by being hardcore right on economic issues though, for obvious reasons.
 
2014-03-29 05:17:28 PM  
Wait, you mean the same guy (and brother for that matter), funds the tea party who want the exact opposite?

I guess the Kock brothers have finally learned that the tea monster and it's bat shiat crazy rhetoric is a long term loser?
 
2014-03-29 05:17:45 PM  
Haha you libs are in for a surprise in November. NOBAMA 2012
 
2014-03-29 05:18:32 PM  
Found this to be interesting:

Koch also said he now considers himself a Republican first and foremost - rather than a Libertarian or a nonpartisan supporter of free enterprise - despite a background in Libertarian politics and some views that are out of step with the GOP orthodoxy.
"The Libertarian Party is a great concept. I love the ideals, but it got too far off the deep end, and so I dropped out," Koch said. "I think the Republican Party has a great chance of being successful and that's why I support it," he said, adding "but I believe in the libertarian principles."


My response to that:

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2014-03-29 05:18:37 PM  

vudutek: By   | 8/30/12 8:09 PM EST Updated: 8/31/12 9:13 AM EST

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antidisestablishmentarianism: vudutek: By   | 8/30/12 8:09 PM EST Updated: 8/31/12 9:13 AM EST

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I wonder if he still holds those same views?


Probably not, but, yes, old news is old.
 
2014-03-29 05:18:57 PM  
Er...  Updated: 8/31/12 9:13 AM EST

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2014-03-29 05:20:11 PM  
Libertarian Principles

Oh, good. The old neoconfederate *wink wink, nudge nudge* language at work.
 
2014-03-29 05:27:02 PM  

uh...nobody: Who does he want to raise taxes on?  Certainly not himself.


This is true of most people.
 
2014-03-29 05:27:34 PM  
I lol'd at his deferring to Romney's military experience.
Also, do libertarians believe in inherited wealth? I thought they believed in individual achievement.
 
2014-03-29 05:28:07 PM  
It's always amusing when Koch haters actually research their views and come out "surprised."

/old new etc
 
2014-03-29 05:28:40 PM  
Ever notice how the evilest evil billionaires and corporations plow enough money to get their names plastered in front of all those PBS shows (like David Koch on Nova)? The same ones they keep funding congresscritters to de-fund?

It's like they're buying indulgences or something.
 
2014-03-29 05:29:37 PM  

uh...nobody: Who does he want to raise taxes on?  Certainly not himself.


That's the beauty of sales taxes.
 
2014-03-29 05:30:09 PM  
Anyone else think that unlikeable people just say things that may make themselves more likable during times that it could benefit them?

You know, before the 2012 election, trying to do anything they can to get a few more votes?
 
2014-03-29 05:33:10 PM  

red5ish: I lol'd at his deferring to Romney's military experience.
Also, do libertarians believe in inherited wealth? I thought they believed in individual achievement.



Of course they believe in inherited wealth. That's why their standard bearer is Ron W. Paul. A guy so bootstrappy that absolutely no one would know about him if it weren't for his daddy.
 
2014-03-29 05:33:34 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Found this to be interesting:

Koch also said he now considers himself a Republican first and foremost - rather than a Libertarian or a nonpartisan supporter of free enterprise - despite a background in Libertarian politics and some views that are out of step with the GOP orthodoxy.
"The Libertarian Party is a great concept. I love the ideals, but it got too far off the deep end, and so I dropped out," Koch said. "I think the Republican Party has a great chance of being successful and that's why I support it," he said, adding "but I believe in the libertarian principles."

My response to that:

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You're hot.
 
2014-03-29 05:33:36 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: vudutek: By   | 8/30/12 8:09 PM EST Updated: 8/31/12 9:13 AM EST

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I wonder if he still holds those same views?


Sure - for income taxes. But don't you farking even HINT at a capital gains taxes. Or estate taxes.

Just the taxes on the piss-ants that work for a living.
 
2014-03-29 05:33:59 PM  
I have no doubt whatsoever he's for raising taxes.


On who is the catch.
 
2014-03-29 05:35:34 PM  

gingerjet: It's always amusing when Koch haters actually research their views and come out "surprised."

/old new etc


Or where they donate their money.
 
2014-03-29 05:36:34 PM  

gingerjet: It's always amusing when Koch haters actually research their views and come out "surprised."

/old new etc


Except their actions and the astroturf groups they support and try to hide their funding of say a quite different thing than their statement does.
 
2014-03-29 05:37:51 PM  

stoli n coke: red5ish: I lol'd at his deferring to Romney's military experience.
Also, do libertarians believe in inherited wealth? I thought they believed in individual achievement.


Of course they believe in inherited wealth. That's why their standard bearer is Ron W. Paul. A guy so bootstrappy that absolutely no one would know about him if it weren't for his daddy.


Huh. I just thought the Paul family was a uniquely hypocritical group of toad suckers. Thanks for the info.
 
2014-03-29 05:39:24 PM  

red5ish: I thought they believed in individual achievement.


And the freedom to do what you want with your wealth.
 
2014-03-29 05:44:17 PM  

red5ish: I lol'd at his deferring to Romney's military experience.
Also, do libertarians believe in inherited wealth? I thought they believed in individual achievement.


Clearly, Romney had the testicular fortitude to choose the right vagina to rappel out of.
 
2014-03-29 05:44:31 PM  

DrewCurtisJr: red5ish: I thought they believed in individual achievement.

And the freedom to do what you want with your wealth.


So they're perfectly okay with totally worthless, talent-less, non-producers being handed a zillion dollars because they fell out of a super rich vagina? That's a pretty stupid ideology.
 
2014-03-29 05:45:04 PM  
"I believe in gay marriage"

I, too, acknowledge that they exist.


I think we should gradually withdraw from the Middle East

"Buy my energy, not theirs!"
 
2014-03-29 05:49:08 PM  

red5ish: So they're perfectly okay with totally worthless, talent-less, non-producers being handed a zillion dollars because they fell out of a super rich vagina? That's a pretty stupid ideology.


If you don't like it you are free to do something different with your zillions.
 
2014-03-29 06:00:51 PM  

DrewCurtisJr: red5ish: So they're perfectly okay with totally worthless, talent-less, non-producers being handed a zillion dollars because they fell out of a super rich vagina? That's a pretty stupid ideology.

If you don't like it you are free to do something different with your zillions.


No, no. I wish I had fallen out of a super rich vagina and could then espouse the Libertarian ideals of personal merit and ability while having done nothing worthwhile myself. I'm sure I would enjoy being a gigantic hypocrite if I had won the being born rich lottery. All I'm saying is that it's inconsistent and hypocritical bullshiat. It's like when I hear beautiful women talking about what a curse it is being born beautiful. I don't sympathize and I feel like they're handing me a line of crap.
 
2014-03-29 06:11:42 PM  

red5ish: All I'm saying is that it's inconsistent and hypocritical bullshiat. It's like when I hear beautiful women talking about what a curse it is being born beautiful. I don't sympathize and I feel like they're handing me a line of crap.


I don't know how you think it is inconsistent with this philosophy. What would be the alternative? You think they would think that giving it to the government would be more productive? Probably just hand it to a bunch of welfare recipients and encourage them not to work.
 
2014-03-29 08:38:40 PM  

DrewCurtisJr: red5ish: All I'm saying is that it's inconsistent and hypocritical bullshiat. It's like when I hear beautiful women talking about what a curse it is being born beautiful. I don't sympathize and I feel like they're handing me a line of crap.

I don't know how you think it is inconsistent with this philosophy. What would be the alternative? You think they would think that giving it to the government would be more productive? Probably just hand it to a bunch of welfare recipients and encourage them not to work.


Much better use of money to throw it down the government pie hole.
 
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