The Problem: While the majority of Americans have been involved in the "wedge issues" of abortion, guns, gays, poor teachers, etc. the country has been taken away from them. The key to having any hope of regaining our democracy is these NotSee Americans to open their eyes and get actively involved. (If it isn't too late)

David and Charles Koch

 

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       David                       Charles         

In 1980 David Koch ran for Vice President on a Libertarian agenda. That agenda has been the main thrust of the Koch/ALEC machine since.

Let’s take a look at the 1980 Libertarian Party platform.

Here are just a few excerpts of the Libertarian Party platform that David Koch ran on in 1980:

  • “We urge the repeal of federal campaign finance laws, and the immediate abolition of the despotic Federal Election Commission.” Result: Citizens' United
  • “We favor the abolition of Medicare and Medicaid programs.” Result: Paul Ryan is working on it
  • “We oppose any compulsory insurance or tax-supported plan to provide health services, including those which finance abortion services.” Result: Obamacare
  • “We also favor the deregulation of the medical insurance industry.”
  • “We favor the repeal of the fraudulent, virtually bankrupt, and increasingly oppressive Social Security system. Pending that repeal, participation in Social Security should be made voluntary.” Result: Simpson-Bowles worked on it. Paul Ryan is attempting to finalize it.
  • “We propose the abolition of the governmental Postal Service. The present system, in addition to being inefficient, encourages governmental surveillance of private correspondence. Pending abolition, we call for an end to the monopoly system and for allowing free competition in all aspects of postal service.” Result: Congress forced them into debt by mandating they pay into their pension plan 75 years ahead - $5.5 Billion annualling.
  • “We oppose all personal and corporate income taxation, including capital gains taxes.” Result: Many multi-national corporations pay ZERO taxes, plus get $Millions in subsidies.
  • “We support the eventual repeal of all taxation.” Result: Working on it for the upper 1% wealthy.
  • “As an interim measure, all criminal and civil sanctions against tax evasion should be terminated immediately.” Result: No judicial action has been taken against corporations while average citizens continue to get penalties.
  • “We support repeal of all law which impede the ability of any person to find employment, such as minimum wage laws.” Result: Minimum wages remain well under poverty level.
  • “We advocate the complete separation of education and State. Government schools lead to the indoctrination of children and interfere with the free choice of individuals. Government ownership, operation, regulation, and subsidy of schools and colleges should be ended.” Result: Privatized for-profit schools continue to grow, without any accountability measures. The dumbing down of our youth is on the rise in the mulit-billion dollar bonanza.
  • “We condemn compulsory education laws … and we call for the immediate repeal of such laws.” Result: Privatization of schools and other "education" outlets that have usurped the curriculums of youth as they profit.
  • “We support the repeal of all taxes on the income or property of private schools, whether profit or non-profit.”
  • “We support the abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency.” Result: the Agency has been reduced to a shell through lack of funding.
  • “We support abolition of the Department of Energy.” Result: See EPA above.
  • “We call for the dissolution of all government agencies concerned with transportation, including the Department of Transportation.”
  • “We demand the return of America's railroad system to private ownership. We call for the privatization of the public roads and national highway system.” Result: More and more highways are being sold/leased to private corporations and turned into Toll Roads. Tax dollars once paid for them and now continue to maintain them while having to pay to use them.
  • “We specifically oppose laws requiring an individual to buy or use so-called "self-protection" equipment such as safety belts, air bags, or crash helmets.”
  • “We advocate the abolition of the Federal Aviation Administration.”
  • “We advocate the abolition of the Food and Drug Administration.” Result: Same as EPA
  • “We support an end to all subsidies for child-bearing built into our present laws, including all welfare plans and the provision of tax-supported services for children.”
  • “We oppose all government welfare, relief projects, and ‘aid to the poor’ programs. All these government programs are privacy-invading, paternalistic, demeaning, and inefficient. The proper source of help for such persons is the voluntary efforts of private groups and individuals.”
  • “We call for the privatization of the inland waterways, and of the distribution system that brings water to industry, agriculture and households.”
  • “We call for the repeal of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.” Result: OSHA is a shell as industrial deaths rise and toxins pour into our environment hourly.
  • “We call for the abolition of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.”
  • “We support the repeal of all state usury laws.”

Looking at the decaying nation in which we now live, can anyone say the Kochs have been good for America?

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