One can never be too certain when it comes to politics. Most times we tend to believe we know how things are going to turn out, but only a few of us get it right. The twists and turns in a soap opera don’t come close to the ones in politics. For example, it is not many times you see people on the opposite sides of a spectrum of politics agree on something unless they are both benefitting. And the chances of that happening are quite slim. However, they do. And it has happened.
Bernie Sanders is not a huge fun of Republicans and vice versa. So when Billionaire Industrialist Charles Koch, who has on numerous times supported Republicans vying for office shared the same sentiments with Bernie Sanders, many were shocked. And am guessing Bernie Sanders was shocked just as much. The Vermont Senator is a well-known Democratic Socialist while the billionaire industrialist is a libertarian. Bernie Sanders has occasionally expressed his concern over the country’s slow shift to an oligarchic society. In such a society, the country is governed by a handful of wealthy people who can manipulate both the economic and political situations in their favor causing the gap between the rich and the poor to widen. As it turns out, Charles Koch, Who Bernie Sanders thinks represents everything that is wrong with America, shares the same sentiments. Recently, Charles Koch shared an op-ed on The Washington Post noting that although the senator has more often than not misunderstood where he stands on some common issues, he agrees that the biased economic and political systems created by the country’s leaders should be tackled.
In the article, Charles Koch writes: “Whenever we allow government to pick winners and losers, we impede progress and move further away from a society of mutual benefit.” Charles Koch also goes further to point out that that is not the only sentiment the two share. They both agree that the criminal justice system is in dire need of reform. According to Charles Koch, the existing laws are tearing apart the lives of low-level and non-violent offenders.
The billionaire industrialist who is one of the richest people on earth has vested interests in politics and has never shied away from airing his concerns. He has numerously cited his opposition to corporate welfare. He has always advocated for minimal government interference in the economy since, according to him, too much government interference can lead to loss of liberty and prosperity.