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Charles Koch Slams ‘Cronyism,’ Denies He Has Too Much Influence in WaPo Interview

charles kochOne half of the infamous Koch brothers sat down for an interview with The Washington Post, in which he rails against corporate cronyism and claims he doesn’t have the political influence people say he does.

The interview came on the heels of an event held by Charles and David Koch attended this past weekend by multiple Republican presidential candidates. But Koch told WaPo he doesn’t have a favorite at this point.

The Kochs are libertarians, so they aren’t entirely in line with the Republican Part, for as Koch explained, “When they’re in office, it’s pretty much the same thing. It’s serving their supporters, it’s corporate welfare, it’s cronyism which is so destructive, particularly to the disadvantaged.”

When asked about the influence he and his brother reportedly wield over the political process, Koch dismissively said if they really were that influential, “a lot of things would change.”

He proposed getting rid of “corporate welfare” and said, “We make a lot of money out all this corporate welfare because we can’t do anything about it.”

You can read the full WaPo interview, which includes some global warming talk, here.

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