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Mitch McConnell: What exactly did you find so "inspiring" at the Koch brothers' conference?

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Mitch McConnell: What exactly did you find so "inspiring" at the Koch brothers' conference?

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Petition Statement

Senator McConnell, you said you were “inspired” by the ideologically charged speeches at the Koch brothers’ secret conference, where liberals were compared to fascists and suicide bombers, and where homeless people were told to “get off their ass and work hard like we did”. We call on you to repudiate these speeches and their extremist philosophy.
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Petition Background

An online news show called The Undercurrent obtained audio from the secretive Koch brothers-sponsored conference in June where a series of speeches were made by Charles Koch and close associates outlining their repugnant and extreme philosophy of government. Quotes from those speeches, which McConnell referred to as “inspiring”, conference include:

Richard Fink, the Kochs’ top political strategist, said that when he sees someone “on the street” he says, “Get off your ass, and work hard like we did.”

Multiple Koch associates made comparisons throughout the conference between liberals and Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Lenin, North Korea, and suicide bombers.

Fink said that “Yeah, we want to decrease regulations. Why? It’s because we can make more profit, OK? Yeah, cut government spending so we don’t have to pay so much taxes,” said Fink. “There’s truth in that, you all know, because we’re in the 30 percent of the freedom fighters.”

Dr. Will Ruger, the vice president of research and policy of Charles Koch Institute, described their theory of an ideal government: “Government is thus limited to a small, but absolutely critical number of tasks, basically keeping our neighborhoods and cities safe from crime, defending our country from those who might violate our national territories, our commerce at sea, and providing justice in a fair and apolitical -- political court system.” In other words, police, military, and a criminal system- but no Social Security or Medicare, no student loans or public schools, no food or water safety rules, no publicly owned roads or bridges.

Fink said about workers getting minimum wage that they are “being paid more than their value-added."

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