Republican megadonor Charles Koch said he’s realized he does agree with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in an op-ed published in the Washington Post on Thursday evening.
Koch wrote that “policies and regulations” favored by both parties “perpetuate a cycle of control, dependency, cronyism and poverty.”
Koch said of Sanders:
The senator is upset with a political and economic system that is often rigged to help the privileged few at the expense of everyone else, particularly the least advantaged. He believes that we have a two-tiered society that increasingly dooms millions of our fellow citizens to lives of poverty and hopelessness. He thinks many corporations seek and benefit from corporate welfare while ordinary citizens are denied opportunities and a level playing field.
I agree with him.
Koch said in November he would likely not back any primary candidate. He again said in the Post he is still looking for a candidate to earn his “enthusiastic support.”