Our prayers have been answered! Like a pair of white knights, the Koch brothers are joining the Republican pack and paying lip service to mounting income inequality in the U.S. Millions of middle class and working class Americans are breathing a collective sigh of relief now that the industrialist duo – commonly known for destroying jobs and polluting communities in service of their bottom line – have turned their attention to income inequality.
Before we get ahead of ourselves, it’s important to note what Americans for Prosperity’s president, Tim Phillips, sees as their goal: “A lot of it is extolling the virtues of a system that’s lifted more people out of poverty than anything else in the history of mankind.”
That’s right. AFP’s main objective is simply a public relations campaign about the virtues of capitalism, which is likely why they avoided supporting American workers by having their t-shirts made in Nicaragua.
Phillips also points out that […]