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#1 LFC

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:53 AM

David Koch is stepping down from his empire due to health issues. Maybe the weight of guilt for all the evil he's done is finally crushing his soul? Nah. He has no soul. I don't say this about many people but I'm hopeful he'll end up in the RIP - 2018 thread soon. VERY soon.

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Billionaire conservative icon David Koch is stepping down from the Koch brothers’ network of business and political activities.

The 78-year-old New York resident is suffering from deteriorating health, according to a letter that older brother Charles Koch sent to company officials Tuesday morning.

Charles Koch wrote that he is “deeply saddened” by his brother’s retirement. “David has always been a fighter and is dealing with this challenge in the same way,” he wrote.

David Koch is leaving his roles as executive vice president and board member for Koch Industries and a subsidiary, Koch Chemical Technology group, where he served as chairman and chief executive officer. Koch is also stepping down as chairman of the board for the Americans For Prosperity Foundation, the charity related to Koch brothers’ primary political organization.

Charles Koch had assumed a more visible leadership role in the brothers’ affairs in recent years. He will continue to serve as the CEO of Koch Industries and the unofficial face of the network’s political efforts.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 10:12 AM

It doesn't matter if these two disappear. Their legacy lives on and we're the ones who have to deal with it.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 10:15 AM

View Postgolden_valley, on 05 June 2018 - 10:12 AM, said:

It doesn't matter if these two disappear. Their legacy lives on and we're the ones who have to deal with it.

I view it as a classic case of "the first thing you do when you're in a hole is to stop digging." Getting rid of some of the worst financiers of the destruction of America's nearly 250 years of democracy is a good first step.
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 10:22 AM

I was reading about how terribly pissed they are about the Tariff King.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:31 PM

View PostLFC, on 05 June 2018 - 09:53 AM, said:

David Koch is stepping down from his empire due to health issues. Maybe the weight of guilt for all the evil he's done is finally crushing his soul? Nah. He has no soul. I don't say this about many people but I'm hopeful he'll end up in the RIP - 2018 thread soon. VERY soon.



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 05:51 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 05 June 2018 - 10:12 AM, said:

It doesn't matter if these two disappear. Their legacy lives on and we're the ones who have to deal with it.

It wouldn't shock me if they left a large (like more than 1/4) slice of their money to pushing their agenda.
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Posted 06 June 2018 - 10:25 PM

Larger. When you have that much, how much do the kids need?
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 05:37 AM

View PostTraveler, on 06 June 2018 - 10:25 PM, said:

Larger. When you have that much, how much do the kids need?

That would be a perfectly reasonable choice.
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