Did you know that if you make over $34,000 per year you are in the 1%? According to a new video called “Economic Freedom in 60 Seconds” by the Charles Koch Foundation, that has been running on television in his home state of Kansas, those making that princely sum are among the wealthiest 1% in the world.
Ah, but there’s the rub. When most refer to the “richest 1%” they’re referring to members of the western nations. By including the entire world’s population, the Kock ad is able to skew the number to fit their purpose.
So what is “Economic Freedom” anyway – this grand ideal that needs it’s own 60-second promotional spot? It’s a phrase that means eliminating taxes, trade restrictions and investment policy. In other words economic anarchy. That’s the way the Koch Brothers got their billions and they want more. And they want you rich world 1%’ers making over $34,000 dollars to give them to freedom to drive you out of the worlds 1%.
Remember – the Koch’s aren’t just in the world’s top 1%, or even the U.S. top 1%. They’re 2 of the absolute richest men in the world.
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