Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Statement by Philip Ellender Regarding Remarks by Senator Harry Reid

“It is clear that there is a big difference between the vision of Senator Reid and of Koch as it relates to the future direction of this country.

At Koch, these are the things in which we believe: a government of appropriate size and scope such that it allows Americans the freedom and liberty to pursue happiness and well-being–for themselves and their families. We also believe in a government that operates on a balanced budget and does not burden American taxpayers with things like unfunded liabilities and mandates; a government that respects the integrity of our country’s Constitutional principles; and regulatory bodies that don’t impose needless burdens on entrepreneurs and job creators, both large and small.

This topic is worthy of vigorous dialogue and civil debate between people who exercise mutual respect for others with opposing viewpoints. We are disappointed that Senator Reid is attacking private citizens rather than the problems facing this nation. It is no wonder that Americans have lost faith in Congress.”

Philip Ellender
President and COO,
Government & Public Affairs,
Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC.

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