Obama Press Secretary Peddles Misinformation
July 11, 2012
Ben LaBolt, the press secretary for the Obama campaign, made false comments about Koch on an MSNBC program today. LaBolt claimed that Charles Koch and David Koch are making campaign contributions because they, “want to maintain their subsidies.”
As we explained several times, Koch opposes subsidies of any kind and we have argued publicly that subsidies should be discontinued across the board. We pointed that out directly to the Obama campaign just a few months ago. Given our repeated statements concerning our longstanding views on these issues, it is difficult to understand why the President and his allies continue to make these blatant misrepresentations. We urge them to stop these attacks and instead focus on addressing the economic challenges our nation faces in a productive and honest manner, including ending the rampant cronyism that negatively impacts our economy.