We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
But Koch's 'solution' is to give government more power over political speech by limits on campaign money. As if that would solve the problem - which I doubt. It will be nothing more than an exercise in statutory Gerrymandering. Just who does he think will be involved in any Constitutional amendment drafting? I suspect it will be the selfsame pols we have in office now. Anyone trust them?
He thinks the problem is partisanship. An alternative theory is that our elected officials are merely reflecting the ideological divide within the country.
Here's a link to a provocative synopsis of that divide:
I believe the solution is to take power away from government, not give it more. Government function, outside of the military, should be one of fiduciary, not social engineer. I'm tired of coercive utopians telling me how to live my life. From either side of the political spectrum. And that includes their enabling support groups too.
Koch's recommendation #1--Riiiiiiight. Drive the profit out of pharma. Have the gummint select what drugs you can have, or get. Don't see this as a good idea.
2--More taxes on the stock market.
"It is obvious that Congress is captive to Wall Street as a key source of campaign contributions. It would be wonderful if those contributions were made in support of good government. But we know that isn’t true." Wall Street is captive to the Congress, too. Too much power to write laws to punish and reward--could be considered extortion.