"Costly programs, such as paying able-bodied people not to work, are addictive disincentives," Koch wrote in the Wednesday edition of USA Today. "By undermining people's will to work, our government has created a culture of dependency and hopelessness."
"I agree with Dr. Martin Luther King," Koch wrote in the next paragraph. "There are no dead-end jobs. Every job deserves our best. 'If a man is called to be a street sweeper,' King said, 'he should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.' "
Koch and his brother David play a major role in campaign politics through groups such as Americans for Prosperity, which they founded.
Democrats have sought to cast them as the villains of the election. Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidWeek ahead: House to revive Yucca Mountain fight Warren builds her brand with 2020 down the road 'Tuesday Group' turncoats must use recess to regroup on ObamaCare MORE (D-Nev.) has focused on them in particular.