Who Owns the TEA Party?
Listening to John Boehner, we all know who owns the Republican Party, the TEA Party. Their members claim to be a grass roots organization who want to change the “status quo” of Washington. But who owns them?
On August 30, 2012, a New Yorker magazine article written by Jane Mayer reported the the Koch brothers through Koch Industries were providing financial and organizational support for the TEA Party through “Americans for Prosperity”, an organization founded by David Koch.
In 1984 David Koch founded “Citizens for a Sound Economy”. Part of this agency split in 2004 to become “Freedom Works”, a controversial organization involved in securing elected officials who support big business.
Former ambassador Christopher Meyer wrote in the “Daily Mail” that the TEA Party is a mix of “grassroots populism, professional conservative politics, and big money”, the last supplied by the Koch brothers.
Jane Mayer says the Koch brothers involvement with the TEA Party is so secretive, she labels it ‘covert’.
So, if the TEA Party is owned by big business, and the TEA Party owns the Republican Party, what does it all mean? I think the answer is in the recent election. Romney equals big money, equals loser. TEA Party candidates supported by big money, equals many losers.
The American people deserve a government that works, and works for everyone. I want to return to being an independent. I want real Republicans, the G.O.P. of the past that worked hard to make our country and its people prosper. I don’t want big business running the country, concerned only with increasing their wealth.