The Astroturf Tea Party

• The Tea Party thinks they are fighting elite power, when they are actually being manipulated by it.

• Their funders, the billionaire Koch brothers, run many polluting businesses; they would like to pay less tax, keep more profits, and have fewer regulations as well as receive fewer fines and penalties.

• The Koch brothers’ astroturf organizations fool Tea Party members into conflating corporate freedom with personal freedom.

 its members mobilise for freedom, unaware that the freedom they demand is freedom for corporations to trample them into the dirt.

The Tea Party movement: deluded and inspired by billionaires