NYTimes Exposes Former Rep Steve LaTourette Effort to Profit from GOP Tea Party Battle


by Tom Borelli

Big business loves big government and the Tea Party’s effort to reduce the size and scope of government threatens the revenue streams of some of the biggest companies in the country.

The possibility of losing access and money is a major reason for the coordinated attacks against the Tea Party by establishment Republicans and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as the new effort created by former establishment Republican Steve LaTourette from Ohio.

LaTourette created an elaborate infrastructure including a nonprofit and lobbying firm to profit from special interests including labor unions and big businesses that want to end the Tea Party’s uprising.

In a previous post, I described the hypocrisy of LaTourette’s advocacy effort.

Of course, the fight for the soul of the Republican Party is a major media story and a recent New York Times article, “Tangled Role in G.O.P. War Over Tea Party,” exposed LaTourette’s network of organizations to defend the status quo.

While LaTourette claims his fight against the Tea Party is philosophical, I believe his motivation is based on generating a big source of income as my quote in the story states:

“This is not about some high-minded political ideas,” said Tom Borelli, a senior fellow at Freedom Works. “This is a sophisticated get-rich-quick scheme.”

Continue Reading at DeneenBorelli.com

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