"Flushing Money Down the Tea Party Toilet"

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    Sometimes they just tell you what you want to hear to get your money. But you already knew that.

    thedailybeast.com

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    sounds like the police benevolant organizations that use a large % of their donations to pay for more marketing to get more contributions....but this really pales in comparison to the rackets run by the two major parties.

    impeach obama a scare tactic by democratic party to generate revenu is a good example on the left

    take your guns and bullets one for NRA and right to scare up some funding.
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    The author is clueless. The Tea Party movement started way before 2009. If the article is not about ideology, then why does the author only look at Tea Party groups. He doesn't go real deep into the finances either.

    Per Opensecrets, perhaps the largest, most established PAC out there, Emily's List (pro-abortion), spent just 29.9% on contributions to candidates.

    This article would be more complete if it showed cash on hand.
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    Oh yes, the baggers were well known before 2009.

    Please.
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    I did not read the article.

    That said I consider myself a Tea Partier. And you want to guess how much I have given to Tea Party groups?

    $0

    And I will continue to support candidates that have Tea Party values (please don't go cite the personal issues of some clown that got Tea Party support as what the Tea Party supports)....
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    PACs are different animals than your typical charities and shouldn't be compared with them. Salaries could include time campaigning for candidates. Given all of the rampant/blatant corruption in campaigns, the FEC is essentially a paper tiger.
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    I support candidates and causes with my votes and my voice... not with $$$.
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    No wonder no one listens to you. You cry racism or bigotry but then have no problem calling a group names like "baggers". Fact is some of the Tea Party groups do what the OP said but it's a minority few. The vast majority of grass roots groups use the money for printing banners, getting out the vote, everything needed to educate the voter that there are more than 2 parties. I work 50 to 60 hrs/week and my wife works 90 to 110 hrs/week so we can't do all of the printing needs so we outsource it. Sometimes we use our own money but it gets very expensive. Where do you think the cost of rallies is paid for? Groups like ours and the funding comes from donations. Nothing we get is used to pay us. And that is true with the dozens of groups we interact with across the southern US.
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    The Tea Party is the only political group who represents the private workers. You know, the ones who pay the bills. Everyone else is a greedy taker.
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    LOL ... the Daily Beast .... founded by the female version of Piers Morgan, well assuming they are really of different genders.
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    WashPost did a similar story in April:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...52919a-cbd6-11e3-a75e-463587891b57_story.html
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    The IRS should probably look into this:

    :)
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    I am not going to defend any pac's river but can you provide a graph showing what the pub and dem pac's look like? I bet you will see the exact same results...

    Graphs can be so deceiving!
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    Yeah - what's the point in even posting graphs from only one perspective? If there's no context to it, how exactly are we supposed to know whether that's any different from anyone else?
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    River's a media guy leaning way over to the far left so ... he's not going to present information that doesn't support the leftie talking points which denigrate+attack anything/everything conservative in nature.
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    Most Tea Party supporters want the same thing. It's not rocket science.

    • Lower Taxes
    • Less Federal Government
    • More Local and State Control
    • Restore Individual Rights
    • Pro-Constitution "As written"

    The IRS has really hurt their funding. It greatly put a damper on 2012.

    "Taking our Country back" is about "Individual Rights" and not race as Eric Holder continues to claim.
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    The real value of PACs is their endorsement. I used to work for a lobbying organization that had an affiliated PAC. Since I've left over ten years ago, I've donated just once to it if memory serves ... and that was on behalf of one of my top 2 fav politicians ever. Good PACs get out the vote no matter what they give to candidates, which is limited by law.
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    I thought it was useful information, much like when we see information about how much non-profits spend on the cause they were founded to fund versus on themselves. *cough* Komen *cough*

    I was expecting that the reaction would be something more like, "oh, I didn't know that, I will make sure to assign my political contributions more effectively".

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