FreedomWorks, the national conservative group that helped launch the tea party movement, sells itself as a genuine grassroots operation, and for years, it has battledaccusations of "astroturfing"—posing as a populist organization while doing the bidding of big-money donors. Yet internal documents obtained by Mother Jones show that FreedomWorks has indeed become dependent on wealthy individual donors to finance its growing operation.
Last month, the Washington Post reported that Richard Stephenson, a reclusive millionairebanker and FreedomWorks board member, and members of his family in October funneled $12 million through two newly created Tennessee corporations to FreedomWorks' super-PAC, which used these funds to support tea party candidates in November's elections. The revelation that a corporate bigwig Stephenson, who founded the Cancer Treatment Centers of America and chairs its board, was responsible for more than half of the FreedomWorks super-PAC's haul in 2012 undercuts the group's grassroots image and hands ammunition tocritics who say FreedomWorks does the bidding of rich conservative donors.
It appears that what is is not with the Tea Party and what is not is. Of course, most Americans knew that they weren't the " Grassroots " organization that they claimed to be, and that big donors like the Koch's and others held the purse strings to the so called " Movement of the People " that never really was.
Just like their movement somehow fools the feeble minded to vote against their own interests, many have been fooled to think that this organization exists only because the of an imagined "majority" is unhappy with government. There is no "People's Revolution". Just a bunch of people who have been enlisted to tear down America in order for corporate interests to build a minimum wage , no benefits version of a sharecropping nation where your low wages go directly to your employer for your every need, and you're indebted from birth to death.
It seems to be about pretending with them. Well the cover is blown, and you're just tools. Most intelligent people knew that.
The first order of business should be to revoke their501(c)(3) and (c)(4)