Re: "Tea Party concerns" |

Re: "Tea Party concerns"

Nancy Garcia claims in her letter that Mark Meckler, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, has “no ties” with special interest/lobbying firms. The facts say otherwise.

Meckler admits being paid $7,500 for “petition circulation management” by the Citizens Power Campaign supported by the Lincoln Club of Orange County. The Lincoln Club is comprised of Republican business people in Southern California. According to its own website, its membership “is comprised chiefly of entrepreneurs, CEOs, professionals, and executives from a large spectrum of industries.” Meckler is quoted as saying “I did get paid for about two months with the Citizens Power Campaign.”

Furthermore, the “housing collapse” began in 2007, not “2009.” The recession has been confirmed as starting in December of 2007. As for “TARP,” 65 house Republicans and 34 Senate Republicans voted for it. TARP was signed into law in 2008 by Pres. Bush, not in 2009.

Nancy’s claim that the TPP membership “became galvanized in 2009 as the housing market collapsed and the TARP bill was passed,” is proof the TPP followers are easily manipulated. The words of (philosopher) Nietzsche say it best; “How good bad music and bad reason sound when we march against an enemy.”

Seth D. Cable

Grass Valley

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