The report confirms what we’ve said here all along: FreedomWorks is less grass roots and more astroturf than anything else, with the majority of its funding coming from corporate donors, foundations, and big money types. You may recall that Richard Stephenson of Cancer Centers of America is the sugar daddy who bought Dick Armey’s $8 million retirement. There’s more.
There are lots of nuggets in the board report worth talking about and the Mother Jones report has many highlighted. But I want to give some attention to a small, easy-to-miss item that deserves more sunlight. Page 14 of the PDF lists development projects for 2013. Here’s the list:
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