Here’s who pays the bills for Ted Cruz’s crusade

Posted in the Minneapolis Forum

Tea Party People

Columbus, IN

#1 Oct 13, 2013
A small group of financiers is responsible for much of the money behind Club for Growth, the conservative anti-tax group that has become extremely successful at encouraging uncompromising voices on Capitol Hill, such as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.).

They certainly aren't the only finance industry leaders supporting vehemently anti-tax candidates. Cruz, for example, has received substantial support from Goldman Sachs since entering national politics, including $5,000 from Goldman Sachs’ corporate PAC and $61,850 from Goldman executives, according to OpenSecrets.org .

But as our colleague Lori Montgomery wrote last month, the Club for Growth has emerged as a uniquely influential voice in pushing the Republican Party to adopt hard-line tactics, financing primary challenges against Republicans who don't toe its line.

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An early backer of Facebook and a co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel is a radical, self-described libertarian who believes that “the great task for libertarians is to find an escape from politics in all its forms.” To that end, he and Patri Friedman (grandson of economist Milton) have formed a nonprofit dedicated to the creation of floating cities -- which they call "seasteads" -- where people can “peacefully test new ideas for government.”

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...

Interestingly, Cruz's main backers are radical libertarians, who also seem to be well indoctrinated in Fox News' talking points. Even rich people can drink the Fox News Kool Aid.
goose

Chicago, IL

#2 Oct 14, 2013
Cruz is an example of the kind of radical that is dangerous to America.
Seattles Finest

Seattle, WA

#3 Oct 16, 2013
Fortunately Cruz will be out of a job soon....
Arch on Larch

Detroit, MI

#4 Oct 18, 2013
Not s moment too soon either.

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