Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:38 PM
luckyleftyme2 (3,783 posts)
dick armey resigns from freedom works
Henceforth republican legislator who left congress and joined the so called grass roots tea party:
“As I resign from all board positions and duties, please see below a list of dispositions on outstanding issues: I expect to be fully compensated through the expiration date (December 31, 2012) of my current consulting contract with FFreedom Works,” he wrote. “Henceforth Freedom Works shall be prohibited from using my name, image, or signature in any way or for any purpose without my written permission or in the event of my death, without my heirs written permission.”
He asked for his name, image, and signature to be removed from all FreedomWorks materials — “letters, print media, postings, web sites, videos, testimonials, endorsements, fund raising materials, and social media.”
Armey’s annual salary – from FreedomWorks Inc., a “social welfare” 501(c)(4), and the FreedomWorks Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable institution — was $500,000 in 2010. According to the AP, Armey’s agreed to resign with $8 million in consulting fees, paid in annual $400,000 installments by FreedomWorks donor and board member Richard Stephenson.
Armey also barred the group from using ”Hitting the Ground Running,” a guide he wrote for House freshmen.
A former House majority leader who represented Texas from 1985 to 2003, Armey started his post-congressional career at the anti-regulation Citizens for a Sound Economy. When the Koch-backed group split in 2004, he took over FreedomWorks. (The other offshoot is Americans for Prosperity, which David Koch continued to lead.)
In 2009, FreedomWorks rode the tea party wave to national clout, building a grassroots network to train conservative activists around the country. That same year the group cost Armey his other job at the law and lobbying firm DLA Piper. FreedomWorks’ activism against Democratic health-care reform pitted the group against DLA Piper’s drug industry clients, who backed the legislation.
yeah -so much for grass roots when you see the billionaire club members involved=just a front to fool the unwary!
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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:53 PM
luckyleftyme2 (3,783 posts)
2. indeed it was
and since I have been extremely busy I wanted to bring this up again; seems like several in my area are trying to recover from the "whuppin" we gave them in Nov. election!
you see I really haven't had the time to post much as my wife and I took a week to celebrate our aniv. and when we got back have been out straight xmas shopping!
I just looked back at the article that I got my info from that I posted in maine majority;
a friend picked up on it in facebook. and just now I looked at some of the replies in the original article. I think this one pretty much sums up my feelings on the players.
12/4/2012 5:42 PM EST
Its all about the money, Armey never came cheap. I never read about the 4 mil contract before, but I always assumed he was getting well paid. my assumption is that the big money is drying up. this was no grass roots organization. This is well financed politics. a lot of average Joes got duped, a lot of money was invested. the congress is a mess... we can blame a handful of very rich conservatives, I assume they regret their investment because Obama got the 2nd term."
and I say right on fbaze!