Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Shenanigans of The Tea Party Patriots

When it comes to the Tea Party, truth is stranger than fiction. Mother Jones broke the story yesterday, and it is a doozie.  Seems the finances of one of the largest Tea Party groups, The Tea Party Patriots, are not exactly what you would call " in order".  No indeed.  According to the Mother Jones article:
"Some question whether donations to the organization, Tea Party Patriots, have gone to advance the movement, or just the careers and jet-setting lifestyles of its leaders. What they don't know is that the group has had a man with an unusual background managing its money: He was sanctioned by the IRS several years ago for failing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in payroll taxes related to a failed business that pushed him into bankruptcy. He also happens to be married to one of the group's leaders."
You can read the whole article  here

 For a group committed to fiscal responsability and transparency they are indulging in some pretty odd behavior. The irony of it all is almost more than I can stand.  I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

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