Tea Party Group's Pro-Business Backing

Thursday, March 31, 2011

An investigative report in The New York Times has uncovered a seemingly odd partnership between the Tea Party and foreign company, Asia Pulp & Paper. The group, the Institute for Liberty has been defending the paper company and attacking anyone that is critical of the company. This sets up a contradiction within the Tea Party movement, which claims to oppose big business as well as big government. Is this just another example of lobbying in Washington or something more nefarious? Reporter for The New York Times, Mike McIntire uncovers the relationship.

Below: Video of the president of Institute for Liberty comes out against a tariff on Asian paper (via The New York Times).

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Mike McIntire

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