Despite running on a platform against the bailouts and against Wall Street corruption – all 15 Freshman Republicans in the House Tea Party Caucus are snugly in the pocket of Wall Street. A study by the Center for American Progress shows that every single one of the 15 Tea Party Freshman Republicans has received campaign cash from either banks that got bailed out or from Wall Street’s biggest interest group the American Bankers Association – or both.
In total – these Members of Congress have collected more than $600,000 from Wall Street – and in return they're voting in line with the banksters – supporting more deregulation and cutting funding to the Dodd Frank Wall Street reform law. In 2010, American voters were duped into voting for these corporate shills with a massive AstroTurf effort staged by millionaires and billionaires like Dick Armey and the Koch brothers. Let’s see to it that it doesn’t happen again this year.