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Link: While Trump scandals mount, Chaffetz decides to investigate… a cartoon character

The chairman of the powerful panel — the main investigative committee in the House — sent a letter to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demanding to know why, in an attempt to raise awareness of the Zika virus, “CDC appears poised to make a sole source award to the Jim Henson Company for $806,000 to feature Sid the Science Kid in an educational program about the virus.”

Hey Utah townhall participants, it’s working. Stay at it: While Trump scandals mount, Chaffetz decides to investigate… a cartoon character – The Washington Post

In the run up to the passage of the ACA, the Tea Party and others were very vocal at townhalls. I never begrudged them their right to voice their concerns. But contrary to whatever bullshit Chaffetz spews about paid protestors at his town hall, conservatives have paid for protestors at townhalls:

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the corporate front group founded in the 1980s by Koch Industries billionaire David Koch, worked closely with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) to orchestrate the anti…

Source: Astroturf In Action: Right-Wing Billionaire David Koch Pays For 40 Buses To Haul In Protesters

George Monbiot: By funding numerous rightwing organisations, the mega-rich Koch brothers have duped millions into supporting big business

Source: The Tea Party movement: deluded and inspired by billionaires | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian

For some odd reason, the Koch folks want to be one degree of separation from the tea parties. I don’t understand it, since the good tea party people a

Source: Koch Industries Denies Funding Tea Parties, But Official Filings Say Otherwise | Crooks and Liars

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