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European Polluters Finance U.S. Tea Party Candidates

[1] [2]COMMENT:The pretenses of the Tea Party movement continue to melt away. Representing itself as “populist” and opposed to “special interests,” the movement does not endorse policies that benefit the average American. On the contrary, the movement continues to manifest the corporatist agenda conceptualized by Mussolini [3] and realized by the Koch brothers. [4]

It develops that key European polluters, including (not surprisingly) many companies from the old I.G. Farben complex, are financing the campaigns of Tea Party favorites who don’t believe in global warming.

“European Polluters Back Tea Party Candidates” by Eric W. Dolan; The Raw Story; 10/25/2010. [5]

EXCERPT: Some of Europe’s top polluters are funding the political campaigns of Tea Party candidates and others in the United States who deny global warming, according to a report by Climate Action Network Europe.The twelve page report (.pdf) is based on information recently published by the Open Secrets database.

The European companies singled out as major polluters in the report are Lafarge, GDF-SUEZ, EON[German energy giant, German core corporation], BP [close to Bush family allies the Gammell family], BASF [I.G. Farben member], BAYER [I.G. Farben member], Solvay [I.G. Farben cartel associate] and Arcelor Mittal.

Combined, these companies donated $107,200 to climate change deniers running for Senate seats. In addition, “their total support for senators blocking climate change legislation in the US amounts to $240,200, which is almost 80% of their total spendings in 2010 Senate race,” the report says.

By comparison, Koch Industries, a company that has helped fund the Tea Party movement and openly opposes President Obama’s economic policies, has donated $217,000. . . .