Bank Lobbyist-Run Front Group ‘FreedomWorks’ Tries To Trick Protesters Into Only Protesting Federal Reserve
In a post titled ‘Wall Street Protesters Should Instead Focus on the Federal Reserve,’ a staffer for the group FreedomWorks claims:
The Occupy Wall Street website—which surely does not represent the views of all the protesters—has released a 13-point list of pro-government demands. occupywallst.org demonstrates their economic illiteracy by demanding free college education for all, one trillion dollars in infrastructure and ecological spending. One little detail is missing: who is going to pay for all of this?
FreedomWorks is a front group used by Wall Street lobbyists to concoct bank-friendly schemes. FreedomWorks is playing its usual role: masquerading as a grassroots group to confuse activists and help big corporations. Even the Wall Street Journal has mocked the organization for its astroturf campaigns, which often include ‘amateur-looking’ websites to promote the lobbying interests of FreedomWork’s leaders.