FreedomWorks Fundraising Email: 'Obama’s Republican Allies in the Senate Betrayed You'
3:29 PM, Sep 27, 2013 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Earlier today, 79 senators, including conservative Republicans like Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, voted to end debate and allow a vote on the House government-funding bill that would defund Obamacare.
But Senate Democrats then voted unanimously to pass an amendment that stripped out the defunding language. Texas senator Ted Cruz claimed that if Republicans had blocked a vote on the bill today, Democrats would have agreed to defund Obamacare under the pressure of a government shutdown.
According to a fundraising email from FreedomWorks, a "grassroots" Tea Party organization based in Washington, D.C., the Republican senators who agreed today to allow a vote on the bill to defund Obamacare "betrayed" conservatives like Cruz and "stabbed them in the back."
Freedomworks publicly disclosed that it employed 10 staffers who earned six-figure salaries in 2011 (the most recent year for which information is publicly available). The top-paid official raked in $619,392 in 2011, but he now gets paid $400,000 per year not to work at FreedomWorks.
You can read the full fundraising email from FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe here:
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