Friday, June 4, 2010
"Americans For Prosperity"
Connected to the politically conservative Koch family which owns the largest private energy company in the U.S., AFP helped launch the "tea party" movement that disrupted town hall meetings in the summer of 2009. It funded opposition to President Obama's economic stimulus legislation and is a major global warming denier. A sub-group, Patients United Now, posed as a grassroots group against health care reform. Other funders include oil giants like ExxonMobil and tobacco companies as well as right-wing foundations and individuals.