Sunday, July 25, 2004

You Got Your Tort Reform In My Empowerment Zone

What happens when you combine the intellectual firepower of Dick Armey, Jack Kemp and C. Boyden Gray? More than just a successful lightbulb installation... you get FreedomWorks.

(No, I'm not going there.)

Yes, it's another free market think tank run by former government officials as a non-profit organization. Or rather, the merger of two former thunk tanks. Says former Representative Senator Jack Kemp, in a spontaneous, off-the-cuff remark, "By merging the policy expertise of Empower America with [Citizens for a Sound Economy's] grassroots machine, FreedomWorks provides the freedom movement with an organization that has unprecedented scale, reach, experience, and impact."

Says FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe, "Our mission is no less ambitious than fundamentally changing the way our government operates. We're going to create what President Bush calls an 'ownership society' built on freedom and individual empowerment, and we are going to accomplish it through broad citizen action." Adds Matt, "I'm staking my B.A. in Economics from Grove City College on it!"

Update: Corrected, per "Fair and Balanced" Dave. (See comments.)

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