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June 07, 2013

Tech Company, Part of Democracy Alliance Group of Heavyweight Liberal Donors, Turns on Obama Over Surveillance Overreach

Democracy Alliance is a group which funnels major, major cash -- "dark money" -- to various liberal groups. (Note how you never hear about this from the media... first time I've heard of it myself.)

One company is put off.

A wireless provider with ties to the secret dark money group the Democracy Alliance is pushing back against the Obama administration’s surveillance of customers. CREDO Mobile cofounder Michael Kieschnick said on Thursday he was “deeply disturbed” by the administration’s invasion of individual’s civil liberties.


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Kieschnick is a member of the invite-only progressive Democracy Alliance. The exclusive group since 2005 has funneled more than $500 million into liberal organizations such as the pro-Obama Super PAC Priorities USA Action and the Center for American Progress, the influential liberal think tank.

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CREDO has contributed $73 million to progressive causes since its inception in 1985. The nonprofit is funded through Working Assets Funding Service, which generates revenue from a 1 percent donation from all CREDO Mobile service charges.

The telecommunications CEO now plans to use his group as a vehicle to protest the administration’s wiretapping surveillance activities.

Meanwhile, Rasmussen says 56% of the public now finds the federal government a threat to citizen rights.

More: Joe Machin, a Democrat, says that Eric Holder should consider resigning.


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