Friday, September 10, 2010

Free-Market Activist to Take on Big Business at D.C. Tea Party Rally

Washington, D.C. - Speaking to the "March on D.C." tea party at the U.S. Capitol on September 12, Free Enterprise Project Director Dr. Tom Borelli will take some of America's largest corporate leaders to task for colluding with the Obama White House on a "cap-and-trade" climate policy that would devastate the nation's already ailing economy.

"Cap-and-trade is a central part of Obama's war on fossil fuels," said Borelli. "Obama has partnered with his big business allies including GE, Duke Energy and Johnson and Johnson to advance his global warming policy. Obama may push for a cap-and-trade bill to be passed during the lame duck session of Congress even though this policy is unpopular with Americans and it will harm the economy through high energy prices. The partnership between big government and big businesses threatens our liberty."

The rally portion of the March on D.C., organized by FreedomWorks, is scheduled to start at 2:00 PM eastern on the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The Free Enterprise Project is a program of the National Center for Public Policy Research.

Borelli has taken on some of America's biggest business leaders -- including the heads of General Electric, Caterpillar, Duke Energy, Johnson and Johnson and PG&E -- because of their support of a cap-and-trade energy policy.

Most recently, a joint ad campaign undertaken by the National Center for Public Policy Research and FreedomWorks was credited with helping force heavy-equipment manufacturer Deere and Company to withdraw from the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, a coalition of businesses and radical environmental groups lobbying for cap-and-trade regulations.

The Free Enterprise Project is also calling on the public to sign a petition calling on GE CEO Jeff Immelt to resign due to his lobbying for economically risky Obama Administration initiatives and simultaneously running the MSNBC news network. The petition can be found at

"Tea party activists are just as mad at corporate America as they are with politicians who are selling out their freedom," said Borelli. "Tea partiers want CEOs to be held accountable for trying to make a buck at the cost of people's liberty and economic futures."

For interviews with Dr. Borelli, please contact David Almasi at (202) 543-4110 x11 or (703) 568-4727 or Judy Kent at (703) 759-7476.

The National Center for Public Policy Research is a non-partisan conservative, free-market think-tank established in 1982. It is supported by the voluntary gifts of over 100,000 individual recent supporters, and receives less than one percent of its revenue from corporations. It can be visited online at


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