Disclosure of recipients of Paycheck Protection Program largesse surprised no one. A lot of money was distributed, as expected, to the well-connected. But a couple organizations merit special mention.
The Washington Policy Center, a Seattle-based conservative think tank, makes its philosophy clear:
“We don’t receive government money. We don’t ask for it and we wouldn’t take it even if it were offered. WPC relies on the generous support of our donors — people like you who understand that free-markets are superior to a government rigged economy, and liberty is the air that a free people must breathe.”
Freedom Foundation, opposed to government spending and taxation and a relentless opponent of labor unions:
“We have a vision of a day when opportunity, responsible self-governance, and free markets flourish in America because its citizens understand and defend the principles from which freedom is derived. We accept no government support.”
It’s reassuring to see organizations hold firm to their fundamental philosophies.
Just kidding. Each of these took between $350,000 and $1,000,000 of government money.