THE GEORGE JARKESY SHOW GOES LIVE FROM FREEDOM FEST IN LAS VEGAS AND WELCOMES SPECIAL GUEST MATT KIBBE FROM FREEDOM WORKS. PAUL SKOUSEN AUTHOR OF ‘THE NAKED SOCIALIST’ ALSO JOINS THE SHOW TO TALK ABOUT HIS BOOK.
Matt Kibbe is the President and CEO of FreedomWorks. He has been with the organization for over 15 years. An economist by training, Matt Kibbe is a well-respected national public policy expert, bestselling author and political commentator. He also serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economic Center in Vienna, Austria.
Newsweek has called Kibbe “one of the masterminds” of Tea Party politics, expertise which has led to frequent appearances on national news shows including FOX News, NBC, ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, FOX Business, PBS, and CSPAN.
Dubbed “the scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is coauthor, with Dick Armey, of the New York Times bestseller Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto (HarperCollins, 2010). Liberally expropriating from leftist organizer Saul Alinsky, Kibbe also authored Rules for Patriots: A Pocket Primer for Patriotic Americans. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, POLITICO, The Washington Examiner and numerous other national and online publications. He is also a regular contributor to Forbes.com, RedState and FoxNews.com.
What they’re saying about Matt Kibbe:
“Kibbe…looks and talks like Billy Bob Thornton cleaned up for a job interview.” —Dave Weigel, Slate Magazine
“The Second Worse Person in the World.” —Keith Olbermann, MSNBC
“…An extremely reasonable, articulate voice… as straight a shooter as I’ve heard in the American political arena.” —Geraldo Rivera, Fox News
Before joining FreedomWorks, Kibbe’s career spanned the worlds of academia, business, and lawmaking. He served as Chief of Staff and House Budget Committee Associate for U.S. Representative Dan Miller (R-FL); Director of Federal Budget Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Senior Economist for the Republican National Committee during Lee Atwater’s tenure as Chairman; and Managing Editor of Market Process, an academic economics journal published by the Center for the Study of Market Processes at George Mason University.
Kibbe started his professional career at Citizens for a Sound Economy, serving as a policy analyst in the mid 1980s. Matt did graduate work in the economics department at George Mason University and received his B.A. in Economics from Grove City College.
Kibbe lives in Washington, DC with Terry, his sublimely awesome wife of 25 years. For Matt, goofing off usually involves reading Hayek or Rand, watching The Big Lebowski, or listening to a killer Grateful Dead show, preferably with a nice bottle of red wine.
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Matt Kibbe Clip about his organization Freedom Works
Paul B. Skousen is the seventh child of W. Cleon and Jewel Skousen. Educated at BYU and Georgetown University, Paul says he has been slaughtering the English language for twenty-five years at firms and agencies in New York, Washington, D.C., and downtown Lindon, Utah. He is a former CIA agent and worked in the White House with President Reagan and Bush, Sr. He also enjoyed a first-name friendship with Oliver North. He is currently the Managing Editor for Studies Weekly newspapers and is the parent of ten children with wife Kathy Bradshaw Skousen.
He currently holds the record for the longest paper airplane flight in the BYU ballroom and was the subject of one of Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story” vignettes.
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