“I was immediately troubled by the proposal. It surprised me,” Brian Baker, president of Ending Spending Action Fund funded by billionaire Joe Ricketts, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “We run an organization based on fiscal responsibility. They know we asked for a document based on ending spending, fiscal responsibility and jobs in the economy. This is far afield from that.”

Baker said it was “deeply troubling and unfair” for their organization – and Ricketts, the TD Ameritrade billionaire who which funds the super PAC – to be associated with the proposal, since they had never approved anything in it, and didn’t commission such a proposal.