China goes big with the longest bridge and fastest train and Obama goes big on entitlements, wasteful deficit spending and blaming others for his incompetence
China goes big with the longest bridge and fastest train and Obama goes big on entitlements, wasteful deficit spending and blaming others for his incompetence
We are in a real bind. We have massive entitlements growing out of control and there is no end in sight. The term “unsustainable” does not even scratch the surface of the problems that are facing this soon to be “once a great nation”. Like Obama’s former chief of staff, Rahm Israel Emanuel once said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste”, Obama is taking his advice and is doing just that. He will continue to gut the dollar until everything falls apart and when people who dependent on government hand outs take to the streets, he will declare martial law and begin to rule as a dictator. Unfortunately for him, this is not Greece and there are too many hard working and honest people he calls tea baggers that stand in his way.
To speed up the process, he is spending our hard earned money at a record pace and with the help of main stream media and liberal politicians is attempting to persuade the masses to act as they do in Grease.
To illustrate my point Obama has made statements like, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” and “I want you to argue with them and get in their face,” which union thugs are already doing. Other Democrats like Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) called for violence if democrats don’t get their historic tax hikes by saying “It really is time for Americans to take up pitchforks.” Other democrats like U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) rallied the crowd, calling the battle to save collective bargaining rights “a fight for the middle class.” Capuano also said “Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary.”
President Obama and Fed Chief Bernanke believe, that the only way they’ll ever be able to service the nations massive debt — let alone repay it — is to do so with cheaper money without any regard what that will do to the middle class. TO YOU, that would mean food, energy and everything else you pay for would go through the roof.
Using the made up crises to further his agenda, Barack Hussein Obama, took your hard earned money and calling it a stimulus created his own slush fund. For example, as reported in the Wall Street Journal, the stimulus bill sent about $160 billion in taxpayer dollars to states. You would assume that the money was intended to save or create jobs. In reality, no one else but the government employees and unions benefited from the influx of money. For example, a new study by economists Timothy Conley of the University of Western Ontario and Bill Dupor of Ohio State found that despite of all that federal money, highway construction jobs actually plunged by nearly 70,000 between 2008 and 2010. “The “Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected,” Barack Obama joked the other day at a meeting of his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
How did the Obama slush fund benefit government employees and unions?
You see, each state employee pays dues to the AFSCME union and those union dues go directly to Democratic candidates! As the Wall Street Journal reported, AFSCME has donated an eye-popping $87.5 million for the midterm elections, virtually all of it to Democratic candidates. In addition, according to Rich Blake, ABC News, billions of dollars that were sent to states to shore up payrolls for public school teachers further stoked the debate over whether government employees, their unions and their benefits packages are bankrupting the country.
It turns out that the Obama stimulus was nothing but a Democrat classic money-laundering scheme. Late last year, it was learned that billions of stimulus dollars were sent to non-existent congressional districts. Now, it has been discovered that hundreds of thousands of dollars (so far) have been sent to non-existing zip codes.
America is at a tipping point. Federal spending now exceeds tax revenues by $1.6 trillion a year. That means 40 percent of what Washington spends is borrowed. Washington must make drastic budget cuts now to preserve our freedom and prosperity. The current debate over the debt limit and the 2012 budget gives conservatives an opportunity to make the case for restraining the debt—and for real cuts in federal spending. The following cuts were recommended by The Heritage Foundation.
Department of Education
Annual budget: $121 billion
Summary: Since the department’s creation in 1979, trillions of tax dollars have yielded declining test scores as American education has fallen behind many other countries. One expert recently testified: “It now costs three times as much to provide essentially the same education as we provided in 1970.” The more we spend, the less we get.
2012 budget: $5 billion
Summary: In the next decade, Obamacare adds $1 trillion in new health care spending, which will balloon the federal deficit by $500 billion and produce a crushing tax burden. But even after one year, Obamacare is already cited responsible for increases in insurance premiums, dropped coverage, and job loss.
2009 Federal Stimulus Program
Amount budgeted: $827 billion total
Summary: The stimulus not only didn’t reduce unemployment, as the President and Congress promised, but much of the money is being wasted. One project spent $500,000 and didn’t even create two jobs! Much of the money remains unspent—which means it can still be cut!
Welfare/Entitlement Waste & Fraud
Annual budget for welfare and entitlements: More than $2 trillion
Summary: Washington bureaucracies are filled with preventable fraud, error, and theft. Example: Each year, 22 million Americans receive checks of up to $4,700 through the Earned Income Tax Credit, and almost one-third of these claims are fraudulent. Ten thousand or more dead people also received “stimulus” checks from Social Security. Medicare inefficiencies and fraud are even worse.
Excessive Pay for Civilian Federal Workers
Amount budgeted: $244 billion
Summary: Federal workers average 30 to 40 percent more in salaries and wages than equivalently skilled workers in the private sector and they receive roughly three times the basic benefits, more job security, repayment of student loans, and more days off.
Let’s face it. The root causes of most problems that are bringing down our world right now is big and bad government. It’s still not too late. Stand up and say no to big government.
Who is Valerie Jarrett?
Unvetted, Unknown, Unaccountable
The New York Times calls her Barack Obama’s “old hometown mentor,” “closest friend in the White House,” “all-purpose ambassador,” “skillful envoy,” “emissary,” and the “ultimate Obama insider.”
The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank dubs her “the real center of Obama’s inner circle,” with ties to the president that are “deep and personal.”
The Wall Street Journal identifies her as the “essential member” of President Obama’s “inner set.”
The Chicago Tribune proclaims her “the president’s right-hand woman.”
Rahm Emanuel calls her “a very dear friend” and “valuable ally” to Barack Obama.
And Obama himself calls her one of his “oldest friends,” who is “like a sibling to me…I trust her completely.”
Who is this mystery woman of extraordinary influence? She is Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s close friend, confidant, and secret weapon, known to Washington insiders, but unknown to the folks in the hinterland.
In the July/August issue of The American Spectator, Paul Kengor unveils the unexamined Jarrett, a key aide and mentor to our president, to reveal a red-diaper past and a business career that’s been utterly dependent on government connections at their seediest.
Here’s just some of what Kengor uncovers in this American Spectator exclusive exposé:
Jarrett’s father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, defended Chicago’s oppressed proletariat with none other than Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party USA member who mentored a young Barack Obama in Hawaii;
Jarrett’s maternal grandfather, Robert Taylor, the first African American head of the infamous Chicago Housing Authority, appears in a 1944 report by the Special Committee on Un-American Activities;
Perhaps with a kick-start from her Chicago-renowned father-in-law, Jarrett’s 20-year career in Chicago’s political machine included a stint as Mayor Richard Daley’s deputy chief of staff, as well as any number of major jobs in the area of urban housing and development;
In Chicago, Jarrett oversaw the management and development of huge housing projects — most of which were ultimately seized by federal authorities and shut down because of their deplorable, squalid, and unlivable conditions;
In November 2008, Judicial Watch obtained documents linking Jarrett to several housing projects operated by Chicago slumlord Antoin “Tony” Rezko, who was convicted on 16 of 24 counts of corruption in 2008;
In August 2009, Jarrett introduced the radical Marxist “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones as someone “we were so delighted to be able to recruit…into the White House.” Jones was forced to resign one month later;
Jarrett’s name was widely floated as a top candidate to fill Obama’s vacated U.S. Senate seat. Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich allegedly offered to appoint Jarrett in exchange for a top Obama administration post.
Who is this invisible hand behind Obama? The dominant press has not even remotely touched upon Valerie Jarrett’s personal politics. Her ideology is the single most elusive question that remains after reading the litany of hagiographic profiles by the mainstream media. You can learn all about her in the July/August issue of The American Spectator. This article was published in The American Spectator. They need your support.
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• Multi-billionaire funder of leftwing causes and groups
• Founder of the Open Society Institute
• Stated that defeating President Bush in the 2004 election “is the central focus of my life”
George Soros was born on August 12, 1930 in Budapest, Hungary. His father, Teodoro Schwartz, was an Orthodox Jew who, in 1936, changed the family surname from Schwartz to Soros in order to enable his family to conceal its Jewish identity and thus to survive the Nazi Holocaust. In 1947 Soros’ family relocated from Hungary to England. Five years later, George graduated from the London School of Economics. He subsequently worked for a London stockbroker.
In 1956 Soros, with meager personal assets, emigrated to the United States. He would go on to become one of the world’s leading hedge fund investors and currency traders. In 1969 he started his enormously successful Quantum Fund, which, over the ensuing three decades, yielded its long-term investors a four thousand-fold gain on their initial 1969 investments.
In a $10 billion 1992 deal whose success was contingent upon the devaluation of the British Pound, Soros earned himself a $1 billion profit and the title, “the man who broke the Bank of England.” To date, he has amassed a personal fortune exceeding $7 billion. In addition, his management company controls billions of dollars more in investor assets.
In 1979 Soros established the Open Society Institute (OSI), which serves as the flagship of a network of Soros foundations that donate tens of millions of dollars each year to a wide array of individuals and organizations that share the founder’s agendas. Those agendas can be summarized as follows:
• promoting the view that America is institutionally an oppressive nation
• promoting the election of leftist political candidates throughout the United States
• opposing virtually all post-9/11 national security measures enacted by U.S. government, particularly the Patriot Act
• depicting American military actions as unjust, unwarranted, and immoral
• promoting open borders, mass immigration, and a watering down of current immigration laws
• promoting a dramatic expansion of social welfare programs funded by ever-escalating taxes
• promoting social welfare benefits and amnesty for illegal aliens
• defending the civil rights and liberties of suspected anti-American terrorists and their abetters
• financing the recruitment and training of future activist leaders of the political Left
• advocating America’s unilateral disarmament and/or a steep reduction in its military spending
• opposing the death penalty in all circumstances
• promoting socialized medicine in the United States
• promoting the tenets of radical environmentalism, whose ultimate goal, as writer Michael Berliner has explained, is ”not clean air and clean water, [but] rather … the demolition of technological/industrial civilization”
• bringing American foreign policy under the control of the United Nations
• promoting racial and ethnic preferences in academia and the business world alike
• promoting taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand
• advocating stricter gun-control measures
• advocating the legalization of marijuana
To view a list of many of the more important Soros donees that support the foregoing agendas, click here.
Moreover, there are numerous “secondary” or “indirect” affiliates of the Soros network. These include organizations which do not receive direct funding from Soros and OSI, but which are funded by one or more organizations that do. These secondary affiliates also include groups that work collaboratively or synergistically with Soros-funded entities. To view a list of some of these organizations, click here.
All told, Soros’ foundation network made an estimated $5 billion worth of grants between 1979 and 2007.
PBS broadcaster and Schumann Center for Media and Democracy President Bill Moyers is a trustee of the Open Society Institute’s Board of Directors.
In 1996 Soros launched the Soros Documentary Fund with a mission to “spur awareness, action and social change.” Over the ensuing decade, this Fund would help finance the production of several hundred documentaries. In 2001, the Fund’s leadership was turned over to Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute with a continuing mission: “to support the production of documentaries on social justice, human rights, civil liberties, and freedom of expression issues around the world.”
According to journalist Rondi Adamson, most of the documentaries that that the Fund supports ”are highly critical of some aspect of American life, capitalism or Western culture,” and generally share Soros’ worldview that “America is a troubling if not sinister influence in the world, that the War on Terror is a fraud and terrorists are misunderstood freedom fighters, and that markets are fundamentally unjust.” Films which have been produced with the aid of Soros’ funding include Soldiers of Conscience (2007), An American Soldier (2008), and My Baghdad Family (in production as of late 2008).
In 1998 Soros was a signatory to a public letter addressed to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, declaring that “the global war on drugs is now causing more harm than drug abuse itself.” The letter blamed the war on drugs for impeding such public health efforts as stemming the spread of HIV, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases, as well as human rights violations and the perpetration of environmental assaults. Other notable signers included Peter Lewis, Tammy Baldwin, Rev. William Sloan Coffin, Jr., Walter Cronkite, Morton H. Halperin, Kweisi Mfume, and Cornel West.
In 2000, Soros was a signatory to a letter titled “Appeal for Responsible Security” that appeared in the New York Times. ”We call upon the United States government,” said the letter, “to commit itself unequivocally to negotiate the worldwide reduction and elimination of nuclear weapons, in a series of well-defined stages accompanied by increasing verification and control.” Other signers included Jimmy Carter, Martin Sheen, Marian Wright Edelman, John Sweeney, and Ted Turner.
Also in 2000, Soros signed a letter addressed to President Bill Clinton, asking him to place a moratorium on federal death penalty executions. The letter maintained that the “death penalty system” was “distorted by bias and arbitrariness.” Other signatories included Mary Frances Berry, Julian Bond, Wade Henderson, Jesse Jackson, Norman Lear, Jim Wallis, Robert Reich, and Barbra Streisand.
During the 2000 presidential election season, Soros first experimented with the idea of raising campaign funds through “Section 527″ groups. Such organizations are used for raising “soft money” which is not intended for “express advocacy” of any particular candidate, but rather for “voter education,” “issue-oriented” political advertising, and other such nebulous enterprises. As such, there are no limits on how much money they may receive from any given donor. In practice, however, 527s can exert — through public statements, press releases, media citations, research reports, and direct action campaigns — immense influence on the political views and voting decisions of the American public.
Soros assembled a team of wealthy Democrat donors to help him push two of his pet issues – gun control and marijuana legalization — by funneling large amounts of cash to some 527s that were committed to those particular objectives. The financial contributions that Soros and his fellow donors made to these 527s greatly exceeded the sums which campaign finance laws would have permitted them to give to any political candidate, political party, or Political Action Committee (PAC). By funding the 527s, Soros et al were helping them promote messages and worldviews that were consistent with those of leftist politicos; as such, the funders were indirectly but quite substantially helping candidates of the left. In a sense, Soros and his fellow donors effectively laundered their political contributions through Section 527 groups, which were dubbed “stealth PACs” by the media of that time.
Having experienced this success in 2000, Soros moved to exploit the power of 527s on a much larger scale during the 2004 election cycle. Toward that end, he was a key force in the creation of the so-called “Shadow Party” in 2003. This term refers to a nationwide network of unions, non-profit activist groups, and think tanks whose agendas are ideologically to the left, and which are engaged in campaigning for the Democrats. This network’s activities include fundraising, get-out-the-vote drives, political advertising, opposition research, and media manipulation.
According to Richard Poe, co-author (with David Horowitz) of the book The Shadow Party:
“The Shadow Party is the real power driving the Democrat machine. It is a network of radicals dedicated to transforming our constitutional republic into a socialist hive. The leader of these radicals is … George Soros. He has essentially privatized the Democratic Party, bringing it under his personal control. The Shadow Party is the instrument through which he exerts that control…. It works by siphoning off hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign contributions that would have gone to the Democratic Party in normal times, and putting those contributions at the personal disposal of Mr. Soros. He then uses that money to buy influence and loyalty where he sees fit. In 2003, Soros set up a network of privately-owned groups which acts as a shadow or mirror image of the Party. It performs all the functions we would normally expect the real Democratic Party to perform, such as shaping the Party platform, fielding candidates, running campaigns, and so forth. However, it performs these functions under the private supervision of Mr. Soros and his associates. The Shadow Party derives its power from its ability to raise huge sums of money. By controlling the Democrat purse strings, the Shadow Party can make or break any Democrat candidate by deciding whether or not to fund him. During the 2004 election cycle, the Shadow Party raised more than $300 million for Democrat candidates, prompting one of its operatives, MoveOn PAC director Eli Pariser, to declare, ‘Now it’s our party. We bought it, we own it.…’”
In a November 11, 2003 interview with Laura Blumenfeld of the Washington Post, Soros described how he had jump-started the Shadow Party during the summer of 2002 by summoning a team of political strategists, activists, and Democrat donors to his Southampton beach house in Long Island. The attendees included: Morton H. Halperin (Director of Soros’ Open Society Institute); John Podesta (Democrat strategist and former Bill Clinton chief of staff); Jeremy Rosner (Democrat strategist and pollster, and ex-foreign policy speechwriter for Bill Clinton); Robert Boorstin (Democrat strategist and pollster); Carl Pope (America Coming Together co-founder, Democrat strategist, and Sierra Club Executive Director); Steve Rosenthal (Labor leader, CEO of America Coming Together, and former advisor to Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich); Peter Lewis (major Democrat donor and insurance entrepreneur); Rob Glaser (major Democrat donor and Silicon Valley pioneer); Ellen Malcolm (co-founder and President of America Coming Together and founder of Emily’s List); Rob McKay (major Democrat donor); and Lewis and Dorothy Cullman (major Democrat donors).
At that meeting, Soros laid out his plan to unseat incumbent President George W. Bush.
Profoundly contemptuous of Bush, Soros blamed the President not only for many of the ills that plagued the United States, but for a host of problems afflicting other nations as well. Speaking at a conference of the Jewish Funders Network in November 2003, for example, Soros said:
“There is a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe. The policies of the Bush administration and the [Israeli prime minister Ariel] Sharon administration contribute to that…. I’m critical of those policies…. If we change that direction, then anti-Semitism also will diminish.”
Asserting that America needed “a regime change” to oust Bush, Soros declared that derailing the President’s reelection bid in 2004 “is the central focus of my life … a matter of life and death.” “America under Bush,” he said, “is a danger to the world, and I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is.”
Soros had previously experienced considerable success in effecting “regime change” elsewhere in the world. For instance, he helped fund the 1989 “Velvet Revolution” that brought Vaclav Havel to power in the Czech Republic. And by his own admission, he helped engineer coups in Slovakia, Croatia, Georgia, and Yugoslavia.
When Soros targets a country for “regime change,” he begins by creating a shadow government – a fully formed government-in-exile, ready to assume power when the opportunity arises. The Shadow Party he has built in America greatly resembles those he has created in other countries prior to instigating a coup.
Claiming that “the Republican party has been captured by a bunch of extremists,” Soros accused the Bush administration of following a “supremacist ideology” in whose rhetoric he claimed to hear echoes from his childhood in occupied Hungary. “When I hear Bush say, ‘You’re either with us or against us,’” Soros explained, ”it reminds me of the Germans. It conjures up memories of Nazi slogans on the walls, Der Feind Hort mit (The enemy is listening). My experiences under Nazi and Soviet rule have sensitized me.”
Soros likened Republicans generally, and the Bush administration in particular, to “the Nazi and communist regimes” in the sense that they are “all engaged in the politics of fear.” “Indeed,” he wrote in 2006, “the Bush administration has been able to improve on the techniques used by the Nazi and Communist propaganda machines by drawing on the innovations of the advertising and marketing industries.” Soros would elaborate on this theme at the January 2007 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he told reporters: “America needs to … go through a certain de-Nazification process.”
In 2004 Soros spent some $26 million of his own money in an effort to drive Bush from office. That sum included a $5 million donation to MoveOn.org, a $10 million grant to a Democratic Party 2004 get-out-the-vote initiative called America Coming Together, and $3 million to the Center for American Progress (CAP), a think-tank headed by former Clinton chief-of-staff John Podesta. (Soros himself was instrumental in establishing CAP in 2003 as “a nonpartisan research and educational institute” aimed at “developing a long-term vision of a progressive America.”)
Though Soros and his Shadow Party failed to bring about “regime change” in 2004, the vast network of interrelated Shadow Party groups would prove to be key players in the 2006 midterm elections that saw Democrats seize control of Congress. Of particular significance was Democracy Alliance, a non-tax-exempt nonprofit entity registered in the District of Columbia, which Soros had founded in 2005, and whose long-term objective was to develop a funding clearinghouse for leftist groups.
In 2008, Soros’ Shadow Party was again a major force in the movement that not only expanded the Democratic Party’s congressional majorities, but also delivered the presidency to Barack Obama.
Soros’ ties to Obama date back to 2004, when the multi-billionaire hosted a fundraiser for Obama during the latter’s 2004 campaign for the U.S. Senate. In December of 2006, as Obama contemplated making a run for the presidency in 2008, Soros met in his New York office with the Illinois senator. Then, on January 16, 2007, Obama announced the creation of a presidential exploratory committee. Within hours, Soros sent the senator a contribution of $2,100, the maximum amount allowable under campaign finance laws. Later that week, the New York Daily News reported that Soros would back Obama over the Democrat he had previously favored for the presidency, Hillary Clinton. Soros averred, however, that he would support Mrs. Clinton if she (rather than Obama) were ultimately to win the Democratic Party’s nomination.
In 2008, Obama announced that upon his election to the office of President, he would create a “Social Investment Fund Network,” which would provide federal money to “social entrepreneurs and leading nonprofit organizations [that] are assisting schools, lifting families out of poverty, filling health care gaps, and inspiring others to lead change in their own communities.” According to columnist Michelle Malkin, “this Barack Obama brainchild would serve as a permanent, taxpayer-backed pipeline to Democratic partisan outfits masquerading as public-interest do-gooders,” and would serve as a “George Soros Slush Fund” by continuing to bolster numerous Soros-founded and funded organizations.
Soros has been a vocal critic of America’s military endeavors and foreign policies in recent years. He also has rejected the very notion that a war on terror needs to be fought. In August 2006 he wrote a Wall Street Journal piece titled “A Self-Defeating War,” whose premise was that “the war on terror is a false metaphor that has led to counterproductive and self-defeating policies.” “Five years after 9/11,” Soros elaborated, “a misleading figure of speech applied literally has unleashed a real war fought on several fronts — Iraq, Gaza, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Somalia — a war that has killed thousands of innocent civilians and enraged millions around the world. Yet al Qaeda has not been subdued.”
According to Soros:
“[T]errorism is an abstraction. It lumps together all political movements that use terrorist tactics. Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Sunni insurrection and the Mahdi army in Iraq are very different forces, but President Bush’s global war on terror prevents us from differentiating between them and dealing with them accordingly. It inhibits much-needed negotiations with Iran and Syria because they are states that support terrorist groups…. The war on terror emphasizes military action while most territorial conflicts require political solutions…. [It] drives a wedge between ‘us’ and ‘them.’ We are [supposedly] innocent victims. They are [supposedly] perpetrators. But we fail to notice that we also become perpetrators in the process; the rest of the world, however, does notice. That is how such a wide gap has arisen between America and much of the world. Taken together, these … factors ensure that the war on terror cannot be won. An endless war waged against an unseen enemy is doing great damage to our power and prestige abroad and to our open society at home.”
In the April 12, 2007 issue of the New York Review of Books, Soros penned an article titled “On Israel, America and AIPAC,” wherein he derided the Bush administration for “committing a major policy blunder in the Middle East” by “supporting the Israeli government in its refusal to recognize a Palestinian unity government that includes Hamas, which the U.S. State Department considers a terrorist organization.” In Soros’ calculus, “This precludes any progress toward a peace settlement at a time when progress on the Palestinian problem could help avert a conflagration in the greater Middle East.” Added Soros:
“Israel, “with the strong backing of the United States, refused to recognize the democratically elected Hamas government and withheld payment of the millions in taxes collected by the Israelis on its behalf. This caused great economic hardship and undermined the ability of the government to function. But it did not reduce popular support for Hamas among Palestinians, and it reinforced the position of Islamic and other extremists who oppose negotiations with Israel.… [Hamas] was not willing to go so far as to recognize the existence of Israel but it was prepared to enter into a government of national unity which would have abided by the existing agreements with Israel.… But both Israel and the United States seem to be frozen in their unwillingness to negotiate with a Palestinian Authority that includes Hamas. The sticking point is Hamas’s unwillingness to recognize the existence of Israel; but that [recognition] could be made a condition for an eventual settlement rather than a precondition for negotiations.… The current policy of not seeking a political solution but pursuing military escalation—not just an eye for an eye but roughly speaking ten Palestinian lives for every Israeli one—has reached a particularly dangerous point.”
In a November 2008 interview with Spiegel, Soros made some comments that accurately outlined precisely the course that President Obama’s administration would eventually pursue in 2009:
“I think we need a large stimulus package which will provide funds for state and local government to maintain their budgets — because they are not allowed by the constitution to run a deficit. For such a program to be successful, the federal government would need to provide hundreds of billions of dollars. In addition, another infrastructure program is necessary. In total, the cost would be in the 300 to 600 billion dollar range [in addition to the $700 billion bailout which the government already had given to the financial industry]…. I think this is a great opportunity to finally deal with global warming and energy dependence. The U.S. needs a cap and trade system with auctioning of licenses for emissions rights. I would use the revenues from these auctions to launch a new, environmentally friendly energy policy. That would be yet another federal program that could help us to overcome the current stagnation.”
The interviewer then said: “Your proposal would be dismissed on Wall Street as ‘big government.’ Republicans might call it European-style ‘socialism.’” Soros replied:
“That is exactly what we need now. I am against market fundamentalism. I think this propaganda that government involvement is always bad has been very successful — but also very harmful to our society…. I think it is better to have a government that wants to provide good government than a government that doesn’t believe in government…. At times of recession, running a budget deficit is highly desirable. Once the economy begins to recover, you have to balance the budget. In 2010, the Bush tax cuts will expire and we should not extend them. But we will also need additional revenues.”
Soros and his foundations have had a hand in funding such noteworthy leftist organizations as the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy; the Tides Foundation; the Tides Center; the National Organization for Women; Feminist Majority; the American Civil Liberties Union; People for the American Way; Alliance for Justice; NARAL Pro-Choice America; America Coming Together; the Center for American Progress; Campaign for America’s Future; Amnesty International; the Sentencing Project; the Center for Community Change; the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Human Rights Watch; the Prison Moratorium Project; the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement; the National Lawyers Guild; the Center for Constitutional Rights; the Coalition for an International Criminal Court; The American Prospect; MoveOn.org; Planned Parenthood; the Nation Institute; the Brennan Center for Justice; the Ms. Foundation for Women; the National Security Archive Fund; the Pacifica Foundation; Physicians for Human Rights; the Proteus Fund; the Public Citizen Foundation; the Urban Institute; the American Friends Service Committee; Catholics for a Free Choice; Human Rights First; the Independent Media Institute; MADRE; the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund; the Immigrant Legal Resource Center; the National Immigration Law Center; the National Immigration Forum; the National Council of La Raza; the American Immigration Law Foundation; the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee; and the Peace and Security Funders Group.
Apart from the more than $5 billion that Soros’ foundation network has donated to leftist groups like those listed above, Soros personally has made campaign contributions to such notable political candidates as Charles Rangel, Al Franken, Tom Udall, Joe Sestak, and Sherrod Brown.
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A study by Conley and Dupor found that the $500 billion in stimulus spending did create or save 443,000 government jobs, but destroyed 1 million private-sector jobs. Government jobs do not generate revenue and on top of it million workers who lost out on those private sector jobs have to be paid unemployment and then go on food stamps or even social security causing the deficits to rise further.
2006, before Democrats took over Congress, consumer confidence stood at a 2-1/2 year high, gas was $1.50-2.00 and unemployment 4.7%. When Bush recommended a regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry, the Democrats refused and imposed penalties if not enough low income loans were made.