Are we funding the leftist agenda?

Posted by  $  Dobrien 5 months ago to Education
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The $17 billion Bank of America deal gave the bank “extra credit” if it donated $100 million or more to activist groups approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The list included UnidosUS, which advocates for illegal immigrants; the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, a left-leaning housing lobbyist group; Operation Hope, which pushes banks to lend to unqualified mortgage applicants in Los Angeles; and the Mutual Housing Association of New York, a spinoff of the controversial community-organizing group ACORN.
SOURCE URL: https://nypost.com/2017/08/05/sessions-investigating-slush-fund-used-by-left-wing-groups/


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  • Posted by freedomforall 5 months ago
    In a word, yes.
    We have been for decades.
    How many billions are wasted on socialist propaganda, and on disinformation about free markets and individual liberty in public schools?
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    • Posted by term2 4 months, 4 weeks ago
      Every time we citizens pay a tax bill, we are funding government expansion actually. Makes one want to never earn or spend another dollar thats taxed.
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    • Posted by LibertyBelle 4 months, 4 weeks ago
      Besides abolishing public schools, (which is not politically feasible at the moment), would it not be possible to put voluntary donations together and set up an Objectivist college? (Of course, there are some computer courses, which are better than nothing, but I mean an actual school, where people would go and sit in desks, and listen to philosophy professors, etc., and also associate with each other.).
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      • Posted by freedomforall 4 months, 4 weeks ago
        And learn to think and be proud, not ashamed, of being productive.
        In order to do this and reach enough people, parents must take action to change the curriculum. We are paying a lot for this "education system" and it is resulting in uneducated, foolish, whining young people. We have to refuse to accept the propaganda masquerading as education. Organize all the parents you know who voted for Trump and assault the ivory towers.
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        • Posted by LibertyBelle 4 months, 3 weeks ago
          My homeschooling friends, ironically enough, did NOT vote for Trump. The lady of that house declared her vote for the Libertarian, and said they'd prefer Hillary Clinton to Trump. But still, as they apparently do not endorse the public education system (they have a religious exemption), they might be amenable to "assault[ing] the ivory towers."
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    • Posted by 834 5 months ago
      Money for social housing always makes sense. Ethnic weighting and quotas doesnt. I'd rather the money had gone on building decent low rent housing than for 'activists'. How about helping the poor for real instead of pocketing the money and using nice cheap words asking for more money?
      I have a social conscience. I just expect money to buy something actually tangible that might actually do some good.
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      • Posted by freedomforall 4 months, 4 weeks ago
        BTW, what is "social housing"? ;^)

        One unintended consequence of requiring involuntary donations (i.e., theft) of earnings to a so-called "good cause" as housing is the immediate increase in the cost of that housing.
        It has happened in housing, in education, in health care. Every time that government meddles in the free market for the "common good" the consumer pays the price.
        That makes no sense.
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  • Posted by  $  blarman 4 months, 4 weeks ago
    Which one of the alphabet soup agencies isn't a slush fund for the leftist agenda? The EPA is all about stalling or preventing any improvements to our nations energy grid. The Department of Energy just prevents exploitation at the behest of environmental groups. NASA was made into a propaganda machine for Islam. Housing and Urban Development is there to drive up housing costs. NEA is a shill for the teachers' unions. And then you have the unions who get funded by taxpayer dollars who then act as the campaign arm for Democrats. It goes on and on
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    • Posted by  $  4 months, 3 weeks ago
      ▶Anonymous 04/25/18 (Wed) 15:42:51 c53b28 No.1184389>>1184426
      Regarding OSF powerpoint on "skirting" lobbying laws in the US in a previous thread >>1182832 (previous thread)
      I've posted this before but this document was presented to a group of OSF, Ford foundation, and DOJ funded 501c3's in Washington D.C.
      These groups were coordinating with the Obama White House, LL DOJ, HRC campaign, DNC, Hollywood, MSM, and other groups and people.
      They were using DOJ grant money, commingled with other grants, to not only lobby national, state, and local governments but to coordinate efforts and impact electoral campaigns at all of those levels.
      These groups taught other smaller and local 501c3's how to apply for more grant money and replicate their efforts to skirt election and lobbying laws.
      THIS IS 100% PROOF of ILLEGAL ACTIVITY and in and of itself should preempt a congressional investigation.
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  • Posted by Abaco 4 months, 4 weeks ago
    The left, by virtue of being leftist, realized with great clarity that obtaining the government was essential to their mission. Get the power, those with the most guns, on your side. To a conservative or (true) libertarian, that's like sleeping with snakes.
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  • Posted by DrZarkov99 4 months, 4 weeks ago
    We've been funding the leftist agenda for some time. The New Deal under FDR was essentially socialist, and even staunch Republicans have supported socialist elements of the budget. No child left behind and Medicare part D created under Dubya are examples.
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    • Posted by  $  4 months, 4 weeks ago
      Newly recently released tax documents reveal how billionaire “philanthropist” George Soros expanded his U.S.-based empire by using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the Obama stimulus. Soros and Obama worked hand-in-glove through the stimulus, which has been called the largest single partisan wealth transfer in American history.

      In 2010, tax records show that Soros, a convicted inside trader with extensive knowledge of the American financial system and government policies under Obama, deployed grantees from his Open Society Foundations1 to lobby for and acquire federal contracts for job training, green energy, and community redevelopment programs. By gaining control over those resources, Soros advanced his agenda for “green economics,” open borders, and increased government handouts. In short, he grew his empire, which includes much of the “progressive” movement in the U.S., as the federal government and Obama’s political constituencies grew in power and influence.

      This report analyzes George Soros’s grants to organizations in 2010. The records show massive coordination of non-profit networks in the states and nationally. Four powerful organizations and coalitions — The STAR Coalition, The Gamaliel Foundation, the Apollo Alliance, and Green for All — are given detailed scrutiny in this regard, with the involvement of Van Jones getting special mention. Jones is the former Obama “Green Jobs Czar” fired after information about his communist past surfaced through the work of anti-communist blogger Trevor Loudon and then-Fox News personality Glenn Beck. The lobbying power of such efforts ensured that stimulus funds flowed from taxpayers into union coffers and into the hands of other activists who had been instrumental in putting President Obama into office.



      Read more: Obama Stimulus Dollars Funded Soros Empire | The Soros Files http://sorosfiles.com/soros/2012/04/o...
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  • Posted by chad 4 months, 4 weeks ago
    There is no way to stop funding it without going to jail for not paying your taxes. If you try to fight the socialists they will take money from you to fight you and when you run out of money they will take money from others and continue the fight until they win or you die.
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  • Posted by 834 5 months ago
    Yes you probably are funding it but not much. Pennies really per person.
    I looked up the organisation. I would like to say they do good community work. I'm all for public donations for groups that speak up for the disadvantaged. My issue is I struggled to see what if anything unidosus does. It appears they exist to exist and their Wikipedia page bolstered that opinion. Who exactly except the group actually benefits from the funding? What injustices have they uncovered? Who have they helped? Very woolly stuff tbh.
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    • Posted by  $  4 months, 4 weeks ago
      Money collected in settlements to the US Justice dept should go to the US treasury period.
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      • Posted by freedomforall 4 months, 4 weeks ago
        Better to be used to repay those damaged by the actions of those found guilty, not to feed the Just-us swamp. Most of these cases do nothing for those who were the victims, if any. They are like non-moving traffic citations, stealing from the productive to feed the government monster.
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  • Posted by  $  exceller 5 months ago
    Of course.

    And Sessions will do nothing.

    I still would like to see ANY results of the several "investigations" he allegedly undertaken against corruption of the left.

    Trump made a grave mistake appointing him.
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    • Posted by  $  4 months, 4 weeks ago
      Trust Sessions. Investigate https://www.google.com/search?q=trust...
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      • Posted by  $  exceller 4 months, 4 weeks ago
        Your confidence in him is commendable.

        I very much wish you were correct in trusting him.
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        • Posted by  $  4 months, 4 weeks ago
          He has an awful lot of work .Many heads will roll.
          It will play out like dominos. It is this countries last chance to save our constitutional republic .
          The corruption has almost engulfed the nation .
          Joining Sessions is Ezra Cohen-Watnick, a former White House adviser and Trump loyalist, will be joining the Justice Department as a national security adviser to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
          John Huber from Utah is also on the case.
          See Nunes interview with Maria Bartilomo https://youtu.be/qTYCtgOr_8I
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          • Posted by  $  exceller 4 months, 4 weeks ago
            Again, I hope you are right although I don't like to use the word "hope". It suggests the notion of sitting idle, doing nothing and waiting for something to happen that is originated by someone else. I don't need to explain this to you, John Galt has done it in a much more articulate manner.
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            • Posted by  $  4 months, 4 weeks ago
              In an average year there is about 1000 sealed indictments currently 24,000+ . No need to race into a judge that is on the take. The chorus of singers can be heard faintly but soon will crescendo . See Mack from nvixm , she is like a canary watch the resignations .
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