Behind closed doors, a cadre of far Left politicos, pundits and billionaires have drawn up their answer to all of society’s problems: The Progressive Agenda!
And now, George Soros is ready to put millions of his personal fortune behind efforts to ram this warmed-over socialist claptrap on America in 2016.
According to Rolling Stone, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio held a closed-door meeting at his mayoral residence on April 2, 2015, to create the Progressive version of the 1994 Republican “Contract with America.”
De Blasio called his update the “Progressive Agenda” and its stated purpose was to address “income inequality” in the U.S. A dozen far-left leaders attended the closed-door meeting, including George Soros’ son Jonathan Soros.
Jonathan claims to support removing money from politics, yet hypocritically serves on several boards at the Open Society Foundations (OSF). OSF has given more than $550 million to liberal organizations.
Other liberal leaders at the April 2 meeting were Katrina Vanden Heuvel of The Nation, “disgraced” former Obama advisor and 9/11 Truther Van Jones, and liberal economist Joseph Stiglitz.
In an April 6 interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, de Blasio confirmed that key elements of the Progressive Agenda included: a progressive tax (driven by the Buffett Rule — which argues that wealthier individuals should have to pay higher taxes), universal free pre-kindergarten, and a $15 minimum wage.
A quick rundown of the Progressive Agenda’s key players shows exactly how much Soros has already bought from the Left and gives a hint as to how much he’s ready to dole out going forward.
For just 8 members of this inner circle, Soros has doled out a whopping $159,060,290. That’s about $44 per minimum wage worker in the United States. Wonder if they’d rather have the $44 in cash than George Soros’ political machine working “for them.”
With this new project in place, Soros should be ready to spend at least this much and perhaps more.