TheStupidItHurts: Funky Funding

Liberals need a way to fund the votes they buy from the various groups to which they pander to promote the furtherance of Liberalism. But at the same time greedy Liberals are highly reluctant to spend their own money on those pet projects. Rather, they prefer to keep as much of their own money as they can while piously proclaiming everyone else should give away theirs.

As an example, consider the case of Socialist Bernie Sanders, who hypocritically proclaims that wealthy people shouldn’t pay a lower tax rate than their secretaries, but at the same time does himself:

With all of his itemized deductions, Sanders’s taxable income was significantly lower than it would have been if he had taken the standard deduction. The deductions left Sanders and his wife paying $27,653 in federal income taxes in 2014, on a joint income of $205,271 — an effective federal tax rate of 13.5 percent. If that seems low to you, your instincts are right: According to the Tax Foundation, the average federal income-tax rate for a couple making $200,000 to $500,000 in 2014 was 15.2 percent. The “millionaires and billionaires” that Sanders is so fond of berating payed, on average, just more than twice as much of their income (27.4 percent) in federal taxes as he did.

So indeed it would appear the Socialist Liberal is by default an hypocrite Liberal.

I hope that doesn’t come to you as any surprise.

Now in 2008 when the Federal Government bailed out Wall Street and the banking industry, that simply ticked the blind follower moron disciple class of Liberal off to no end. To the upper intelligentsia, however, this was pay off time.

Those of us who are thinking men and women understand that the bailouts and subsequent TARP and stimulus programs were really just money laundering operations intended to pay off Wall Street and the banking industry for their part in funding Liberals for an election cycle. Quid Pro Quo as it were.

But, the rank and file Liberal needs to be kept in check as well lest he become too rowdy, so Washington Liberals have found a way to keep them quiet for the moment:

Justice’s Liberal Slush Fund

Legal settlements are being used to funnel millions to left-wing activists like La Raza. 

Republicans talk often about using the “power of the purse” to rein in a lawless Obama administration. If they mean it, they ought to use their year-end spending bill to stop a textbook case of outrageous executive overreach.

This scandal comes courtesy of the Justice Department, which for 16 months has engaged in a scheme to undermine Congress’s spending authority by independently transferring dollars to President Obama’s political allies. The department is in the process of funneling more than half-a-billion dollars to liberal activist groups, at least some of which will actively support Democrats in the coming election.

It works likes this: The Justice Department prosecutes cases against supposed corporate bad actors. Those companies agree to settlements that include financial penalties. Then Justice mandates that at least some of that penalty money be paid in the form of “donations” to nonprofits that supposedly aid consumers and bolster neighborhoods.

The Justice Department maintains a list of government-approved nonprofit beneficiaries. And surprise, surprise: Many of them are liberal activist groups. The National Council of La Raza. The National Urban League. The National Community Reinvestment Coalition. NeighborWorks America (which awards grants to left-leaning community organization groups, and has been compared with Acorn).

How ‘bout them Liberals, eh?

Do you think they care about you?


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