Friday, September 20, 2013

Is George Soros About to Take Control of New York City, Along with the Crazed Left?

The people of NYC have no idea what is about to hit them. WND reports:
Billionaire political activist George Soros is the primary patron of New York mayoral frontrunner Bill de Blasio, WND has learned.

Last month, the New York news media reported Soros had endorsed De Blasio’s mayoral bid but failed to disclose the billionaire’s major financial donation to the candidate’s nonprofit as well as De Blasio’s cozy working relationship with Soros-funded activist groups.[...]

In 2011, using his position of public advocate, De Blasio launched a nonprofit called the Coalition for Accountability in Political Spending, or CAPS. The group received its primary launch donation of $400,000 from Soros’ Open Society Institute.

De Blasio used his group and his public office to organize with other Soros-funded groups.

Also:

He was endorsed by ACORN for his 2010 public advocate race.

De Blasio spent $43,000 to hire N.Y. Citizens Services Inc., an affiliate of ACORN, to run canvassing, consulting and field work for his public advocate campaign.

As a councilman, De Blasio steered $115,000 in taxpayer dollars directly to ACORN as well as to the organization’s affiliate, the New York Agency for Community Affairs.

De Blasio’s 2010 public advocate campaign was also endorsed by the ACORN-founded Working Families Party, with which the politician evidences a larger working relationship.

As a councilman, De Blasio was hired as a consulate by a group called the Progressive America Foundation, which reportedly paid him $33,000 to lobby for election regulations that would ease restrictions on third parties like the Working Families Party, or WFP. The foundation is closely tied to WFP.

De Blasio turned around and spent $67,740 to hire WFP’s for-profit branch, Data and Field Services, for canvassing and election consulting. The organization was run from the same office as New York ACORN.

WFP was founded by progressive activist Dan Cantor, who also was a founder of the socialist-oriented New Party.

De Blasio reportedly served as executive director of the New York branch of the New Party.[...]

If he wins the mayoral race, De Blasio could bring an ACORN pet project to the city.

De Blasio is a proponent of what is known as a “living wage.”

He has stated that “chains like McDonald’s and Burger King are part of a $200 billion industry,” arguing the current $7.25 an hour minimum wage is “unacceptable.”

“I will not stand for it,” he has said.[...]


WND has learned the “living wage” campaign has long been pushed by ACORN and largely was initiated on a local level in the 1990s with the help of De Blasio’s New Party.

Writing about a similar policy that was being considered in Chicago in 2003, Steven Malanga of the City Journal stated the movement “sneaks socialism into cities.”

3 comments:

  1. Can't happen to a nicer city....

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  2. If only there was a means to short a city like you can short a stock. Shorting NYC over the next few years would be the trade of the century.

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