Did you ever wonder how all of your hard-earned money is distributed, when it is taken out of your paycheck in the form of Income Tax?
Remember when Presidential Candidate Barack Obama told Joe The Plumber back in October of 2008, that
…I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody. ?
Well, during his Presidency he put that plan in action.
Only, he gave OUR money to push that RADICAL CHANGE that he was always talking about.
Foxnews.com reports that
The Obama administration funneled billions of dollars to activist organizations through a Department of Justice slush fund scheme, according to congressional investigators.
“It’s clear partisan politics played a role in the illicit actions that were made,” Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, told Fox News. “The DOJ is the last place this should have occurred.”
Findings spearheaded by the House Judiciary Committee point to a process shrouded in secrecy whereby monies were distributed to a labyrinth of nonprofit organizations involved with grass-roots activism.
“Advocates for big government and progressive power are using the Justice Department to extort money from corporations,” Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton told Fox News. “It’s a shakedown. It’s corrupt, pure and simple.”
There is a recent effort by Republicans to eliminate the practice, which many believe was widely abused during the Obama administration.
When big banks are sued by the government for discrimination or mortgage abuse, they can settle the cases by donating to third-party non-victims. The settlements do not specify how these third-party groups could use the windfall.
So far, investigators have accounted for $3 billion paid to “non-victim entities.”
Critics say banks are incentivized to donate the funds to non-profits rather than giving it to consumers.
“The underlying problem with the slush funds is we don’t know exactly where the money is going,” Ted Frank, director of The Competitive Enterprise Institute Center for Class Action Fairness, told Fox News. “Using enforcement authority to go after corporate defendants, DOJ bureaucrats are taking billions away from taxpayers to fund their pet projects overriding congressional preferences.”
banks’ donations to the groups are voluntary.Both the Government Accountability Office and Congressional Research Service have concluded that the settlement agreements do not violate Congress’ power of the purse. But others disagree.
“This is real abuse of power,” adds Franks.
For example, in the FY16 Enacted Congressional Appropriation, Congress allotted $47 million for the HUD Housing Counseling, but the Citi and Bank of America settlements shipped in an additional $30 million in funding. The Legal Services Corporation was allocated $385 million from Congress but is getting an additional $412 million in taxpayer dollars from the third-party settlement practice.
The recent Volkswagen settlement, which requires a $1.2 billion investment into zero emission technology, was not only twice denied by Congress but is now expected to receive four times the amount originally requested by the Obama administration.
A sample of the left-leaning organizations benefiting from the largesse include the National Council of La Raza, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and the National Urban League.
The NCLR and NCR did not return phone calls seeking comment.
A Senate majority staff report, from the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, released last spring notes the NCRC’s “checkered history” of promoting “illegal immigration and advocating for benefits and driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.”
The group voiced strong opposition to the confirmation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The NCRC has photos of a Sessions protest on its homepage.
The Senate majority staff report also found the “DOJ bypassed Congress to use a portion of the settlements to finance the administration’s housing policy.”
While legislation sputtered last year, lawmakers have resurrected an effort to quash the practice with companion bills in the House and Senate.
“Democrats thought it was an attack on Obama,” said Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., speaking to Fox News. “This is not a Republican or Democrat issue, but one of good government. Actions settled by the federal government should go back to the federal government, back to the taxpayer.”
Lankford has introduced the Stop Settlement Slush Fund Act of 2017 while House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., submitted similar legislation in the House.
“Congress must permanently end the abuses Obama’s Justice Department exploited to use settlements to funnel money to their liberal friends,” Goodlatte said in a statement.
As lawmakers face protests in their home districts, the issue of shadow subsidies underscores the foggy nature of taxpayer dollars used in partisan politics.
“The protests are as organic as a plastic cup,” says Fitton. “There is a massive left-wing infrastructure in place trying to protect the monstrous government created by the Obama administration.”
I hate it when I’m right.
La Raza does, of course, receive funding from the Puppet Master himself, George Soros.
However, more than that, for the past eight years, Barack Hussein Obama turned our Federal Government into a National Community Organizing Fund Distribution Center, using OUR money to finance Far Left Activists who believe that average Americans, like you and me, are a bunch of ignorant xenophobic racist misogynists.
And you can be darn sure that some of that “wealth” that Obama redistributed has been and is being used to protest and impeded the progress of President J. Trump.
And, the President knows it.
In an interview conducted with the anchors of Fox and Friends on Tuesday Morning, when asked about Obama’s role in the protests, President Trump said,
I think he is behind it. I also think it’s politics. That’s the way it is. No, I think that President Obama is behind it, because his people are certainly behind it and some of the leaks, possibly come from that group, some of the leaks — which are really very serious leaks because they’re very bad in terms of national security — but I also understand that’s politics.
While the desire to see their child finish her education in the hot-toddy private school that she presently attends may have a small bit to do with the Obamas staying in Washington, DC, that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Organizing For America, the Far Left Activist organization that Obama brought with him during his presidency, remains active.
Do you think that I am exaggerating? Go to BarackObama.com, and you will read the following…
As President Obama has said, the change we seek will take longer than one term or one presidency. Real change—big change—takes many years and requires each generation to embrace the obligations and opportunities that come with the title of Citizen.
“True democracy is a project that’s much bigger than any one of us. It’s bigger than any one person, any one president, and any one government. It’s a job for all of us.”
The thing is, boys and girls, “true democracy” is MOB RULE.
That is why our Founders made us a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC.
It is also why they created an Electoral College.
…To prevent what Barack Obama and all the rest of those on the Radical Far Left of the Political Spectrum what to accomplish.
So, the next time you see Libs have a protest against President Trump
Just remember…now you know where the money is coming from.
And, who is behind it.
Until He Comes,