There are two news stories to keep in mind the next time you hear a liberal whining about money in politics. We all know where the top donors send their money and it isn’t to Republicans.
Watchdog.org reports that big labor is planning to spend big bucks to get revenge on Republicans at the polls later this year.
Big Labor pledges it will go all in, again, in its drive to knock out its top political adversaries in 2014.
And one of the biggest targets is Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, hero to conservatives, bane of the left for his public-sector collective bargaining reforms.
Michael Podhorzer, political director of the AFL-CIO, in a New York Times piece last week said the nation’s labor unions look to spend at least $300 million going after Republicans in this fall’s elections. (Read More)
The left isn’t just spending money on elections. The Washington Post reports that George Soros is tripling spending on lobbying.
The latest list of big lobbying spenders contains a surprising name: George Soros.
Well, not the billionaire himself, but the Open Society Policy Center, the Washington-based advocacy affiliate of his Open Society Foundations.
Soros and his generous support of liberal causes, through his philanthropy and his personal political spending, have long been the subject of conservative ire. But, until now, he hasn’t done much on the formal lobbying front, and the group’s huge increase in reported spending — it hit $11 million in 2013, more than triple the $3.25 million it spent the previous year — has drawn remarkably little notice. (Read More)
Much of the Soros money is going to advocating for “immigration rights” which is code for amnesty and open borders.