Atty. Gen. Sessions issued a memorandum June 7, to all U.S. attorneys and Justice Department leaders that put an end to the policy of requiring the department’s settlements with defendants, particularly corporations, to include donations to non-governmental organizations.
Among the recipients of the funds under Obama, was the radical National Council of La Raza, or “The Race,” which supports mass illegal immigration.
This was a massive shell game with taxpayer funds that, while not new, was perfected by the Obama administration as a means to deploy and reward nonprofit co-laborers in an effort to fulfill the president’s stated aim of radically transforming America. The federal government has been funding left-wing groups for at least a half-century, ever since the so-called “War on Poverty” was launched by President Lyndon Johnson. But President Obama aggressively used taxpayer funds in a way that blurred the line between government functions and political activism, while at the same time fostering a steady increase in the overall size and scope of government.
Example: Obama administration’s funding and deployment of left-wing groups in governmental functions to carry out its ideological agenda such as the IRS hiring of the Urban Institute, supported by far-left billionaire activist George Soros, to process the Form 990s of nonprofit groups.
The practice of funding nonprofits began in the 1970s with the Community Reinvestment Act, which required banks and financial institutions that settled cases with the DOJ to give donations to “community organizations” to offset alleged wrongdoing, The practice exploded after the 2008 financial crisis when big banks agreed to massive settlements with Obama’s DOJ over alleged unfair lending practices.
“This is a tremendous victory for the tax payers, said Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute. Schweizer explained that rather than going to a company’s victims, the money ended up in the hands of activist groups which went to “progressive” groups that share the ideology and political inclinations of president Obama, such as the notorious Media Matters for America, founded by Hillary Clinton ally and Fox News nemesis David Brock.
The Obama Slush Fund has already given 16.2 billion dollars to many radical groups, including a Chicago-based nonprofit founded by the late Marxist activist Saul Alinsky. He is often referred to as the father of left-wing “community organizing.” His work inspired President Obama and Hillary Clinton, who had a friendship with Alinsky and wrote her college thesis on him.
Alinsky was known for creating a blueprint for revolution, under the banner of “social change” and “organizing,” that focused on penetrating Unions, churches and political parties. In his 1946 handbook “Reveille for Radicals” he encouraged community organizers to “Fan the Latent Hostilities” of the poor and “search out controversy and issues, rather than avoid them.” In “Rules for Radicals,” published in 1971, he advised revolutionaries regarding their adversaries: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.