A coalition of progressive groups, many funded by billionaire George Soros, is sponsoring a “People’s Bailout” community organizing outfit nudging Congress to use the next stimulus package during the coronavirus crisis to enact reforms that would fundamentally transform American society by achieving longtime progressive aims.
In the spirit of the repurposed progressive anthem of never letting a crisis go to waste, the suddenly created People’s Bailout group is demanding that the next stimulus package adhere to “five principles” the group says are endorsed by “nearly 1,000 organizations, unions, and community leaders, and nearly 100 members of Congress.”
Those “principals” encompass such far-left wish list items as government healthcare for illegal immigrants, required $15 per hour minimum wage, enhanced union collective bargaining and government regulation of the board of directors of private companies to ensure “worker representation.”
Also within the “five principles” list are “direct sizable cash payments to every person” and the use of stimulus legislation to push what would amount to a massive “green” new deal.
The “green” section calls for public funds to (below are direct quotes):
- expand wind and solar power
- build clean and affordable public transit
- weatherize our buildings
- manufacture more clean energy goods
- expand public services that support climate resilience,
- [reduce] climate emissions and toxic pollution.
Using progressive key words, the group exclaims that a “people’s bailout should be rooted in justice” and “we demand the bailout provide a just recovery.”
The group is pushing the #PeoplesBailout hashtag and has gone so far as to provide activists with wording to use in social media posts directed at lawmakers. The group’s website also provides exact scripting for people to read when calling their lawmakers to demand the “five principles” be incorporated in stimulus legislation.
The People’s Bailout held an online May Day rally and now wants activists to get further involved by displaying banners and forming car caravans.
The website promotes a “helpful slideshow and handout on key tactics to use” to push promote the transformative agenda.
The “helpful slideshow” and “tactics” linked on the site are from the Ruckus Society, which specializes in the disruption tactic of so-called direct action.
Ruckus provided training and resources to the Occupy movement. It’s been funded by the Soros-financed Tides Foundation.
Ruckus leaders infamously helped to spark the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle that turned violent.
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