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- Americans are united in their belief that money and lobbyists have too much influence in politics and that elected officials reflect the values of wealthy Americans only.
- Vast majorities from both political parties agree that Wall Street has an entirely different set of values than average Americans and say that the executives who presided over the financial crisis should have gone to prison.
- 69% of Americans believe that healthcare is the responsibility of the government, up from just over half in 2009.
- Americans most frequently name Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Billy Graham as being the individual most representative of American values.
The Aspen Institute is largely funded by foundations such as the Carnegie Corporation, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Ford Foundation, by seminar fees, and by individual donations. Its board of trustees includes leaders from politics, government, business and academia who also contribute to its support. Board members include Madeleine Albright, Sylvia Earle, Henry Louis Gates, David Gergen, David H. Koch, Queen Noor of Jordan, and Condoleezza Rice. Walter Isaacson is President and CEO. Wikipedia
Aspen and Soros You might want to look at the whole article. It covers a lot.
The organization, the Aspen Institute, works closely with Soros and even was reportedly used by the billionaire in a failed attempt to engineer the defeat of President Bush in the 2004 elections.
Aspen’s website says the group is dedicated to repairing what it terms “structural racism.”
The group defines that term as “public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations, and other norms work in various, often reinforcing ways to perpetuate racial group inequity in every key opportunity area, from health, to education, to employment, to income and wealth.”
Soros has provided significant funding to the Aspen Institute. His Open Society Institute has provided more than $400,000 to the group since 2004.
The New Yorker magazine reported that on a 2004 “clandestine summit meeting” that took place at the Aspen Institute. “The participants, all Democrats, were sworn to secrecy,” reported New Yorker, including Soros and four other billionaires who “shared a common goal: to use their fortunes to engineer the defeat of President George W. Bush in the 2004 election.”