Obama has decided he must go out from his inner circle and bring in an outsider to supposedly stop the downward spiral. He went and found John Podesta to be that man. This is the same John Podesta who was in the Clinton Administration during the time Bill was caught in his notorious lie, “I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” And then we learned about the blue dress; John Podesta to the rescue. Can he save Obama from his lies?
So who else is this John Podesta? We find he founded The Center for American Progress in 2003. The Center for American Progress is a progressive public policy research and advocacy organization. Its website states that the organization is "dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action". The Center presents a liberal viewpoint on economic issues. It has its headquarters in Washington, D.C. Further research reveals they would have us believe the United States Constitution is in fact a progressive and a changing document. They state the constitution endorsed big government. What a rewrite of history.
They also had on their website the six steps to enhance the middle class. They are to number 1 increase the minimum wage. The Marxist/Progressives have always called for an increase in the minimum wage, even though it has never lowered the poverty level. The real answer is to reduce taxes and regulations so business will be able to hire and have meaningful high paying jobs available to able and competent workers. Number 2 is to make saving for retirement easier and safer. This sounds great. However, their idea of more government control and dictates will not accomplish the goal. How about lowering taxes and government regulations so people have the capacity to invest? We might even consider all investment income taxed at lower capital gains and never considered ordinary income regardless of how long held. Number 3 is to lower monthly housing costs by forgiving principle. Why do they not just say we will lower the housing costs by sharing wealth just like Marx told us to do? Number 4 is to give all workers paid sick days. I always thought a decision like that was between the employer and the employee and was not the concern of the central government. In which country am I living? Number 5 is to insure workers who want to form a union could. I believed workers who want to form a union can. What we should do is state that in the United States you cannot be forced to join a union and pay the dues that then go to elect Marxist/Progressives to office. Remember, the union is to the Marxists what the family is to society. Strong unions make a strong Marxist society just like strong families make a strong society. And the sixth is to require colleges to provide consumer information via scorecards. This is nothing more than a means for the central government to have total control over colleges. They gained much control with the student loan program, and this would just centralize even more control.
This is just a small aspect of what the Center for American Progress is. As is customary for these groups, their names are always misleading. This organization is clearly for the advancement of Marxist ideals in the United States. It was founded by John Podesta and now John Podesta is an integral part of the Obama regime.