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Federal Slush Fund Shovels Millions to Favored Activist Groups

Tuesday May 24th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:00am PDT   •  

cash_money_MLAs we noted in 2013, an immigration bill pending in Congress included a hidden multimillion-dollar slush fund for left-wing nonprofits that would provide almost $300 million over three years and grow over time. A primary beneficiary of the slush fund was the National Council of La Raza, whose former senior policy analyst Cecilia Munoz played a role in drafting the legislation and became a director of domestic policy for the Obama administration. Now journalist Richard Pollock shows how federal largesse is paying off for the Raza-ists.

According to Rep. Sean Duffy, Department of Justice Officials skimmed three percent from mortgage-related bank settlements to create a slush fund of $500 million that could be steered toward activist groups the administration favors. Since the money was intended for actual victims of the mortgage crisis, Duffy told reporters, the diversion to a slush fund meant that these victims had been harmed a second time. A major beneficiary was the National Council of La Raza, which according to Pollock’s report boasts assets of $55 million and whose CEO Janet Murguia bags an annual salary of $417,000, more than the annual salary of the President of the United States. La Raza mouthpiece Lisa Navarrete told the Daily Caller News Foundation that La Raza would pocket 10 percent of a Bank of America settlement—at least $1 million—and $500,000 of a Citigroup settlement.

MEChA, the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan, was to get $50,000 from the Bank of America settlement. MEChA is a gazpacho of Marxism, irredentism and racism, dedicated to the recovery of Aztlan, a place with origins in 60s left-wing mythology, not the history of the Aztecs. At some MEChA meetings members chant “Entre la raza todo, fuera de la raza, nada,” meaning “Everything within the race, nothing outside the race.” Despite what “progressive” apologists say, the raza is not the human race. Taxpayers should also keep that reality in mind with the National Council of La Raza. Neither group is a model of diversity and inclusion and a ballpark figure for what they should “pocket” from the federal government is zero.

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May 2016