By: Trevor Loudon
I have long maintained that the Washington DC based Institute for Policy Studies is one of the most influential leftist organizations in America.
The video below, I believe, proves that claim.
In the video, IPS takes credit for a successful campaign to highlight the sweetheart tax deals enjoyed by many of the US’s largest corporations.
IPS certainly has a point, but unfortunately is not advocating lower taxes for everyone, coupled with reduced government spending. IPS wants more government spending, coupled with higher taxes on corporations and the rich – a sure recipe for even greater economic slowdown and joblessness.
One commentator in this video describes IPS as non-partisan, an image the organization likes to project.
IPS is in fact the ideas factory for the Obama Administration.
IPS is way to the left and enjoys close ties to Democratic Socialists of America, Communist Party USA, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, the labor movement, the “peace movement” and the Democratic Party.
IPS also has a long history with several Marxist regimes around the world, from Cuba and Nicaragua, to the “former” Soviet Union.
So friendly was IPS to Soviet intelligence officers in the 1980s, that Brian Crozier, director of the London-based Institute for the Study of Conflict, described the organization as the “perfect intellectual front for Soviet activities which would be resisted if they were to originate openly from the KGB.”
IPS has the ear of almost every major US media outlet, hundreds of “people’s organizations,” dozens of key US Congressmen and Senators and almost certainly President Obama himself – once a founding trustee of IPS “partner” organization Demos.
Watch this video and tell me IPS doesn’t have substantial influence.