Saturday, September 18

Using your taxes to turn you

By Tori Richards,

At the center of Washington, D.C., politics, a powerful group of left-wing activists has leveraged big money, high-level White House access and tax-code loopholes to create a lobbying organization dressed up as an educational nonprofit with the benign name of a laundry detergent.

The Tides Foundation is a favorite charity of such big-name liberal donors as Teresa Heinz Kerry (ketchup up heiress and wife of Secretary of State John Kerry) and Barbra Streisand. The two have given Tides more than $8.5 million over the years.

And Tides has a lesser-known benefactor: You. From 2009 to 2011, the most recent years for which data is available, the federal government has given Tides some $28 million in grants paid for by American taxpayers.

Continue reading at Tides uses tax dollars to turn America to the Left.

The Tides Octopus