I'll keep this short. There is much talk about THE THIRD WAY in the comments for this diary
Alan Grayson "US Sovereignty Being Handed to Corporate Interests"
To be honest, I wasn't up to snuff on The Third Way so I began researching.
I always go to www.Muckety.com and Wikipedia first.
I find having an insight into WHOSE INVOLVED and who they are CONNECTED TO helps filter what seems to be either a lot of mis/disinformation and/or no information.
Third Way was honored as "2013 North American Think Tank of the Year" by Prospect Magazine, Britain’s leading monthly current affairs magazine, for its ‘original, influential, and rigorous work on the most pressing challenges facing people, governments, and businesses.’ Last year, the first year that Prospect Magazine issued a prize for North America, the award went to The Carnegie Endowment.
The judges commended Third Way for "making a real impact on debate in the center ground of American politics.”
Well, there is both a Think Tank and a Foundation. Not sure if they are related.
Off to Muckety Maps
Do I ever use the "F" word. No
Oh f*?K !!!!!!!
The Third Way is funded by the WALTON (WalMart fame) FOUNDATION!
Here's the Muckety Map for Third Way. Surprise!
Mark Penn and his power wife, Nancy Jacobson, WHO FOUNDED THIRD WAY! We should probably ask Hillary about her Third Way opinions.
Click to view larger imate and to dig further on this interactive version.
Here's the chart for THIRD WAY
When I searched Muckety Map for Third Way, a Third Way Foundation also appeared.
Who would that be. Honestly, this made my stomach queasy
Here's the map. Click here for interactive, larger version.
Yes, the WALMART $Billionaires are funding THE THIRD WAY.
The connection is THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL.
Nancy was the Finance Chair.
Alvin From is Chairman of the THIRD WAY FOUNDATION INC. and was co-founder of the Deomcratic Leadership Council
William Marshall is the founder and President of the Progressive Policy Institute and the other co-founder of the Democratic Leadership Council.
Who is William Marshall?
William was a reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Now he is quite a power player, hob nobbing with Madeleine Albright and Ann-Marie Slaughter.
Don't let your eyes roll out of their sockets
William is a Advisory Board Member of The Truman Project, actually the Truman National Security Project Nice rise for a newspaper reporter.
And an advisor to the Americans Elect along with Christine Todd Whitman. Yes, GW Bush EPA Christine Todd Whitman
Well, you get the gist.
WITH THESE GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS, WE HAVE TO LOOK INTO THE FINANCIAL WEEDS - IRS FORMS 990 required and made public.
ALSO, for those interested, you can go here http://www.guidestar.org/ to view the required IRS 990 forms for all these non-profit groups.
THIS IS WHAT CONGRESS NEEDS TO INVESTIGATE.
These 990 forms, and I've looked at many, should raise lots of questions for the IRS. Is there an IRS scandal regarding 990 filings? Very possibly.
Searching http://www.guidestar.org/ for THIRD WAY brought up these organizations.
Guidestar is free and you have to sign up to view how they spend their money via their 990 filings. I signed up. If you sign up with guidestar you can click to view the 990 forms found :
THIRD WAY took in
$8,000,000 in 2011, derived from $3,000,000 in tax-deductible dues and $5,350,000 from "other organizations"
Total expenses $6,361,583
showed $17,223,000 assets, and
Information requested in 990, Part VI, Section C, line 19 was not divulged and this statement was provided as reasoning: "The governing documents, Conflict of Interest Policy, and fianancial statements are made available to the public upon request"
THIRD WAY answer NO to this question in 990, Part VI, Section B, line 12C:
Did the organization regularly and consistently monitor and enforce compliance with the "Conflict of Interest Policy"
paid its primary leaders approximately $200,000 each in wages, $8,000 retirement benefits
Wm Andresen of Woodbridge, VA, a fundraiser, raised $0, and was paid $12,000
Related organization listed: THIRD WAY INSTITUTE
The THIRD WAY INSTITUTE
looks like a Pass Through front only.
took in $5,495,017 and
spent $5,350,000 on a grant to THE THIRD WAY, seen above,
shows $211,000 in management, general, and fundraising expenses
The THIRD WAY FOUNDATION in 2010
Took in $905,690
And paid out to "Salaries, other compensation, employee benefits" $728,687
William Marshall, President received $200,000 compensation, and
Elizabeth Kennedy, Executive Director through 8/10/2010 received $55,360 in compensation
Other salaries and wages were $395,705
Owed the DLC $98,628
and $403,406 in Deferred Compensation Plan
Paid Berger Hirschberg Strategies for "fundraising for major donors" $21,079. The amount raised by Berger was $0
Elizabeth Kennedy repaid $54,708 - Schedule L, Excess Benefit
William Kennedy received a loan of $20,000, Schedule L, Loans, balance due $20,000, not in default, NOT approved by board or committee. There is a written agreement.
And they all get together in a crooked little house.
For some reason, Madeleine Albright and Anne-Marie Slaughter show up in a lot of think tanks and organizations.
Connect the dots.
Mark Penn, Waltons, Hillary Clinton
At age 42, Hillary Clinton was on the Board of Directors for WalMart.
Hillary was First Lady of Arkansas at age 32.
Bill Clinton has been described as a New Democrat.
Many of his policies have been attributed to a centrist Third Way philosophy of governance.
Penns reward in 2012:
Microsoft Hires Former Hillary Clinton Advisor Mark Penn