President Obama has “lost control” of the national economy and allowed Republicans to set the national agenda, Soros said. (Of course, it was the American people who put Republicans in the driver’s seat in the November elections, but why ruin a perfectly good narrative?)
Republicans are mucking things up by mixing economic and ideological priorities together at the expense of the American worker, Soros claimed. But the GOP agenda will succeed, at least to an extent, he conceded.
They are going to pursue a very strong effort to cut services by refusing to have any tax increases. I think this agenda will be successful. But it will be pursued, I think, to an extent where it’s more directed at cutting services and achieving the ideological purposes of the Republicans rather than to get the economy going. So I think this will have a negative effect on the economy.
Zakaria showed a clip of Glenn Beck from his TV show. Beck says
Do we have a shadow government and if we do who is the intelligent minority that is guiding us through and where are they guiding us to? … Who’s the puppetmaster? George Soros.
Soros, who has actually overthrown many governments around the world, reacts with amusement to Beck’s assertion.
I would be amused if people saw the joke in it because what he is doing, he is projecting what Fox, what Rupert Murdoch is doing, because he has a media empire that is telling the people some falsehoods and leading the government in the wrong direction, but by accusing me of doing that it kind of makes it rather hard to see that it’s really he [that] is working for the man who is doing it, which is Fox News [...] Fox News has imported the methods of George Orwell where you can tell the people falsehoods and deceive them.
From the twisted mind of George Soros to your computer screen…
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