Soros maps out Obama strategy for next 2 years
April 16, 2013
A summary of the center's map for Obama's next two years is
listed on the group's website. The center states it is offering "just some of
the many possible actions the administration can take using existing authority
to move the country forward."
On energy, the center recommends Obama use executive power to:
Reduce oil imports and make progress toward energy independence.
Progress toward reducing greenhouse gas pollution by 17 percent by 2020.
Conserve federal lands for future generations.
Manage public lands to support a balanced energy strategy.
Convene and engage hunters and anglers in the development of a fish and
wildlife climate adaptation plan.
Generate solar energy on U.S. Air Force hangar roofs.
On the domestic economic policy front, the center writes that
Direct an assessment, strategy, and new policy development to promote U.S.
Launch the new consumer financial protection bureau with an aggressive
agenda to protect and empower consumers.
Increase the capacity of small businesses to expand hiring and purchases by
accelerating the implementation of the Small Business Jobs Act.
Promote automatic mediation to avoid foreclosure where possible and speed
Create a web portal to empower housing counselors, reduce burdens on
lenders, and speed up home mortgage modifications.
Help stabilize home values and communities by turning "shadow REO" housing
inventory into "scattered site" rental housing.
Promote practices that support working families.
On the domestic policy front, the center urges Obama to:
Partner with the private sector in health care payment reform.
Focus on health care prevention in implementing the Affordable Care Act.
Streamline and simplify access to federal antipoverty programs.
Replace costly, inhumane immigration detention policies with equally
In the education policy arena, the president can:
Launch an "educational productivity" initiative to help school districts
spend every dollar wisely to best prepare our children for the 21st century.
Ensure students can compare financial aid
offers from different postsecondary institutions.
Improve the quality, standards, and productivity of postsecondary education.
In "improving the performance of the federal government," the
center says the president should:
Scrutinize federal spending programs and tax expenditures to achieve greater
returns on public investment.
Build the next-generation Recovery.gov website to track all public
expenditures and performance in real time.
Use new information technology for
faster, more transparent freedom of information.
Create a virtual U.S. statistical agency.
Collect data on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans in federal
And in the foreign policy and national security arena, the
president and his administration should:
Rebalance our Afghanistan strategy
with greater emphasis on political and diplomatic progress.
Promote domestic revenue generation in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Appoint a special envoy for the Horn of Africa and the southwest Arabian
Appoint a special commission to assess contracting practices in national
security and foreign affairs.
Use executive branch authority to mitigate the impact of the "Don't Ask,
Don't Tell" policy if Congress does not repeal it.
Redouble support for Palestinian state- and institution-building efforts.
Pursue dual-track policy on Iran while sharpening focus on Iranian human
Reinvigorate the U.S.-Turkey strategic alliance. Develop a comprehensive
policy on the Russia-Georgia conflict.
reported previously when the Institute for Policy Studies, a Marxist-oriented
think-tank in Washington, and also funded by Soros, made a similar suggestion.
Soros group want Obama to RULE
with executive orders.