In a very unlikely alliance, far-left political activist George Soros and the right-wing Charles Koch have teamed up.
The Soros-Koch alliance is funding a new think-tank that will push for change from the self-described “forever war” foreign policy of the United States, according to the Boston Globe.
New Think Tank
To say this new alliance has shaken Washington, D.C. would be a massive understatement. The Koch brothers, specifically Charles Koch, are about as anti-government as conservatives can be.
The duo is constantly attacking the overreach of the government and calling for fewer taxes. Soros, as you probably already know, is on the other end of that spectrum.
The far-left billionaire wants to raise taxes and open our borders. This is why is it so odd that the Koch brothers would even entertain entering into a partnership with Soros.
Attacking the ‘Forever War’ Policy
There are more than a few pundits that believe many establishment Republicans want to keep the United States in a state of perpetual conflict.
This would help feed many of the major corporations that profit from defense contracts and line the pockets of far too many of our elected representatives.
President Donald Trump ran on a platform of pulling our troops out of the Middle East, but he seems to get shredded by everyone but Senator Rand Paul when he makes any effort to do so.
The new think tank being financed by Koch and Soros is going to address this issue and will be called the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.
According to reports, the Institute is scheduled to open its doors in September and expects to have an operating budget of more than $3 million per year.
The Institute will be funded with half a million from both Soros’ Open Society Foundation and the Charles Koch Foundation.
Its staff will be creating both policy and content to distribute to both Congress and the American people.