(LibertySociety.com) – The World Economic Forum (WEF) held its 54th Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in January, where representatives from over 100 countries met to discuss what they believe to be the world’s biggest concerns. Republican lawmakers have consistently noted the hypocrisy of attendees who fly by private jet to the event just to lecture the world about the effects that humans have on the climate. Some have had enough of the WEF’s agenda and its influence on American politics. Pennsylvania Representative Scott Perry has, which is why he introduced the Defund Davos Act on January 18. His cosponsors include Reps. Tom Tiffany, R-Wis., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Diana Harshbarger, Tenn., Andy Ogles, R-Tenn., and Matt Rosendale, Mont., who are equally motivated to end taxpayer funding of the WEF.
The measure would stop the State Department, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and any other agency from funding the WEF. The lawmakers announced the legislation in a press release, which included a link to the one-page bill. Rep. Perry noted the absurdity of Americans funding “annual ski trips for insular, global elitists.” He added that the WEF “doesn’t deserve one cent of American funding.” The release noted that the United States has provided millions of dollars in funding for the annual conference, which the lawmakers believe is an anti-American event.
Some people, such as Kevin Roberts, attended the conference to oppose the agenda of the WEF. Roberts is the President of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. He held a panel to argue that future presidential administrations should decline to entertain policies that stem from discussions at Davos. He also blasted the WEF elites for presenting a false reality to the average citizen. Roberts was not the only one to oppose the WEF agenda. Argentina’s President, Javier Milei, warned the world about the damage that socialism can cause and encouraged leaders of the world to instead embrace capitalism.
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