Moral Values Drive George Soros In 2016

The view an individual has of George Soros is usually driven by which side of the political fence they sit on, but the Hungarian born former refugee is well known for his dedication to maintaining a moral standing of which very few people can compare when it comes to his political ideology. Prior to his appearance at a post election meeting of the Democracy Alliance in Washington D.C., George Soros released a short biography explaining his own history for members of the group that included his battle against the tyrannical rule of the Nazi’s and communists in his native Hungary during and after World War II.

Democrat’s hold George Soros in the highest regard for the major financial donations made by the man who built a personal fortune of over $25 billion as a hedge fund manager after starting out as a lonely refugee traveling alone across post World War II Europe. This refugee journey has remained a part of the life of George Soros and inspires him to continue his fight against injustice in its many forms with the Democratic party in the U.S. and through the Open Society Foundations he founded to educate people in oppressed societies to become educated in their human rights.

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George Soros had made a large return to providing funds for Democratic campaigns across the U.S. The $25 million in donations made by George Soros in 2016 for left leaning campaigns has only been matched by the $27 million he himself made to the campaign of John Kerry in 2004. The donors inspired to enter the Democratic fold by George Soros followed him after he returned to the fold with the former First Lady and admitted his mistake in backing President Barrack Obama for President in 2008; many other major donors formed their own Super PAC to push forward the issues important to them, which is an area to be discussed at the Democracy Alliance event that will look to take the first steps in creating a successful future for the Democrats.

During the 2016 election campaign George Soros had attempted to warn voters of the dangerous rhetoric and policies the President Elect discussed on the trail. Soros believes the fight must continue against a Trump Presidency that has already signaled its intention to tear down many of the achievements of President Obama during the first 100 days of his time in the Oval Office. The Democracy Alliance George Soros is a member of has played an important role in forming policy for the Democratic party for many years, but Soros will now open discussions about how this and other groups move forward in the future after a Trump victory not identified in the days leading up to the 2016 election.

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George Soros Is Back In The Political Donations Saddle Again

George Soros is a billionaire who had been uncharacteristically quiescent in the political philanthropy department. That is until recently, when the outspoken activist donated more than $6 million to Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign. He had gotten his hat handed back to him after donating more than $20 million 12 years ago to fight George W. Bush’s election. That setback has now been overcome and he is back in action in a great way. With an estimated net worth of well in excess of $30 billion, Soros has become one of the wealthiest people in the world. He is no less of a lion, championing for the causes of democratic freedoms, than he ever was.

The politics are more critical, the outcomes more important, and the issues are quite different than in 2004. Though, to be sure, the interest that Soros has shown in the U.S. involvement on opensocietyfoundations.org in all things European has waned not at all. His current contributions to Hillary and many other Democrats running for office this volatile political seasoning is by far the most generous of all democratic supporters. He gave $2 million, beyond his $6 million donation to Hillary, to other candidates he wants to win their respective races.

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He has actually made history by donating more to a single candidate, Hillary Clinton, than anyone has ever given in the history of elections! Soros has made many statements about how worried his is about many of the actions going on in the world today. Soros points to Britain’s Brexit, the exit of the UK from the European Union (EU), and the serious problems China is starting to experience with their braking economy. This has made him act much more bearish in his recent investments than he has ever done before; a veritable bear of Wall Street.

The $6 million check Soros sent to Priorities USA Action, which is Hillary’s main political support organization. In 2015, they received a total of $41 million from all donations. At the beginning of 2016, they still possessed $36 million. Back in 2012, George Soros supported Obama’s campaign with only a $1 million donation and has said that he wished he had supported her more in the past. The hope he has voiced, along with giving his huge political contributions, is that other wealthy billionaires will step up and up their donations much higher than ever before. This is most-true for donations to key funding groups that have no donation limits.

Soros Spends Heavily To Help Democrats

George Soros, the financial titan once known as the “man who broke the Bank of England,” has opened his checkbook again to support Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as Democratic Senate candidates on the ballot this year.

The news marks an about face from the billionaire Soros who, while supporting President Barack Obama and other Democratic and liberal causes, had refrained from massive donations in recent years. Instead, George Soros has focused his energies on more quiet efforts, like international development and the Democracy Alliance, a coalition of grassroots liberal groups.

Soros made his first large scale political investment when he spent $27 million in a futile effort to defeat President George W. Bush in his 2004 re-election campaign. That year, with the Iraq War raising his ire, Soros directed massive giving through the 527 organization America Coming Together.

However, at the end of the campaign, American Coming Together fell well short of ousting Bush and saw Republicans retake the Senate and gain seats in the House. According to Soros associates quoted in Politico, Soros found it “odious” that private individuals in the United States were allowed to spend that much money to support political candidates.

In recent years, however, the massive political contributions made by billionaire conservative brothers Charles and David Koch have made Soros’ 2004 effort seem quaint in comparison.

However, it apparently wasn’t the idea of countering the Koch Brothers that drove Soros to turn on the financial spigot. Instead, Soros has a deep fear of Republican nominee and New York businessman Donald J. Trump and a much warmer relationship with Clinton.

According to emails contained on Clinton’s private server revealed, Soros told prominent liberals like Center for American Progress chief Neera Tanden that he personally liked Clinton and found her to be a detail-oriented, intelligent leader.

Soros has put his money where his mouth is: By the end of June, he had donated $7 million to Priorities USA Action, the lead super PAC supporting Clinton on en.wikipedia.org. That represents a drop in the bucket compared to Soros’ estimated $25 billion net worth, but a major cash infusion for a group buying television ads in battleground states.

He is also working with election lawyer Marc Elias, a partner in Washington’s prominent Perkins Coie firm, on a major project to challenge laws that are perceived as disenfranchising poor and minority voters.

In addition, Soros is supporting state parties, American Bridge 21st Century – a Democratic research outfit – and several groups aimed at motivating slices of the electorate, like Hispanic immigrants, to turnout.

Showing that Soros is not just focused on the presidential race, he has also contributed $1.5 million each to the Senate Majority PAC, a super PAC that works in tandem with Senate Democratic leadership on Senate races, and Planned Parenthood Votes, which supports pro-choice candidates for House and Senate.

The Myth Of Charles Koch Debunked

Charles Koch is one half of the siblings supposedly intent on making sure the 2016 Presidential election goes the way of the Republican Party. Charles Koch works alongside his brother David to provide funding for programs and groups dedicated to improving the chances of conservative leaning politicians obtaining a position of power, but the view they are buying elections is not one the facts back up.

Charles and David Koch inherited Koch Industries from their father, whom had developed an oil refining business the brothers pushed to new areas of success. The Koch Brothers are given a tied position as the fifth wealthiest people in the U.S. and have been taking a keen interest in politics throughout the last few decades, which include a period spent working to build a third party in the U.S. to rival the Democrats and Republicans.

The third party aspect of the lives of Charles and David Koch is often misinterpreted as being a reason for the brothers now seeking the best ways of backing conservative programs; Charles Koch has helped create a group of organizations dedicated to pushing forward conservative values within the confines of the GOP and not to gain control of the party itself.

A further area of misunderstanding the Koch brothers often face is the issue of their motives having an impact on U.S. politics, which they feel is more important than simply backing their own business interests. Charles Koch has continually expressed his concern over the various government agencies that create a federal government he feels is too large to be effective; reducing big government has little effect on the business career of the Koch brothers, but does fit in with their conservative beliefs in creating a better society through smaller government.

The Koch Brothers are not the only conservative individuals who are backing the programs and organizations developed under the umbrella of the pair. A large number of donors have now come together to support Charles Koch in his belief that conservative values should dominate in U.S. politics, which is something he has been driving forward since the reelection campaign of President George W. Bush. The insinuation that Charles Koch is driven by a clash of beliefs with President Barrack Obama is not backed up by the facts, including the fact Charles Koch was a major donor to the 2004 election campaign of President Bush.

Source: http://billmoyers.com/story/five-myths-about-the-koch-network-and-why-it-matters-to-set-them-straight/

Indian Gov. Mark Pence Seeks to Clarify Laws Original Anti-Discrimination Intent

On Tuesday, Indiana Governor Mark Pence sought to quell a backlash from well-funded political organizations seeking to cast his state’s recently enacted religious freedom law as giving businesses license to discriminate. At issue are concerns similarly voiced by major corporations that the law would in fact allow businesses to deny services to the LGBT community. Gov. Pence has assured the people of his state the law has no such intent. Hillary Clinton, eager to deflect media scrutiny from her ongoing email scandal, has jumped on the issue claiming the law was in effect a state sanctioning of discrimination. She tweeted that it was a sad commentary that any state would enact such a law in the 21st century.

For his part, Gov. Pence has stated he’ll ask the legislature to send him a clarification on the bill confirming that in no wise are businesses allowed to discriminate. At the same time, he is affirming that the backlash, which frankly took him by surprise, is overblown. It is quite obvious that the timing of the attack both in media and elsewhere was well-coordinated. Not coincidentally, it occurred just after he signed the religious freedom bill into law. At the same time, the White House claims the Indiana law does not mimic a similar law enacted by President Clinton over two decades ago. Brad Reifler (bradcreifler.com)has learned that the Obama administration says the Indiana law has open ended language which might be construed as a legal means to discriminate against people based on religious beliefs.