George Soros, Helping People, One Political System At A Time

George Soros is a man who has always worked for the benefit of society. A native of Hungary, George has been actively involved in various political endeavors happening in different countries of the world. George Soros is also one of the top supporters of the Democratic Party, having helped them tremendously with all the organizations and NGOs the party supports.

With his efforts to help the Democratic Party win at this years presidential elections, George Soros had donated over $25 million with an effort to help the party succeed. This isn’t the first time however that George has donated a large sum of money to an American political party. In 2004, George has donated a total of $27 million in efforts to help the Democratic Party win. After suffering a major loss that year, George decided to never again venture into the world of American Politics on Forbes. However, upon seeing the Republican Party nominee and now President, Donald Trump, Soros decided to help the party once again in an effort to help bring the party to power.

However, even with the loss, George still wants to make a difference to the American Political System and being about a change that will benefit the American society. Soon after Donald Trump was elected President of The United States Of America, Soros decided to launch a campaign against the president, lobbying for his impeachment. George Soros’ opinion is that if this presidency continues, America will face an inevitable downfall that will not be favorable for the American population.

His immense dedication to bring about change in political systems began back in George’s home country of Hungary. When he was younger, he and the people around him suffered as a result of the Pro-Nazi regime on project-syndicate.org that was ruling over the area where he lived. Being a part of these adverse situations led Soros to want to fight for the justice of the common people.

George has been no stranger to the Forbes top lists. In 2016 alone, George was ranked in the Forbes 400, Top Billionaires and The Highest-Earning Hedge Fund Managers. He is also listed as one of the top philanthropes in the world, having donated millions of dollars to different organizations across the world. Some details can be read on Investopedia.

George has always worked towards the upliftment of the repressed classes of society. He has always tried to help those who genuinely need the help of others to be able to lead a comfortable life. George has made numerous efforts in trying to help refugees who are seeking asylum in other countries to get a footing and establish a life for themselves. In 2016, Soros established a $500 million foundation which was catered towards helping refugees in establishing and running their own businesses.

The Mega donor George Soros

George Soros is the chairman of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Foundations. He is widely known for being an investor, philanthropist, and political activist. He is also founder and adviser of the Quantum Fund. Being a member of the Democratic Political Party, Soros supports American progressive and American liberal political causes. He donated more that $11 billion to many philanthropic causes between 1979-2011, and his net-worth as of November 2016 is said to be $24.9 billion. He is also known for his role in the peaceful transitioning from communism to capitalism in Eastern Europe during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

George Soros is among the Democrats’ largest donors nationally. He is one of the few liberals willing to donate eight figures in an election cycle. He has also set the expectation for conservative billionaires to donate more than $1 million to super PACs and other unlimited money groups. In 2004, Soros donated more than $20 million to groups that attempted to oust George W. Bush. However, after the failure of that effort, he decided to take a hiatus from his big political spending. After intense courting, he finally decided to donate $1 million in 2012 to Priorities USA, in dedication to support President Obama’s reelection. That year, Soros told a close Clinton-ally that he regretted supporting Obama over her in the 2008 primary elections, and he praised Clinton for giving him a chance to discuss policy.

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Priorities USA was among the many PACs assiduously courting George Soros heading into 2016. In December, he donated $6 million to the leading super PAC in support of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. He also donated $1 million to Priorities USA, and another $1 million to another Clinton-backing super PAC known as American Bridge 21st Century, during the first half of the year. According to a report filed by the Federal Election Commission, Priorities USA Action, the super PAC Soros donated $6 million to, was able to raise $25 million in the second half of 2015. Heading into the year, Priorities USA Action had a strong $36 million in the bank.

George Soros’ contributions to the democratic political party during the 2016 election certainly didn’t stop there. During the 2016 election, George Soros also spent big in an effort to turn out Florida’s Puerto Rican vote. Because Florida is considered the country’s biggest battleground state, and a region packed with persuadable voters, taking on the task seemed easy. Much of the work was done through a new Florida political committee called United for Progress. With its commencement in September 2016, United for Progress is chaired by Miami-based political consultant, Marcos Vilar. According to Vilar in an e-mail, “United for Progress is educating Floridians about issues of importance to the Puerto Rican community in several jurisdictions around the state.” United for Progress revolves around a mail program that targets specific Central Florida legislative, in seats with large amounts of Democratic Puerto Rican voters.

In October, Soros gave United for Progress their lone contribution of $200,000. In a separate effort to reform the criminal justice system, Soros spent $1.3 million to oust Orange Osceola State Attorney Jess Ashton, which turned out to be a successful bid. He is also involved in a campaign against Hillsborough State Attorney Mark Ober.

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