The United States political machine saw a wake up call that few would ever have guessed could come. In 2016 we saw Donald Trump, reality star and flailing business mogul, turn into the Republican Nominee for President and ultimately the President of the United States. After a contentious and poorly planned campaign, President Trump took the White House in order to seize upon his base by using violent rhetoric and damaging policy generation. With Trump in the White House many progressives were understandably upset, but one was ready to fight back and his name is George Soros. Read more at Politico about George Soros.
George Soros is one of the world’s leading hedge fund investors as well as one of the most giving philanthropists of all time. Through the Open Society Foundations, Soros’ charity arm, he has given nearly $12 billion in total to places all around the globe in order to fight for equality, social justice, democracy, and core Western values. Soros is a noted progressive who has done more with his position that most of the highest ranking politicians will ever even attempt. Soros is also one of the most important foils to the upcoming Trump presidency.
George Soros and Donald Trump have no love lost between each other because they stand on diametrically opposite ends of the spectrum. Soros was so emboldened to return to politics that he jumped back into the 2016 campaign race by spending close to $25 million in campaign contributions to Democrats and progressives down the ticket. This isn’t his first foray into politics and many people will probably remember Mr. Soros from his support of Al Gore during Gore’s presidential run against George H.W. Bush. Since that time Soros has stayed mostly out of the political spotlight, but the stakes were simply too high to sit idly by while President Trump ran a campaign on destroying the fundamental values of the United States of America.
George Soros is more than just a progressive power house at the highest level of government action, he is also a fundamental proponent of grassroots activism. George Soros believes in people staying involved in politics to the point that they take to the streets and march and protest for what is right. That is in large part the goal of the Open Society Foundations: to put money into the right grassroots activists so that people are never beholden to their government when their government is behaving tyrannical.
A great example of grassroots activism emboldened by funding from the Open Society Foundations is the Ferguson Protests of just a few years ago. People in Ferguson, MO took to the streets to protest the shooting death of an unarmed black man named Michael Brown. The resulting conversation focused on social justice and inequality regarding police brutality. Visit this site to know more at opensocietyfoundations.org.
Contrary to what some people may believe, there are a lot of people that help others. However, they do it for many different reasons. For one thing, people help others for reasons that are not always good. For instance, one of the reasons that some people help others is to get something from the people they help. Then there are those that are not sure of why they are helping people. One thing that people need to make sure they understand when they are helping people is that their help is not guaranteed to make the difference they want. Also, if they really want to help others, they have to be in it for the long haul.
Betsy DeVos is someone that is committed to helping others. For starters, she has seen an issue that has hurt her heart towards the children that she wants to help. She has seen that a lot of the children have no choice but to go to schools in neighborhoods that are low in income. Therefore, they have to struggle a little more than others in better school districts. Fortunately, Betsy DeVos has decided to come up with a plan that is going to make things better for the students.
Among the plans she has is school choice. This is to make it easier for parents to enroll their children in schools that are in safer communities. She is bring attention to alternative forms of schooling so that parents can know their options and make sure that their children are getting the safest option for their education. Visit Betsy’s profile on Twitter.
Betsy DeVos knows that it takes a lot of work in order for her to get her plans off the ground. She also knows that it is not going to help everyone. However, her hope is that she makes some kind of difference in the lives of others. One thing that she wants to do is bring forth a long term change that is going to benefit the lives of children for generations to come. One thing that makes her an example among philanthropists is that she thinks things through.
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An ad from a Political Action Committee that supports Senator Ted Cruz states that George Soros and allies are supporting John Kasich. This has been seen as a secret conspiracy from the leftists on http://www.politifact.com/ohio/statements/2016/apr/04/trusted-leadership-pac/no-george-soros-not-bankrolling-john-kasichs-campa/ to garner support for John Kasich’s Presidential bid. The affiliation of the Ohio governor to the independent minded billionaire George Soros will surely help him garner more support. Soros and Kasich’s images are seen in the ad where the narrator says that Soros and his allies are funding Kasich’s super PAC. Blogs like DCClothesline.com are also reporting of George Soros on bloomberg supporting Mr. Kasich’s campaign. The television ads are funded by Trusted Leadership which is the super PAC the supports Ted Cruz’s presidential quest.
These television advertisements were already running in Wisconsin before the primary on the 5th of April. Tom Sutton who is a political science professor at Baldwin Wallace University says that a notion like that does not make sense when you look at the campaign finance rules. The donors to a super PAC are public and there is no maximum limit in the donation. He explained that George Soros would not hide donating a million dollars to New Day, the super PAC supporting Mr. Kasich. There are also many other companies that have donated to New Day. When the list of the other donors was checked, two individuals linked to George Soros were discovered; Scott Bessent and Stanley Druckenmiller on biography.com.
Scott Bessent is the former chief investment officer for the Soros Fund Management. He parted ways with George Soros on theatlantic to start his own hedge fund company. The finances recorded show that he donated $27,000 to Kasich directly and $200,000 to New Day for America. He has also donated $5,000 to Jeb BushÕs Right to Rise PAC and $39,800 to the Republican National Committee. Scott donated to the democrats in 2013($25,000 Ð Ready for Hillary PAC).
Stanley managed Soro’s assets for twelve years (1988-2000). Last year he funded New Day for America with $450,000. He has severally donated to the Republican candidates’ PACs and the Republican National Committee. Based on Stanley’s political affiliation, we can conclude that he and Soros do not sing from the same political song-book. The blogs and ads are actually using Scott and Stanley’s connection to Soros to defend their assumptions.
Kasich may not be pleased to be getting support from individuals linked to George Soros but since they are supporting his cause he cannot do away with them. Connie Wehrkamp who is the spokeswoman for New Day for America stated that they had sent letters to Wisconsin asking them to investigate the false claims contained in the advertisement and to stop airing it. The on-screen text on the advertisement misleads with the information that Soros is directly donating to Kasich’s super PAC. The logical decision is to refute these claims. More information can be found online at Politifact Ohio.