George Soros Speaks with his Wallet

Billionaire George Soros carries with him a heavy reputation. Depending on who you ask, that reputation may vary. Feared among conservatives and praised by the left, George Soros has always been a huge name in politics come election time. During the 2016 election, Soros made a major return, after a reduction in donations during the Obama administration. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com

Soros donated over 25 million to the Clinton campaign in an attempt to defeat then-republican nominee Donald Trump, who he feared would lead the country down a dark path. Soros even went as far as saying, “He was doing the work of ISIS” by invoking fear among Americans. Soros played a major role in providing hope to fellow liberals that Clinton would win the election. He provided donations to several super PACs that were targeting Trump and other potential republican nominees. Best of all he donated to a particular super PAC that devoted all of its efforts in fighting republican efforts at voter restriction. Know more on investopedia.com about George Soros.

Soros is not only the money behind politics but he has occasionally dabbled in the world of civil and social rights. George Soros was a major funder of the Ferguson Protest Movement. A movement that fought against police brutality and sought justice for Micheal Brown after he was gunned down by police officer Darren Wilson. In addition the the money he donated directly to the Ferguson Protect Movement, Soros donated to programs dedicated to police reform and increasing transparency between the police force and the community. Soros also donated to programs with the intention of creating programs to organize the local youth and motivating them to create events in their area. Over 33 million dollars was donated to the Ferguson protesters and to community oriented programs. All of this comes after only 1 million dollars was donated to the Obama reelection campaign back in 2012.

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