How George Soros is Changing America for the Better

Over the past year or so we have seen the political scene in the United States change in a dramatic and impossible to ignore fashion. The rise of Donald Trump and his vitriolic form of nationalism has brought to the forefront the need for unity, progress, and social justice. George Soros, a noted philanthropist and progressive, is back in the swing of things as he has re-emerged onto the political scene. After vowing to sit on the sidelines of mainstream politics, George Soros came back when realizing that he couldn’t sit idly by while Donald Trump pushed his agenda.

The return of George Soros to mainstream American politics is as shocking as it is welcome. George Soros is a Hungarian born, New York resident who made his fortune with the Soros Hedge Fund. Soros came from Nazi occupied Hungary before immigrating to London to study economics. Soros eventually sailed to America and found his fortune and his own slice of the American Dream. Soros never rested on his laurels, however, and he was soon ready to help as many people as possible — which led him to the Open Society Foundations. Soros has used his charity in order to make a change in progressive politics up and down the ticket. Learn more about his profile at businessinsider.com

In the 2016 election cycle we saw George Soros donate nearly $25 million to both Hillary Clinton and the rest of the Democratic campaign for election. Now, Soros is staying in the limelight. Though Hillary lost against now-President Trump, Soros refuses to sit by and let Trump lay waste to the American Dream that served to do so much for Soros and his family. We can look at how George Soros has an impact on American politics by going back to a particularly notable moment in time: the Ferguson Protests. Know more about George Soros on CNBC.

When Officer Wilson shot Michael Brown and killed him it was like a firecracker going off over America. Grassroots activists from around the continent erupted into protests over the potentially racially motivated shooting. These activists were funded, in large part, by George Soros. George Soros and his spokesperson at the Open Society Foundations firmly believe in a ‘participatory Democracy’. Kenneth Zimmerman, director and speaker at the Open Society Foundation, spoke simply by saying, “Our DNA includes a belief that having people participate in government is indispensable to living in a more just, inclusive, democratic society.” These words and this message is what drive George Soros to always push for progressive politics and grassroots participation.

George Soros has done far more for progress than just work within the American political system. He has worked hand in hand with groups all over the globe in order to bring education, social justice, and equality to the forefront of the public’s mind.

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Betsy Devos and Her Fight for Education

Betsy DeVos has already made history happen many times throughout her career as a political figure, businesswoman, and a philanthropist. As an active reformer, Betsy DeVos has already fought for justice, the right to education and led many political committees promoting a better world and solutions for many of American’s social problems. All of her philanthropic work was done without the visioning of profit. She was chairman and participant in many foundations and groups like the multi-company Windquest Group, which she founded with her husband, Dick DeVos, where they had the intention of promoting clean energy usage and investment in technology for a sustainable future. She is also a chairman of the American Federation for Children (AFC), which is a leading advocacy group for schools to fight for their interests, where she is leading a fight against the current educational system and its flaws. Check this article from New York Post.

Her passion for children and the urge in leading the American education to a better ground has brought her to the spotlights many times when promoting the idea of parents being able to raise their kids in private schools with public funding. The idea of fighting for a better education started when she and her husband visited the Potter’s House Christian School. There, they would see kids whose parents were doing everything they could to offer a good education to their kids, with the low income they had. In that time, they both decided they could help fight that cause with their own resources. They’ve been supporting for years now many schools like the Christian school Potter’s House. They decided to help this cause because, as a mother of two kids who were in school as well, she felt that parents should be able to put their kids in schools of fair quality even if they had low income. She has since served in charity foundations that had the desire as well to expand the educational system to another level: The Foundation for Excellence in Education and Kids Hope USA. Betsy and her husband founded the “All Children Matter” with the intention of leading that fight in promoting the famous “school vouchers” with would give more options for schools to kids in all of the United States. Although the fight didn’t succeed in all states, Betsy saw great results especially in Florida, which is now the state with the widest educational choice, as well as great success in Louisiana and Indiana.

In the political side, Betsy Devos has participated in campaigns about reforming the education system since she started serving the Republican National Committee, in 1992. The main reason for her title of philanthropist began when she founded the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation in 1989. This is the foundation where she and her husband has had the most influential impact on the fight for a better education. Read more about their foundation at dbdvfoundation.org.

The Return of George Soros to Main Stream Politics and Its Ramifications

George Soros was reported to have splurged a fortune to fund Democrats in the 1994 US presidential elections. Accurate estimates place this figure at a massive $27M coughed up by the Hungarian-born self-made investor. The generous donations transformed him into one of the most powerful political lobbyists. Soon after that, Soros’ arch enemy, George W. Bush got voted back to the White House and Soros disappeared from the public limelight.

Trump is Like ISIS, Soros Says

A decade later, he reappeared. This time round, he was in full support of his preferred presidential pick and long-time friend, Hillary Clinton. Records show that Mr. Soros went back to his coffers once more and dished out more than $25M to fund Democratic causes and candidates. The active trading maestro was a VIP-invited guest to witness Hillary Clinton accepting the Democratic presidential nomination after hotly contested primaries against Bernie Sanders.

Democrat for Life!

George Soros was however forced cancel his invitation citing pressing business engagements in Europe, according to the official word from his people. Confidantes of the billionaire brushed off all concerns that Soros was distancing himself from Hillary’s campaign. The passionate philanthropist remains steadfast on-board to thwarting efforts of Trump’s ascent to power. George Soros believes Trump to be a fear monger just like the terror group, ISIS.

Michael Vachon, Soros political adviser, is quoted on Politico.com saying the stakes have never been this high for his boss and the interests he stands for. Trump could very well end up undoing all that Soros has spent a lifetime chasing, and this fact petrifies the billionaire. Wealthy liberal donors like Don Sussman, Fred Eychaner, and Ham Saban also chipped in towards the campaign kitty, but their contributions pale in comparison to the amount given out by Soros, 86.

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Outspending Donald Trump

These activists are banking on outspending Mr. Trump who has fallen out with the elite donor class in his party, the GOP. The financial edge and boost ought to guarantee an incidence-free race to the White House for Hillary Clinton. Here are some of the beneficiaries of the millions from Soros;

  1. Priorities USA Action received $7M
  2. American Bridge 21st Century got $2M
  3. Immigrant Voters Win Super PAC got $5M
  4. The Voting Rights Trust received $5M
  5. America Votes $1M
  6. Senate Majority PAC $1.5M
  7. Planned Parenthood Votes Super PAC $1.5M

About George Soros

The 86-year old holds the 29th position on Forbes wealth list as of 2017. He resides in Katonah, New York with his family. His family fled to London fearing persecution by the German war machine. Here. George got a chance to enroll at the London School of Economics. He pursued a Bachelors of Arts and Science degree before later moving to America. He remains vocal on human rights issues and immigrant policies being one himself.