In 2016, George Soros has returned to the financial side of U.S. politics with a major bang after largely refusing to take part in the election campaigns of 2008 and 2012. Politico reports George Soros became a major donor to the 2004 Presidential election campaign of Democrat John Kerry as he believed the Presidency of George W. Bush posed a threat to the security and financial stability of the world; Soros has identified a similar situation in 2016 as he feels a Donald Trump headed Administration would bring the world to the brink of war and financial catastrophe. Providing $25 million for the Clinton campaign shows just how much importance Soros places on the issue of global politics and protecting the freedoms of the people of the U.S. Follow George Soros on Twitter.
In his recent article for The Atlantic, the comparison between the U.S. of the 21st century and the British Empire of the late 19th and early 20th century are revealed by George Soros as he examines the philosophical idea of the open society and the threats to global security currently being seen in the world. The open society was a possibility at two distinct times in the history of the western world, in the view of George Soros, the periods following the completion of hostilities during World War II and the period following the completion of the Cold War gave perfect moments to push forward the idea of the global open society. At the end of the Cold War, George Soros went so far as to discuss the development of a new Marshall Plan, the post World War II deal that provided billions in funding for European countries ripped apart by World War II to ensure they remained free and democratic; Soros saw his idea laughed out of conferences around the world as he sought to promote open societies across world. Learn more on Biography about George
In the view of George Soros, the entire culture of the U.S. and the majority of democratic societies are being placed under threat by the rising threat of capitalism as a political ideology. The principles of supply and demand are being subverted as the financial markets are looking for a way to affect prices without taking into account either demand or supply as the ideology of capitalism is being seen as the only answer to political success in a world where fascism and communism have been seen as failing. In the view of George Soros and his mentor, Austrian philosopher Karl Popper the open society theory shows a nation is already failing when a single ideology is seen as dominant or the ultimate truth for all members of society.
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The committee is dedicated to being able to show elected officials, candidates, voters and also the press that they are going to fight back against all the billionaires trying to buy their elections. They hope that these champions will be able to work towards helping to overturn Citizens United, meaning an end being put towards unlimited money in politics and also ending dark money. This is one subject that the committee is very dedicated towards fixing. The committee is very supportive of Democrats who are in key races that will fight to help make sure of the overturn of Citizens United. They stand up for all candidates that are under the attack of corporates special interests.
Democrats are helping to lead the fight against Citizens United and believe that under their leadership that meaningful change can happen. The only thing standing in their way of being able to overturn the Supreme Courts decision is the Republicans leadership in Congress. The committee has gone on to say that that has got to stop. They help to support all candidates who are dedicated to being able to reform our broken campaign finance system.
Their greatest strength comes from the power that comes from the grassroots activists. They say that they like to practice wat they preach and that they believe that transparency comes from political spending. On June 20, 2017 they filled and submitted with the Federal Elections Commission.
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The concern shown by George Soros for the future of the U.S. can be seen in the fact he has spent much of his time in 2015 and 2016 looking for ways to help the left leaning Democratic Party of the nation achieve election success. Even after the victory of Republican President Donald Trump in 2016 Soros is reported by Politico to have accepted the role of leader of a wealthy group of political donors committed to restricting the right wing agenda of the President and making sure the liberal values the Democrat’s stand for remain in place against an ever growing tide of conservatives seeking to destroy the good works done over the years. At a recent meeting with members of the Democracy Alliance group George Soros works alongside the hedge fund manager who was born in Hungary in 1930 called on his fellow liberals to begin the fight against the destruction of the legacy of President Obama on the very first day of the Trump Presidency. Read more on NYTimes.com.
Forbes explains George Soros is often willing to place his own reputation on the line when he looks to make choices in both the political and business arenas, such as his decision to give the role of Chief Investment Officer at Soros Fund Management to Dawn McKenzie; Soros has been a major supporter of equality in the workplace and throughout life for all people and also made the decision to back the candidacy of Hillary Clinton to become the first female President in 2016. Soros Fund Management is reported to have over $30 billion in assets at its disposal and Soros himself is reported to have around $25 billion in personal fortune at his disposal. The gut feeling of George Soros prior to the 2016 Presidential election was Donald Trump had a real chance of winning The White House and posed a major threat to business interests across the U.S. and national security, which prompted Soros to pledge around $25 million in support of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
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Michael Vachon, a personal aide to George Soros explained Soros was concerned many of the liberal policies put into place President Barrack Obama and wished to use his influence to fight for environmental, immigration reform, and social justice laws to remain in place. After identifying the threat to the liberal policies President Trump has become George Soros attended the Democracy Alliance event in Washington D.C. held days after Trump’s victory in the Presidential election; working alongside the leaders of the Democratic Party at the event Soros was reported by Politico to have called on Democrat’s to make their stand at the 2018 state and local elections to begin making the changes needed to break the right wing stranglehold over Washington and state legislative bodies.