George Soros’ Economic Weapon

George Soros is Hungarian by descent and birth. Regardless, he is among the most appreciated American citizens of the 21st century. He did not will to fly into the United States in pursuit of the American dream; he was forced to by ethnic and religious persecution. The onslaught against Jews perpetrated by the Nazi regime of the time had been extremely bloody. In fact, George Soros’ father had been imprisoned just because he was Jewish. The plight of the oppressed, vivid in his mind and his good nature at heart, nature, and nurture led the young, brilliant mind to perceive the world as a place that required his input for peace and liberty. He took to business to create his ideal non-violent weapon, wealth. With that, he would wage a full-fledged war against the oppressive regimes of the world.

Amassing his Wealth

George Soros is the studious and intelligent person that he is, pursued the economic field of currency trading. He has always been, since his formative years, an avid reader and a keen observer of trends and market tendencies. He excelled in the commerce world for years before his skills grew into an all-time zenith. At his peak of commercial trading in the stocks, George Soros created the Black Wednesday of the United Kingdom. He had been able to foresee a decline in the British Pounds, and with his intensive and expansive skills of economic negotiation, he had got numerous investors to avail him with over ten billion dollars to infiltrate the bank of the United Kingdom. He moved in to purchase brutish pounds in the total value of the capital he had gathered. The bank, fearing a shortage of cash flows due to the deficit in the bank, bought back its pounds at 11 billion dollars, leaving the immigrant American with a profit of one billion dollars. Since then, wall street moguls respectfully refer the economist that George Soros has always been as the man who broke the bank of the United Kingdom. Know more about George Soros on Investopedia.

Political Bank Rolling for the Liberty of the Oppressed.

George Soros has a philanthropic spirit. According to the Washington Times, he has contributed most of the charitable donations to the emancipation of the oppressed. Politico reports that during the outcry of police brutality of the Black Community, Soros contributed 5.4 million dollars better organize the protests that were inspired by the extra-judicial killing of an 18-year old who had been unarmed when he got shot. He dedicated time and money to the Black Lives Matter Campaign that had gathered a national traction to oppose discrimination of the Black Community. Also, the liberal leader has wagered economic wars against dictatorial regimes like that of Kosovo. According to Politico, he continuously funds the Independent Diplomat, an organization that has had immense successes in the deposition of dictators in Kosovo and the Northern Cyprus. Visit this site to know more at opensocietyfoundations.org.

George Soros is also one of the most influential persons in the United State’s political scene despite the fact that he bears no political ambitions. He avidly sells the Democratic Agenda of making the United States a haven for diversity and freedom. He spent over ten million dollars in the Clinton Presidential Push. Earlier on during the re-election of the then President Bush, he had spent even more money trying to stop the re-election in favor of the Democratic Party

How End Citizens United is Giving a Voice to the Everyone

End Citizens United is a political action committee that was started in 2015. The group is funded by grass root donors. Its mission is to fight back against mega-donors who influence the election. The group is fighting the wealthy donors who can buy elections because of the vast resources that they have. End Citizens United wants to elect reform champions to government who will not be swayed by big money politics. Their goal is that those who they elect will eradicate the influence of unlimited political funding and make the election process a fair one.

 

The group is made up of Democrat officials who have been in the political circle for many years. End Citizens United files its reports with the Federal Elections Commission and makes the reports public for all to see to encourage transparency. The committee got its name from the Supreme Court decision in 2010 that opened the door for the wealthy to spend unlimited funds on American elections. They are committed to countering Citizens United and ensuring that people at the grass root level get to have a say in the outcome of the elections.

 

Donors of End Citizens United contributed more than four million dollars over the first three months of this year. The group has set a target of $35 million by the time the midterm elections for Congress takes place. The target is higher than the twenty-five million dollars that they raised during the last elections cycle. The funds that were raised over the first quarter were from a hundred thousand people. Nearly half of them were contributing to the group for the first time.

 

Tiffany Muller is the executive director and president of End Citizens United. She said that the average donation for the year was $12. Tiffany said that many Democrats were displeased with Trump’s win and this was one of the avenues that they were using to fight back against his agendas. She added that the donors were people who felt that the political system was rigged and that their views were not being taken into account.

 

End Citizens United has been mobilizing its donors to help it raise half a million dollars to support the campaign of John Ossof in recent past. Ossof is a congressional political candidate in Georgia. He has raised more than $4 million dollars already. He is set to compete in a special election to determine who will fill the seat left vacant by Tom Price who was appointed the Health and Human Services Secretary. Muller stated that the committee is in the process of determining the races that it will participate in next year. End Citizens United has collaborated with other campaign finance groups to support common causes.