George Soros Agrees Too Much Influence Is Allowed For Wealthy Donors In U.S. Politics

The major donor to the Democratic Party, George Soros, has been at the forefront of the relaxed laws for political donors that allow almost unlimited campaign donations to the party or candidate of their choice. Politico reports George Soros has taken advantage of these relaxed campaign funding rules to donate a combined total of more than $50 million to the Presidential election campaigns of John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, not counting the funding supplied to the campaigns of President Barrack Obama during the 2008 and 2012 campaigns Soros largely sat out due to some policy disagreements with the Obama Administration. As one of the main political donors to the campaigns of a number of liberal candidates and causes on the left of the political spectrum one would expect George Soros to be a major supporter of the Citizens United ruling that allows donors to write checks of any size to politicians, Super PAC’s, and major campaigning groups, but the Holocaust survivor takes a different view and supports moves to return U.S. politics to its earlier state where political donations were capped at federal level. Read his profile at Forbes.

The view of George Soros that political donations should be limited came around in the wake of the 2004 Presidential election where Soros had backed then Senator John Kerry in his bid to defeat President George W. Bush to the tune of $27 million. The loss of the election and the personal criticism aimed at Soros for backing his own political views allowed the legendary hedge fund manager to take a fresh look at how the changes in political funding had changed the U.S. political landscape, and created a view Soros did not like the look of; following the 2008 election campaign the Hungarian born financial expert believes the influence he and his fellow donors have developed over the course of the 21st century should once again be limited. Read more on NYTimes.com.

Across the world George Soros has developed a reputation as one of the world’s most important protectors of democracy and basic human rights; Soros uses his Open Society Foundations network of charities to educate individuals about the benefits of democracy and how best to work to break the stranglehold of a ruling tyrannical regime. In the U.S. the End Citizens United campaign group backs many of the candidates George Soros has identified as offering a political view similar to his own and has seen a major level of financial and vocal backing provided by the founder of Soros Fund Management. The grassroots nature of End Citizens United means financial donations are capped at $50,000, a figure provided for the group by George Soros as he has thrown his backing behind the campaign to limit his own political influence in the U.S. for the good of the nation.

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Dick DeVos Works And Gives

The DeVos family has instilled a lot of values into their children. Dick DeVos himself has demonstrated these values and has done his father proud. Among the things he has achieved was starting and running his own businesses. Dick DeVos has been involved in many different positions while working. One position is him working as the owner of Amway. He has taken the company which was originally started by his father and put it under reconstruction so that it can work in a way that is more efficient for the era it was in. He has also been involved in other activities.

 

One activity that is a highlight of his life is being one of the owners of the NBA franchise Orlando Magic. Other highlights is his philanthropic activities. Much of his activities were done with his wife Betsy DeVos. He has helped with a lot of families as they tried to get their children greater education. He is also involved in the School Choice initiative which allows parents to choose the type of education their children get so that they can have the safest experience while living in poor communities. Dick DeVos is also involved in helping to build communities.

 

Dick DeVos has also put together a foundation with his wife in order to fund projects with the purpose of making communities safer for children to live in. One of the best ways he believes that he can build communities is by improving on the education that the children are getting. It is not just the equipment used to teach the topics, it is also the topics themselves and the resources that are available for students to get the help they need in order to make a successful career and then move forward with their lives.

 

Dick DeVos is an example to follow. He is someone who is working because he likes to provide for his family. He has also been very successful in his career choices which has made it easier for him to offer his support to other families and members of the community that he wants to help build.