George Soros Knows How To Make An Impact

George Soros has been a powerful influence within the political arena for many years. The billionaire businessman has not been shy about putting his money behind the person he wishes to see in office. Being involved with the presidential election has inspired Soros to contribute millions of dollars to the candidate of his choice. He has spared no expense in making a direct impact on the nation’s highest executive position. George Soros is a known supporter of the Democratic Party. His bottomless bank account has been a powerful tool for his party’s well being.

George Soros scaled back his financial contributions for a time. He spent an estimated 27 million dollars in an effort to defeat George W bush in 2004. George Soros prides himself on being a behind-the-scenes nightmare for his Republican counterparts. He re-entered the political scene to lend his support to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. George made his resources completely available and prepared to use whatever methods necessary to secure the election for the Democratic candidate.

The Barack Obama presidency was a bit befuddling to the powerful billionaire businessman. Soros initially supported Obama. However, his favor for the president would turn as the years past. Barack Obama did not make the effort to secure a meaningful relationship with Soros. During this time George would form a much stronger bond with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Their connection grew stronger towards the end of Obama’s second term. Message traffic between Soros’s office and the office of the Secretary of State show the billionaire explaining his position in relation to the upcoming election.

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Here’s How George Soros’s Latest Predictions Have Played Out

The 2016 election threatened much of what George Soros had stood for has a political activist. The Republican Party presented a strong cast of candidates with Donald Trump eventually becoming the front-runner. This motivated Soros. His contributions to the Democratic campaign would surpass the efforts made in 2004. This lifted the morale of the Hillary Clinton team and ignited a movement that created one of the most competitive presidential debates and American history.

Soros did not rely on his contributions alone to make the impact he desired in the 2016 presidential election. He enlisted the services of other powerful business organizations to match his efforts in order to develop a juggernaut of financial support for the Democratic candidate. The supporters included Tom Steyer, Don Sussman, Haim Saban and Fred Eychaner. As a team these campaign donors were able to generate a pool of money that dwarfed the reserves of Donald Trump.

George Soros received intense criticism for his insatiable political spending. Many accused him of the trying to buy a president for his own personal gain. The scrutiny grew heavy after the tremendous spending to oust George W bush failed in 2004. George pull away from politics as a result of this and focused on philanthropy. He donated millions of dollars to causes supporting human rights. The Democratic process in Eastern Europe is of great interest to George Soros. He has also worked to advance the quality of healthcare and education within the United States.

Read the profile of George Soros on Forbes

Why Thor Halvorssen Is An Inspiration

Political issues are often thought as divisive. If an individual is too conservative, some universities will not allow them to speak on their campus out of fear of any opposing ideas seeping in. Similarly, some conservatives do not want to hear anything that liberals have to say. Listening to your opponents is something that many people struggle against. However, men such as Thor Halvorssen are not burdened by this. He labors to assess all of the political issues based on their own merit rather than by blindly accepting anything that one party tells him to accept. As this article pointed out, liberals will often think that Halvorssen is a conservative, while conservatives will often think that he is a liberal.
More Than A Policy

For many Americans, politics are nothing more than an abstraction. They are something that we think about and discuss over the dinner table. It is almost theoretical. The people that it impacts are ideas or elements of the conversation, but they are not regarded as real in any sense. For Halvorssen, they are very real. He has direct experience with tyranny and he has spent his life and career laboring against it. He has traversed the most dangerous nations to get an interview and has come back holding his proverbial teeth after a literal beating.

About Halvorssen:

According to this article from Buzzfeed, “Is This the Face of a New Global Human Rights Movement?” Halvorssen is an opponent of socialism. He has been an outspoken critic of the governmental system throughout his entire career, an especially during the 2016 Presidential Election. Since socialism has been of some eminence during the election, he has gotten a bit of attention. Many Americans do not know the history of socialism or the devastating effects that it has had.

He has been trying to educate the people about what it is and how it could have a legitimate negative impact on the nation. He argued that we will see grocery stores close down, taxes drastically increase and jobs will leave the United States. Halvorssen believes that for the sake of human rights, we cannot be guilty of condemning the United States to socialism.

Follow Thor on Twitter @thorhalvorssen to learn more.