Billionaire Soros gets handout from U.S. taxpayers
Obama administration funded ‘left-wing political activities’
Bob Unruh – Associated Press
Billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros is known for donating hundreds of millions of dollars to support progressive causes.
Last year, investigative journalist Matthew Vadum, senior vice president of the think tank Capital Research Center, observed Soros thinks of himself as a god.
“Somehow Soros began to think that he was a god because he had all this money that he earned from hedge funds – he made a billion dollars overnight in one transaction. He’s on record saying he began thinking of himself as a god. Initially, this troubled him, but then eventually he got used to and became fine with the idea,” Vadum wrote. “But he views himself as a kind of deity, which is interesting in that he is an atheist.”
Now it’s been revealed that American taxpayers are helping foot the bill for Soros causes.
Washington watchdog Judicial Watch obtained 32 pages of records “showing the Obama administration sent U.S. taxpayers’ funds to a group backed by billionaire George Soros, which used the money to fund left-wing political activities in Albania.”
Such work included “working with the country’s socialist government to push for highly controversial judicial ‘reform,’” Judicial Watch said. “The records also detail how the Soros operation helped the State Department review grant applications from other groups for taxpayer funding.”
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said the Obama administration “quietly spent at least $9 million in U.S. taxpayers’ dollars in direct collusion with left-wing billionaire George Soros’ backing of a socialist government in Albania.”
“It is particularly outrageous that the State Department allowed the Soros operation to help direct taxpayer funds to other groups,” he said.
“George Soros is a billionaire and he shouldn’t be receiving taxpayer support to advance his radical left agenda to undermine freedom here at home and abroad.”
The watchdog group also thinks Obama may have helped Soros with similar moves in Macedonia, Romania and Colombia, and it is seeking details on those transactions.
The new documents show USAID funds were funneled through that agency’s Civil Society Project to back Soros’ left-wing Open Society Foundations in Albania, “particularly the Soros operation efforts to give the socialist government greater control of the judiciary,” Judicial Watch said.
USAID reportedly gave $9 million in 2016 to the Justice for All campaign, which is overseen by Soros’ East West Management Institute.
The records were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that was filed last year against the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development