Soros’ Son Says, ‘Get Money Out of Politics’ – But Helped Give $58M to Lefty Causes in 2011

Politico profiles Jonathan Soros campaign, ignores involvement in Open Society Foundation.

Mike Ciandella
Media Research Center
3/31/2014

The son of one of the largest liberal donors of all time campaigning against money in politics might seem a bit strange.

What’s even stranger is that, while he was spearheading that campaign, he was simultaneously vice chairman and director of the board of his father’s multi-billion-dollar Open Society Foundation. In 2011 alone, while Jonathan Soros was vice chairman and director of the board, OSF gave $58,013,593 to blatantly liberal organizations alone.

That $58 million went to a variety of liberal causes including left-wings cornerstone organizations such as: the Center for American Progress ($1.3 million), ACLU ($3.5 million) and the Tides Foundation ($1.6 million). OSF was founded and is chaired by liberal billionaire George Soros and has donated more than $10 billion over the last 30 years. In 2012, the net assets of OSF were listed in 990 tax documents as more than $2.2 billion.

Politico ran a story on March 27 that profiled Jonathan Soros, the third of liberal bankroller George Soros’ five children. Jonathan Soros has launched a “PAC to End All PACs,” which allegedly strives to “get money out of politics.” Except, at the end of the day, the Friends of Democracy PAC is little more than a scare campaign against much-hyped conservative dark money…

 

 

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