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

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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