Billionaire launches get-out-the-vote effort against Bush

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by easyguru, Aug 8, 2003.

    Billionaire launches get-out-the-vote effort against Bush
    Scripps Howard News Service
    August 08, 2003

    - New York billionaire George Soros, an internationally prominent financier, has launched a Democratic get-out-the-vote effort in a bid to defeat President Bush.

    Soros said Friday he has donated $10 million to start Americans Coming Together, or ACT, an organization intended to rally voters in 17 battleground states, against Bush's re-election. The group expects to raise at least $75 million and employ hundreds of election organizers by November 2004.

    "I believe deeply in the values of an open society. For the past 15 years I have focused my energies on fighting for these values abroad," said Soros, who donated $1 billion to pro-democracy efforts in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. "Now I am doing it in the United States."

    "The fate of the world depends on the United States and President Bush is leading us in the wrong direction," he said in a statement from his New York investment office. "The Bush doctrine is both false and dangerous. The rest of the world is having an allergic reaction to it, as we have seen in Iraq. We need to change direction."
  2. Maverick74


    Is it me or is time to ask this socialist fool to leave our country? I mean here is a guy that has completely exploited our economic infrastructure for profit then condemns the structure itself. He has made his fortune in this country yet he diverts all his profits to offshore tax shelters to avoid paying taxes. He profits from our capitalism structure then criticizes our capitalistic lifestyle. I think it's time that George Soros takes his open society and himself back to europe. Let's see how safe he feels over there.

  3. ??

    Could somebody please tell me wtf this guy is talking about? Iceman, how about it?
  4. Maverick74


    Pick up one of his books. He has written about 5 books regarding his open society. This guy is nothing but a socialist. Yet he doesn't seem to mind making billions off our way of living and our lifestyle. Oh and does he pay any taxes? Nope, all offshore my friend. But he wants you to pay his taxes for him. That's also part of his so called open society. Basically, he wants the US to become France. Yeah right. Good luck George.
  5. ktm


    Bingo!!! Glad you said it. Well done.
  6. Sure, Soros is a socialist. And Bush is a fascist.

    What was your question?
  7. Weeble


    my question is how can you be an american and not pay taxes? someone previously mentioned something about offshore. if the government knows he's doing it (if he is), wouldn't they get him on tax evasion?

  8. Hehe... strong language, but possibly deservedly so...
  9. Banjo


    Let him spend some money and help the econ. The issues at hand run deep and very few are sitting on the fence, it won't change anything. He's just supporting his position, exploiting eastern block econs, which to be really successful mandates political infrastructures not yet in place there and not likely to be untill things settle down.
  10. If all that Soros is doing is using financial markets to exploit Eastern Europe for his own financial gain, and that is his only motive in opposing Bush, what of it?

    All Bush is doing is using military might to exploit the Middle East for his own financial gain.

    Um, oh yeah, the Bush family make their money in the Oil Industry. What a koinky-dink?
    #10     Aug 9, 2003