End Citizens United Looks Ahead to 2018

There is a growing disconnect in American politics between voters and whatever passes for ‘work’ up in Washington D.C. The election of Donald Trump to Presidency further cemented the fact that there is a deep and vast divide in this country. The divide, however, isn’t between the right and left. It is between those with money and those without it. To be more specific, the problem of big money has fundamentally perverted the American government and turned it against the people. This problem can be traced back earlier than President Trump’s inauguration. We can trace the problem of money in politics largely back to 2010 when a conservative group named Citizens United lobbied the Supreme Court for looser campaign financing rules.

 

In effect, Citizens United was arguing with the Supreme Court over the legality of being bribed by corporations, special interests, and corporate donors. Somehow Citizens United was successful and here we are today, seven years later and with a reality show figurehead in the White House. As a result, people feel more and more like they are being left behind by the government that was sworn in to work for them. This has given rise to a slew of political action committees, or PACs, that have promised to fight back and make the United States government FOR the people again. One of those PACs is End Citizens United.

 

You can learn just about everything about End Citizens United by looking at their name. The PAC was established by Tiffany Muller, the President and Executive Director at ECU, and their goal is to make their name a reality. Muller knows that campaign finance reform is one of the most important topics being discussed, or ignored, in Washington and it is her job to make those politicians finally look it right in the eye and acknowledge it.

 

The election of Donald Trump, while largely catastrophic for America’s standing in the global climate, has served to break previously apathetic people into action. End Citizens United has seen a huge surge in donations, contributors, and well-wishers since Trump has taken office. In fact, the first quarter of 2017 put End Citizens United right on path to meet their ambitious goal for 2018: to raise $35 million to fight for campaign finance reform during the 2018 Congressional Elections. The first quarter of 2017, or Trump’s first few months in office, saw nearly 100,000 people pour in donations to End Citizens United in order to make a difference.

 

End Citizens United can’t do it all on their own. They will end up needing legislators at the highest level of government to help them out. End Citizens United has already endorsed Senator Feingold and Senator Heinrich ahead of their re-election campaigns.

George Soros: Blood, Sweat, and Tears

When it comes to investing, formal education does not determine how successful someone will become. Moreover, education plays a minute role in deciphering the success of an investment. In fact, the only necessity required during investing includes skill and audacity. When an investor combines those two things, they almost become unstoppable. However, everyone should not partake in high-risk investments. This remains attributed to the fact that so many people lose money rather than gain it. With that being said, George Soros remains a profound investor. Not only does he know how to invest, he also knows how to break records along the way. Know more on investopedia.com about George Soros.

Moreover, George Soro’s success remains uncontested. In fact, several people regard him as one of the most successful investors of all time. However, George Soros success did not occur overnight. In fact, it remains the contrary. Upon hearing his story, it becomes fascinating to see George Soros enjoy his high level of success. This remains attributed to the fact that George Soros survived the Holocaust. As a native of Budapest, Hungary, George Soros and his family managed to survive such atrocities. During this time period, Nazi Germany took control over numerous European countries. In fact, George Soros and his family managed to save the lives of several other families.

Upon fleeing Hungary, George Soros attended the London School of Economics. While there, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics. However, his thirst for knowledge remained unquenched. Therefore, he also obtained a master’s degree in philosophy. Considering this to remain conventional wisdom, George Soros knows how to conduct business. Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that he opened his first hedge fund called the Double Eagle in 1969. Upon its conception, the company soared in terms of profits. Therefore, George Soros opened his second hedge fund one year later. To expound further, his first hedge fund experienced an exponential amount of growth. Read his profile at Forbes.

Moreover, the company went from $12 million dollars to $25 billion dollars. When it comes to investing, George Soros proved that he is the “Teflon Don.” A perfect example of his investing might includes his $1 billion dollar profit during the Black Wednesday UK currency crisis in 1992. Eventually, George Soros would relocate to the United States and become even more successful. Upon his arrival to the United States, he became a focal point in American politics. Moreover, George Soros remains a selfless philanthropist. In fact, he has given $11 billion dollars to charitable causes between 1979 and 2011. Aside from investing, George Soros uses his influence to positively impact the world. In particular, he has played a substantial role in Eastern Europe’s transition from communism to capitalism. In closing, Soros remains a legend.

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