Billionaire donors led by Soros favor Clinton

by Brendan Coffey | Bloomberg,com  |  published on September 27, 2016

Hillary gets the vote from America’s richest citizens. Or at least she’s getting their cash.

Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has collected $21.1 million for her campaign and its supporting political action committees from 17 U.S. donors on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Republican Donald Trump has received $1.02 million from 12 members of the group.

While the role the wealthiest play in American politics has come under increased scrutiny with growing attention to income inequality fueling the rise of populist candidates, contributions from U.S. billionaires on the Bloomberg index amount to 3 percent of the $708 million raised by the two candidates, as of the latest Federal Election Commission filings.

Hedge fund billionaire George Soros is the biggest spender among donors on the index, giving almost $11.9 million to Clinton’s cause. A Hungarian immigrant to the U.S., Soros is the 17th-richest person in the country with $24.7 billion, according to the index. The co-founder of hedge fund Renaissance Technologies — and former NSA codebreaker — James Simons, is the second-biggest spender, giving $7 million to Clinton.

“I’m a lifelong Democrat and I think very highly of Hillary Clinton,” Simons said.

  • Linda Joy Adams

    And does he use the missing 23 trillion from the USA taxpayers he now claims he is the master mind and ‘god’ of the world in getting? in the COUP of 2002 that put the ones he says work for him in control of the USA with no real government in charge of stopping the stealing of the USA ?

  • Lee

    George Soros should not even be aloud in this country.

  • onefour

    This man needs to be locked away and never be heard from again. His money given to those he has harmed. Starting with the Jewish people in Germany.

  • Tiger

    Of course they are. The Globalist including the slime Soros see a win. They are about to take over everything and get that One World Order. Soros has warrants for his arrest all over the world and one of the things that needs to happen is he needs to be sued for BLM the deaths of police and inciting a riot.

  • Charles Reed

    You know if Soros is or it, its bad for America. One of the most evil people I heard of, and a Clinton supporter. Do we need to know more.

  • justinwachin

    Follow the money. When the wealthiest gives political contributions to someone who wants to raise taxes on the rich you can bet that the wealthy have received assurances they will be spared. No one gets wealthy paying taxes.

    Hillary Clinton’s soak the rich scheme will stick it to those who earning their money by working. Regardless of what she says those who make their money off of Wall Street will be spared again. Warren Buffet, George Soros and the other super wealthy have tax advisors which help them avoid paying as much income tax as possible. Those who earn their money off of their hard work don’t have the tax advisors and they wind up paying the taxes.

  • willr3

    There are about 590 billionaires in the US. If hillary is really raising their tax why would they support her. AND: they don’t pay tax because they have so many write offs they can minimize their tax more easily than the middle class. BTWhttp://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2015/jan/25/tammy-baldwin/middle-class-pays-higher-tax-rates-millionaires-se/ and http://www.wsj.com/articles/top-20-of-earners-pay-84-of-income-tax-1428674384

  • willr3

    Hillary’s crooked backing by an international criminal and nazi like Soros should raise some red flags against hillary. Soros and the corrupt money laundering Clinton Foundation is just what Trump should expose. I’m not concerned about the tax returns of a US builder who cannot reveal US top secrets to the world. I and the public are concerned that Soros, and most muslim nations are pouring billions into the US election through her corrupt Clinton foundation. Trumps should have pointed out that less than 6% of all these funds ever go to helping the charities she purports to support. She is a Fraud, and he should been more diligent in pointing this out in the debate.

    • KT

      Yep! Exactly!!! They are all in Bed together!!! We are in a war for this Nation & it started getting upside down after President Reagan left office! Follow the money & you will find the evil doers….they love themselves, the power & the money!! That’s all they relate too….. corruption!

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