by Frank Holmes, reporter
Leftist George Soros is a multi-billionaire – so why is he on welfare?
Former President Barack Obama took millions of American taxpayers’ dollars and gave them to a Soros “charity” – that just happens to be propping up Albania’s socialist government.
USAID gave $9 million in one year to the “Justice for All” campaign in Albania. That program is run by the East-West Management Institute, and that group is run by Soros.
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What’s going on? The Deep State is reaching deep into your pockets to push the freedom-loving people of Eastern Europe heavier into socialism.
The plot was buried in 32 pages of documents that the government watchdog Judicial Watch obtained from the bowels of Washington’s secret, insider-run government.
The money was doled out by the U.S. Ambassador to Albania, Donald Lu, who was appointed by Obama.
“George Soros is a billionaire and he shouldn’t be receiving taxpayer support to advance his radical Left agenda to undermine freedom here at home and abroad,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch.
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As outrageous as it is, the $9 million may be a drop in a very expensive bucket.
The records – which Judicial Watch pried out of the State Department’s hands after a lawsuit and two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests – show that Soros-run non-profit groups “helped” the U.S. government pick other groups to receive your tax dollars, as well.
The funding went to pay for two polls – run by Soros’ Open Society Foundation – to see whether Albanians would say they back the government’s “justice reform” bill.
“Judicial reform” – who could be against that?
But opponents of the prime minister – Edi Rama, a member of the Socialist Party – say this is a naked power grab to stack the courts with radical judges who will destroy Albanians’ freedom… just the way black-robed dictators have torn up the U.S. Constitution for decades.
The prime minister of the former Iron Curtain country promised to sweep out judges he opposed with an “iron broom.”
In a socialist country, anyone who stands up against the government is “corrupt” – and usually ends up behind iron bars.
“Some leaders believe that these ‘reforms’ are ultimately aimed to give the Prime Minister and left-of-center government full control over the judiciary,” Senator Mike Lee, a constitutionalist Republican from Utah, wrote to the Trump administration last year.
Opposition leader Lulzim Basha, a centrist conservative, called the prime minister “George Soros’ primary investment in Albania and the Balkans” – and Soros always protects his investments.
But thanks to the U.S.-funded poll’s wording, 91% of Albanians supported the idea, which passed in 2016 and went into effect last year.
The tentacles of Soros’ global power grab reaches deep into multiple governments. Through his billions in “charity” – and big-buck political donations – he can leverage politicians in the highest level of world governments.
The EU actually demanded that Albania pass the bill before it would let the country join – and EU membership means billions in welfare for Albania. The European Commission just gave the green light to apply this week.
Soros is worth an estimated $8 billion – and that figure is only so low because he gave the other $18 billion of his fortune to his tax-free, global political empire.
If he has billions on hand, he sure doesn’t need American tax dollars – but Democrat appointees keep giving him your money, hand-over-fist.
The news about the Albanian transfer broke almost exactly one year after Judicial Watch learned that Obama had transferred almost $5 million of taxpayer dollars to Soros’ groups in Macedonia.
Obama gave $4.8 million to the Open Society Foundation-Macedonia through USAID between 2012 and 2016 – more than a million dollars a year.
“The Open Society Foundation has established and funded dozens of left-wing, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Macedonia to overthrow the conservative government,” Judicial Watch reported – and replaced it with socialism.
“One of the Soros’ groups funded the translation and publication of Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Radicals’ into Macedonian.”
The money came from your wallet, but everyone in Macedonia knew who the front groups really worked for – one of the government leaders called these protesters the “Soros infantry.”
Obama just forced you to pay for the Soros cavalry to ride into Albania.
President Donald Trump needs to fire every Obama ambassador and holdover, then stop taxpayers from giving a single dime to Soros’ groups and their friends overseas.
Hard-working Americans don’t need to fund a billionaire welfare king.
Frank Holmes is a reporter for The Horn News. He is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”