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George Soros Helped Craft Stimulus then Invested in Companies Benefiting
Big Government ^ | 11-21-2011 | Wynton Hall

Posted on 11/21/2011 1:33:12 PM PST by BAW

Billionaire George Soros gave advice and direction on how President Obama should allocate so-called “stimulus” money in a series of regular private meetings and consultations with White House senior advisers even as Soros was making investments in areas affected by the stimulus program.

It’s just one more revelation featured in the blockbuster new book that continues to rock Washington, Throw Them All Out, authored by Breitbart News editor Peter Schweizer.

Mr. Soros met with Mr. Obama’s top economist on February 25, 2009 and twice more with senior officials in the Old Executive Office Building on March 24th and 25th as the stimulus plan was being crafted. Later, Mr. Soros also participated in discussions on financial reform.

Then, in the first quarter of 2009, Mr. Soros went on a stock buying spree in companies that ultimately benefited from the federal stimulus.

•Soros doubled his holdings in medical manufacturer Hologic, a company that benefited from stimulus spending on medical systems
•Soros tripled his holdings in fiber channel and software maker Emulus, a company that wound up scoring a large amount of federal funds going to infrastructure spending
•Soros bought 210,000 shares in Cisco Systems, which came up big in the stimulus lottery

(Excerpt) Read more at biggovernment.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abovealllaw; abovethelaw; corruption; dncrico; loot; looted; looting; soros; sorosknew
We know who is on the other end of Barack's blackberry . . .


1 posted on 11/21/2011 1:33:16 PM PST by BAW
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To: BAW

I honestly do not know how he is still alive.


2 posted on 11/21/2011 1:35:03 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: BAW
Is that anything like lobbying for Freddie and fanny and then lobbying for a bailout for their bad loans. Trying to figure out the degree of difference.
3 posted on 11/21/2011 1:35:49 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: BAW

Why is anyone surprised?


4 posted on 11/21/2011 1:35:49 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: BAW


5 posted on 11/21/2011 1:37:06 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: BAW

I would like a news-person to get Martha Stewart’s opinion.


6 posted on 11/21/2011 1:39:20 PM PST by Irenic
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To: GeronL

Insider trading........ kerry, Pelosi, boehner


7 posted on 11/21/2011 1:40:28 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: BAW

Soros is like the material you get on the bottom of your shoe that never seems to entirely scrap off. The odor still remains.


8 posted on 11/21/2011 1:44:33 PM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney or Huntsman)
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To: BAW
“Then, in the first quarter of 2009, Mr. Soros went on a stock buying spree in companies that ultimately benefited from the federal stimulus.”

All this stuff happened in the first quarter of 2009. It is now the fourth quarter of 2011 and this is the first we hear anything about it.
It is written up in a small web blog and still ignored by the MSM.

9 posted on 11/21/2011 1:44:33 PM PST by detective
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To: BAW
We know who is on the other end of Barack's blackberry . . .

No wonder Barry was so intent on keeping it. He wanted the boss to be able to reach him at any time. Obama also hosted his boss to the White House four times in 2009.

Anyone who thinks Obama is actually running things is delusional. Soros is the true power in this country.

10 posted on 11/21/2011 1:44:57 PM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

True Evil never dies.


11 posted on 11/21/2011 1:44:57 PM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney or Huntsman)
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To: detective
It is written up in a small web blog and still ignored by the MSM.

That would be because, like Obama, the "media" don't want to offend their boss either.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/05/11/dont-hear-george-soros-ties-30-major-news-organizations/

12 posted on 11/21/2011 1:47:55 PM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: BAW

When Soros says “jump,” his pet Barry replies “Yassuh, boss!”


13 posted on 11/21/2011 1:50:58 PM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: BAW

I’m getting a mental image of Ox teaching the goof to play poker in the movie Stripes. “If it was me, I’d go all in, but that’s me, I’m aggressive.”


14 posted on 11/21/2011 1:52:12 PM PST by Thebaddog (Remember, Obama said he's only 60% done with his agenda.)
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To: BAW

That’s what George Soros does. It’s his business.

Why should anyone be surprised.

If it’s good enough for Pelosi and Boehner why not Soros?


15 posted on 11/21/2011 2:15:29 PM PST by Venturer
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To: BAW

Lock this predator up.


16 posted on 11/21/2011 2:23:44 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ronnie raygun

And other congress insider traders.

Life is sweet for congress critters.


17 posted on 11/21/2011 2:32:57 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: BAW

No difference than both sides of congress benefiting from insider trading.


18 posted on 11/21/2011 2:39:11 PM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: BAW

Funny how it only a “special interest” when funding conservatives.


19 posted on 11/21/2011 2:43:55 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Sergio

Funny how Democrats point the finger at the extreme elements of the Republican Party. Most of those Democrats are the hard left.


20 posted on 11/21/2011 2:51:36 PM PST by FreedBird
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To: BAW

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


21 posted on 11/21/2011 2:54:42 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: BAW

hmmm.... congress-critters can not be prosecuted for insider trading

...but private citizens can

Isn’t Soros a private citizen?


22 posted on 11/21/2011 2:57:31 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: BAW
do I really have to say it???

23 posted on 11/21/2011 3:06:53 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: detective

Silly Goose, the Media and Soros are one and the same in their Marxist goals.


24 posted on 11/21/2011 3:35:24 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Venturer
“That’s what George Soros does. It’s his business.”

This isn't any kind of business. This isn't creating a useful product or service. This isn't investing in the economy.

This is a lying parasite making money off corrupt politicians and the taxpayers. This is like Obama and Biden’s friend Corzine stealing millions and getting away with it. This is like Solyndra. This is what is destroying America.

25 posted on 11/21/2011 7:33:26 PM PST by detective
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To: detective

I repeat: This is what Soros does. This is his business.

Of course you are right. Soros is a parasite.
He was a parasite when he helped Hitler rob the Jews during WW2 , and he is still a parasite. He creates a problem and he creates a profit from it.

He is a natural born POS,scum, someone should have stepped on years ago, He became rich off the misery of others.You may not call it a business, but it has made Soros a rich man.


26 posted on 11/22/2011 3:50:39 AM PST by Venturer
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