Another wealthy European Liberal the Dems should shun

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Another wealthy European Liberal the Dems should shun

Post by ToledoCat#3 » May 3rd, 2021, 10:37 am

How can the DeLPS possibly justify accepting money from such a stinkingly wealthy patron?

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WASHINGTON — He is not as well known as wealthy liberal patrons like George Soros or Tom Steyer. His political activism is channeled through a daisy chain of opaque organizations that mask the ultimate recipients of his money. But the Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss has quietly become one of the most important donors to left-leaning advocacy groups and an increasingly influential force among Democrats.

Newly obtained tax filings show that Mr. Wyss’s foundations donated $208 million from 2016 through early last year to three nonprofit funds that doled out money to a wide array of groups that backed progressive causes and helped Democrats in their efforts to win the White House and control of Congress last year.
Mr. Wyss’s representatives say his foundations’ money is not being spent on political campaigning. But documents and interviews show that his foundations have come to play a prominent role in financing the political infrastructure that supports Democrats and their issues.

While most of his operation’s recent politically oriented giving was channeled through the three nonprofit funds, Mr. Wyss’s foundations also directly donated tens of millions of dollars since 2016 to groups that opposed former President Donald J. Trump and promoted Democrats and their causes.

Beneficiaries of his direct giving included prominent groups such as the Center for American Progress and Priorities USA, as well as organizations that ran voter registration and mobilization campaigns to increase Democratic turnout, built media outlets accused of slanting the news to favor Democrats and sought to block Mr. Trump’s nominees, prove he colluded with Russia and push for his impeachment.

Several officials from organizations started by Mr. Wyss and his team worked on the Biden transition or joined the administration, and on environmental policy in particular Mr. Wyss’s agenda appears to align with President Biden’s.

Mr. Wyss’s growing political influence attracted attention after he emerged last month as a leading bidder for the Tribune Publishing newspaper chain. Mr. Wyss later dropped out of the bidding for the papers.
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Post by WIldWIllieCat » May 3rd, 2021, 11:18 am

new boogeyman

nice!
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Post by ToledoCat#3 » May 3rd, 2021, 2:25 pm

Glad I found a new hero for you, WWC. Glad to be of service.

Please reciprocate and find a NEW wealthy conservative for me to lionize. ')

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Post by WIldWIllieCat » May 3rd, 2021, 2:26 pm

I generally don't do boogeyman politics.
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Post by spot2180 » May 3rd, 2021, 4:50 pm

WIldWIllieCat wrote:
May 3rd, 2021, 2:26 pm
I generally don't do boogeyman politics.
Irony
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Post by WIldWIllieCat » May 3rd, 2021, 4:51 pm

insipid response
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Post by ToledoCat#3 » May 4th, 2021, 9:22 am

insipid life, perhaps, WWC?

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Post by wazucat » May 4th, 2021, 10:38 am

foreign governments interfering in US politics NO BUENO, foreign rich people NO PROBLEMO as long as said rich people are progressive

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Post by WIldWIllieCat » May 4th, 2021, 12:07 pm

ToledoCat#3 wrote:
May 4th, 2021, 9:22 am
insipid life, perhaps, WWC?
ouch, I wouldn't presume to judge his entire life....but the response was certainly insipid
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Post by Puffdad » May 4th, 2021, 5:12 pm

Always a joy to read through G & G.........

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