Soros drastically extended the policy scope of his lobbying efforts as the year progressed, including to issues that have been seen as a direct strike against the Hungarian-born billionaire. From January to March, Soros's group lobbied on three issues. From April to June, the group lobbied17 different issues, including the Bill on Foreign Funded Organizations in Hungary (LexNGo), Hungary's crack down on foreign-funded organizations in the country.
Hungary's parliament approved the law that targets foreign-funded organizations in June, which they have said "can threaten the country's political and economic interests and interfere with the functioning of its institutions," according to text of the law. Although the law does not mention Soros by name, politicians in Hungary previously said they wanted to "sweep out" organizations tied to Soros.
Soros's Open Society Foundations has given money to a number of prominent NGOs in Hungary. The group has said that the country's bill "seeks to suppress democratic voices in Hungary." The lobbyists also worked on issues such as the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017 and the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, among others.
Soros's lobbying efforts have quietly skyrocketed in recent years.
The policy center reported spending $19,120,000 on lobbying for policy and legislative efforts with Congress and government agencies between 2002 and 2012, which averages out to $1.9 million per year. The amount Soros spent on lobbying shot up to $11 million in 2013, a drastic increase from the $3.4 million the group had spent in 2012. The uptick could be attributed to the group's push for "comprehensive immigration reform" during this time. The center upped its lobbying expenditures to $12.4 million in 2012. In 2015, the group spent $8.5 million. The amount spent on special interests dipped to $5.6 million in 2016. Now the group's lobbying expenditures are trending upwards again. The center is on pace to spend $9.2 million this year.
Well here's your proof America that George Soros is totally funding an anti American campaign in the early stage of the Trump Presidency, and I bet we can all bet where all this money is going. Soros is spending millions upon millions of dollars in America for some reason at record numbers, and of course protest against President Trump and Trump supporters and pro Trump rallies are increasing as well along with record lobbying in America by George Soros and his Open Society Foundations. Look at all this money from Soros lobbying into America, and you can guarantee at lease one place that all this money is going.