George Soros, the politically controversial liberal billionaire’s “Open Society Policy Center” reportedly spent $11 million on lobbying in 2013, according to The Washington Post on Monday.
The billionaire’s Washington-based advocacy organization tripled its 2012 spending of $3.25 million in 2013, according to data from OpenSecrets.org, a nonpartisan research group that tracks money in politics.
“Alliance for Citizenship,” an advocacy immigration organization sparked the huge increase in spending, according to Stephen Rickard, the center's executive director.
Although the U.S. tax code prevents OSPC from actually lobbying, it is allowed to lobby and support other lobbying groups. Soros initiated the group 25-years-ago to ""to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.
Many opponents see it as Soros’s way of bringing more presumptively Democratic-oriented future voters into the country.
The 83-year-old was a major opponent to former President George W. Bush and called him "the central focus of my life."
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