How Occupy Wall Street Is Really Funded

OWS MoneyAdrianne Jeffries writes in the New York Observer:

“George Soros money is behind this!” Rush Limbaugh told his listeners two weeks ago, feeding speculation that the “99 percent” agenda espoused by the Occupy Wall Street protesters has filthy-rich backers — a claim picked up by Reuters and heatedly debated in the media. Soros money? If only. Around the time Reuters was walking back its headline, “Who’s Behind the Wall Street Protests,” later revised to “Soros: Not a Funder,” protesters were voting on whether to spend $3,000 on brooms and trash cans to clean up the occupied plaza in order to avoid eviction by the city.

Back in July, when local activists hammered out the logistics of the Occupy Wall Street protest, they were planning for little more than an urban camping trip. Committees were established to handle security, medication and sanitation. Nourishment was a major concern. Fundraising was an afterthought.

Still, onlookers are rightfully eager to follow the money. Politics have been so dominated by financing for so long that a major movement without major backers seems unthinkable. Last week, Republicans announced a new Super PAC determined, according to the New York Times, to “raise and spend unlimited amounts of money to defend the party’s majority next year”; meanwhile, President Barack Obama raised more than $42 million for his re-election campaign over the last three months …

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  • Hadrian999

    Limbaugh thinks George Soros is behind everything, hell he probably thinks Soros is the chairman of S.P.E.C.T.R.E

    • SF2K01

      Regardless, it wouldn’t be the first time Soros and the group in question said they weren’t connected, and then later discovered that he was the only major funder from the beginning.

      • Hadrian999

        i’m surprised it took you so long

  • Hadrian999

    Limbaugh thinks George Soros is behind everything, hell he probably thinks Soros is the chairman of S.P.E.C.T.R.E

  • Galactus1

    Limbaugh is a crazy druggie. Im so sick of people either blaming repubs or dems, It is both of them you dumb sheep!!!!!

  • Galactus1

    Limbaugh is a crazy druggie. Im so sick of people either blaming repubs or dems, It is both of them you dumb sheep!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Regardless, it wouldn’t be the first time Soros and the group in question said they weren’t connected, and then later discovered that he was the only major funder from the beginning.

  • Hadrian999

    i’m surprised it took you so long

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