Although very many politicians always thumb their chests claiming to be liberal minded, only very few of them actually follow through with the brand they choose to sell themselves. George Soros is not a politician by ambition and pursuit, but the billionaire is one of strong political persuasion. His persuasions are liberal in nature. The keen and sharp mind that is George Soros is famous for his unending financial talent. Above his ability to create wealth in areas over which he gets passionate, he is well appreciated by the global community for his outstanding contribution to humanity and the freedom that humans always crave but are sometimes denied.
As a child in Hungary, George Soros went through religious and ethnic persecution at the hands of the Nazi Regime. Many people were killed, and he had to witness his father going to prison for being a Jew. He developed an understanding of the need to fight oppression and uphold human dignity and equality. Since then, the young man avidly set out to amass wealth and influence to help combat the oppressive through non-violent means. He came to the United States and realized the American Dream. As an American of a liberal mindset and a strong persuasion to show compassion to the world, George Soros began and still does, supporting the Democratic Party in its endeavor to make the United States a haven for all people to live amicably without discrimination.
The senior citizen has spent decades of his life bringing people together for common good of the world. The Washington Times report that the phenomenal capitalist believes in sharing and pooling of resources to emancipate the vulnerable. He is associated with numerous nonprofit organizations that oppose oppressive gimmicks by the US government as well as other world leaders. Politico reports that the philanthropist has spent millions of dollars supporting presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House. He had also spent more money years before trying to boost a Democrat to win against George Bush though the bid was unsuccessful. Read more at The New York Times about George.
The currency trader amassed his wealth as a New York economist. His speculative prowess could be associated with his keen eye for spotting economic and social trends. He made history in the year 1992 for predicting the Black Wednesday of the United Kingdom. He speculated the surging trend and was sure enough to risk it all. He solicited for ten billion dollars which he sold on that fateful day to earn a profit of one billion dollars. Since then, he has always been credited by his Wall Street peers, predecessors, and successors as the American who broke the Bank of England.
Since his pockets run deep, liberal groups have always had a source of funding that never runs dry. George Soros, according to Politico, has committed more than five million euros for organizations resisting dictatorship like the Independent Diplomat. The Independent Diplomat made a major impact in the liberalization of the people of Kosovo. He is also reported by the Washington Times to have allocated 13 billion dollars, over the last 30 years, to human rights lobby groups that have been agitating for the eradication of police brutality, racism, and wrongful incarceration. His financial contribution to the Ferguson protests saved the day as lawlessness was taking root. The protests, coupled with the Black Lives Matter had been a miscalculated reaction. Although the Black Lives Matter Campaign had been planned with decorum as an organized response, the protests were a bitter response to the extrajudicial killing of an unarmed 18-year-old. The protests had sparked off violence that entailed assault of police officers and gunning down of aggressive protestors. George Soros swooped in financially and ideally to mitigate the violence without quelling the intense ideological retribution. Read this story about George at politico.com.
Mike Heiligenstein plays the role of the Executive Director of the Regional Mobility Authority of Central Texas. He has worked alongside Mobile Authority since 2001, and he watched Mobility Authority from a new business to a top business that is well known in matters that have to do with toll road operations. Asides from his role with the Mobility Authority, for more than 30 years, he has also been a public official. Initially, he was a member of the Round Rock City Council before he moved to become the Commissioner of Williamson County. During the period he spent serving, he placed emphasis on infrastructure projects which had to do with the acquisition of major parklands, Transportation and the Creation of the Bush Creek Regional Trail.
Of recent, the issue of traffic congestion in Austin was tackled by Mike Heiligenstein. It is believed that with assistance from the Central Texas Regional Mobility, traffic congestion as a result of toll roads can be minimized in Austin. He stated that the solution for the reduction of traffic on SH 130 wasn’t just to move through cars and trucks to SH 130 but to look for ways to add more space, replace the typical behavior when it comes to traffic and changes into a multi-modal. He also added that as regards I-35, the enemy was everyone. He said there was already an enhancement in demand for both cars and trucks in the Austin area.
He also added that toll roads were not the only solution. He added that all the told that would be useful are required. Additionally, he stated that the future is what everyone needs to be involved in building instead of praying for some magician to show up and aid in the creation of new facilities.
On if toll roads could aid in reducing a bit of road congestion as a result of truck traffic in the Eagle Ford Shale?Mike Heiligensteinreplied that one of the solutions for the Eagle Ford Shale would be a method of utilizing toll-type tags that made charges to trucks utilizing the county roads. He also stated that from his experience, the roads were not build to overcome the demand and weight.
Another solution which he brought up would be the creation of a particular section in which a tax enhancement tool for financing would be used in production. He also stated that the Department of Commerce in Texas was making serious efforts to attain the dollars available to counties that have no financial help.
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Meriwether Group is a company that helps entrepreneurs grow their business. It is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and has an additional office located in the San Francisco area. At Meriwether Group they help every size of business with their services whether it’s a company in the initial stages of being a startup or a very seasoned brand. These services include help with key growth opportunities such as rolling out a product to retail or sourcing materials more efficiently and/or at less cost. They can also help create a succession plan or a defined exit strategy when either is called for.
Seeing to their client’s capital needs, the team at Meriwether Group is able to provide capital whether it is for the short or long term. Short term loans are sourced through a Mezzanine Debt Fund. Long term loans are through Village Family Capital which is a financing partner of Meriwether Group. These funds are used to accelerate the client’s business and get them on the path to success.
David Howitt, the founder of Meriwether Group, is an entrepreneur himself. In addition to founding Meriwether Group, he was also a co-founder of another company, Oregon Chai. He successfully sold Oregon Chai to another company in 2004 before founding Meriwether Group. At Meriwether Group, he is the Chief Executive Officer and oversees the company’s day to day activities.
Sawyer Howitt, the son of David Howitt, also works for Meriwether Group. He started working for the firm in mid-2015 as a Business Strategy Analyst. In this role, he focused on the retail experience and how the incorporation of new technologies could enhance the customer’s experience as well as make more profit for the business owner.
At the beginning of 2017, Sawyer Howitt became a Project Manager at Meriwether Group. He serves as an advisor on small and large scale business development strategies. He has developed a lot of experience in how to build a brand and what makes one tick. He will be attending the University of California, Berkeley in the fall where he will be part of the Entrepreneurial Finance degree program.