“EVERYDAY AMERICANS” BE WARY …
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says she’s running to be the president of “Everyday Americans,” but the populist revolution brewing on her left flank would seem to indicate even her own party isn’t buying it.
Clinton’s crony capitalism and neoconservative warmongering have positioned her far afield of the people she claims to be standing for … and independent socialist U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has exposed this disconnect for all to see.
The latest evidence of Clinton’s subservience to the status quo?
A bombshell report by Michael Walsh in The New York Post exposing the extent to which Clinton has profited from major corporations since leaving her wildly unsuccessful, highly controversial tenure as U.S. Secretary of State.
From the report …
Mandatory financial disclosures released this month show that, in just the two years from April 2013 to March 2015, the former first lady, senator and secretary of state collected $21,667,000 in “speaking fees,” not to mention the cool $5 mil she corralled as an advance for her 2014 flop book, “Hard Choices.”
Who did Clinton collect from?
“First off, there’s Wall Street and the financial-services industry,” Walsh wrote. “Democratic champions of the Little Guy are always in bed with the Street – they don’t call Barack Obama ‘President Goldman Sachs’ for nothing, but Mrs. Clinton has room for Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice and their 10 best friends. Multiple trips to Goldman Sachs. Morgan Stanley. Deutsche Bank. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. UBS Wealth Management.”
In other words when the next recession hits, expect Clinton to show Wall Street the same preferential treatment it received from George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
“Big Pharma and health-care companies also make the list; they want to keep on the good side of the woman who tried to force HillaryCare down our throats in 1993 and who’s sure to morph ObamaCare into the ‘single-payer’ socialized-medicine model so beloved of ‘progressives,'” Walsh added.
Indeed. If the Sanders revolution has proved anything, it’s that Clinton is going to have to run a lot further to the left than she originally anticipated.
Want the full list of Clinton’s paymasters? Here you go …
- 4/18/2013, Morgan Stanley, Washington, DC: $225,000
- 4/24/2013, Deutsche Bank, Washington, DC: $225,000
- 4/24/2013, National Multi Housing Council, Dallas, Texas: $225,000
- 4/30/2013, Fidelity Investments, Naples, Fla.: $225,000
- 5/8/2013, Gap Inc., San Francisco, Calif.: $225,000
- 5/14/2013, Apollo Management Holdings LP, New York, NY: $225,000
- 5/16/2013, Itau BBA USA Securities, New York, NY: $225,000
- 5/21/2013, Vexizon Communications Inc., Washington, DC: $225,000
- 5/29/2013, Sanford C. Bernstein and Co. LLC, New York, NY: $225,000
- 6/4/2013, The Goldman Sachs Group, Palmetto Bluffs, SC: $225,000
- 6/6/2013, Spencer Stuart, New York, NY: $225,000
- 6/16/2013, Society for Human Resource Management, Chicago, Ill.: $285,000
- 6/17/2013, Economic Club of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Mich.: $225,000
- 6/20/2013, Boston Consulting Group Inc., Boston, Mass.: $225,000
- 6/20/2013, Let’s Talk Entertainment Inc., Toronto, Canada: $250,000
- 6/24/2013, American Jewish University, Universal City, Calif.: $225,000
- 6/24/2013, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Company LP, Palos Verdes, Calif.:$225,000
- 7/11/2013, UBS Wealth Management, New York, NY: $225,000
- 8/7/2013, Global Business Travel Association, San Diego, Calif.: $225,000
- 8/12/2013, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Las Vegas, Nev.: $225,000
- 9/18/2013, American Society for Clinical Pathology, Chicago, Ill.: $225,000
- 9/19/2013, American Society of Travel Agents Inc., Miami, Fla.: $225,000
- 10/4/2013, Long Island Association, Long Island, NY: $225,000
- 10/15/2013, National Association of Convenience Stores, Atlanta, Ga.: $265,000
- 10/23/2013, SAP Global Marketing Inc., New York, NY: $225,000
- 10/24/2013, Accenture, New York, NY: $225,000
- 10/24/2013, The Goldman Sachs Group, New York, NY: $225,000
- 10/27/2013, Beth El Synagogue, Minneapolis, Minn.: $225,000
- 10/28/2013, Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago, Ill.: $400,000
- 10/29/2013, The Goldman Sachs Group, Tuscon, Ariz.: $225,000
- 11/4/2013, Mase Productions Inc., Orlando, Fla.: $225,000
- 11/4/2013, London Drugs Ltd., Mississauga, Canada: $225,000
- 11/6/2013, Beaumont Health System, Troy, Mich.: $305,000
- 11/7/2013, Golden Tree Asset Management, New York, NY: $275,000
- 11/9/2013, National Association of Realtors, San Francisco, Calif.: $225,000
- 11/13/2013, Mediacorp Canada Inc., Toronto, Canada: $225,000
- 11/13/2013, Bank of America, Bluffton, SC: $225,000
- 11/14/2013, CB Richard Ellis Inc., New York, NY: $250,000
- 11/18/2013, CIIE Group, Naples, Fla.: $225,000
- 11/18/2013, Press Ganey, Orlando, Fla.: $225,000
- 11/21/2013, U.S. Green Building Council, Philadelphia, Pa.: $225,000
- 01/06/2014, GE, Boca Raton, Fla.: $225,500
- 01/27/2014, National Automobile Dealers Association, New Orleans, La.:$325,500
- 01/27/2014, Premier Health Alliance, Miami, Fla.: $225,500
- 02/06/2014, , Las Vegas, Nev.: $225,500
- 02/17/2014, Novo Nordisk A/S, Mexico City, Mexico: $125,000
- 02/26/2014, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Orlando, Fla.: $225,500
- 02/27/2014, A&E Television Networks, New York, NY: $280,000
- 03/04/2014, Association of Corporate Counsel – Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.: $225,500
- 03/05/2014, The Vancouver Board of Trade, Vancouver, Canada: $275,500
- 03/06/2014, tinePublic Inc., Calgary, Canada: $225,500
- 03/13/2014, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, Orlando, Fla.:$225,500
- 03/13/2014, Drug Chemical and Associated Technologies, New York, NY:$250,000
- 03/18/2014, Xerox Corporation, New York, NY: $225,000
- 03/18/2014, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, Montreal, Canada:$275,000
- 03/24/2014, Academic Partnerships, Dallas, Texas: $225,500
- 04/08/2014, Market° Inc., San Francisco, Calif.: $225,500
- 04/08/2014, World Affairs Council, Portland, Ore.: $250,500
- 04/10/2014, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc., Las Vegas, Nev.:$225,500
- 04/10/2014, Lees Talk Entertainment, San Jose, Calif.: $265,000
- 04/11/2014, California Medical Association (via satellite), San Diego, Calif.:$100,000
- 05/06/2014, National Council for Behavioral Healthcare, Washington, DC:$225,500
- 06/02/2014, International Deli-Dairy-Bakery Association, Denver, Colo.: $225,500
- 06/02/2014, Lees Talk Entertainment, Denver, Colo.: $265,000
- 06/10/2014, United Fresh Produce Association, Chicago, Ill.: $225,000
- 06/16/2014, tinePublic Inc., Toronto, Canada: $150,000
- 06/18/2014, tinePublic Inc., Edmonton, Canada: $100,000
- 06/20/2014, Innovation Arts and Entertainment, Austin, Texas: $150,000
- 06/25/2014, Biotechnology Industry Organization, San Diego, Calif.: $335,000
- 06/25/2014, Innovation Arts and Entertainment, San Francisco, Calif.: $150,000
- 06/26/2014, GTCR, Chicago, Ill.: $280,000
- 07/22/2014, Knewton Inc., San Francisco, Calif.: $225,500
- 07/26/2014, Ameriprise, Boston, Mass.: $225,500
- 07/29/2014, Coming Inc., Coming, NY: $225,500
- 08/28/2014, Nexenta Systems Inc., San Francisco, Calif.: $300,000
- 08/28/2014, Cisco, Las Vegas, Nev.: $325,000
- 09/04/2014, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, San Diego, Calif.: $225,500
- 09/15/2014, Caridovascular Research Foundation, Washington, DC: $275,000
- 10/02/2014, Commercial Real Estate Women Network, Miami Beach, Fla.:$225,500
- 10/06/2014, Canada 2020, Ottawa, Canada: $215,500
- 10/07/2014, Deutsche Bank AG, New York, NY: $280,000
- 10/08/2014, Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), Chicago, Ill.:$265,000
- 10/13/2014, Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, Colorado Springs, Colo.:$225,500
- 10/14/2014, , San Francisco, Calif.: $225,500
- 10/14/2014, Qualcomm Incorporated, San Diego, Calif.: $335,000
- 12/04/2014, Massachusetts Conference for Women, Boston, Mass.: $205,500
- 01/21/2015, tinePublic Inc., Winnipeg, Canada: $262,000
- 01/21/2015, tinePublic Inc., Saskatoon, Canada: $262,500
- 01/22/2015, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Whistler, Canada: $150,000
- 02/24/2015, Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women, Santa Clara, Calif.:$225,500
- 03/11/2015, eBay Inc., San Jose, Calif.: $315,000
- 03/19/2015, American Camping Association, Atlantic City, NJ: $260,000
Yeah … that’s a lot of cheddar.
Oh, and the list doesn’t include the millions of dollars Clinton’s husband, former U.S. president Bill Clinton, has raked in on speeches in recent years.
All told, the Clintons earned $153 million in speaking fees from 2001 through the spring of 2015 – which is when she launched her presidential bid.
Obviously we don’t begrudge either Clinton for accepting what others were willing to pay them in speaking fees. Our concern is why these companies are paying so much?
Oh wait … we know what they’re paying for, don’t we?
That’s the problem.
It’s not that Clinton is accepting what the market will bear … it’s that the market is bearing so much because these companies expect to be reimbursed (and then some) at our expense.