While doddering Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders has practically zero chance of becoming president he has managed to put a huge burr up the ass of Queen Hillary. Badly rattled after barely winning the Iowa caucuses, Mrs. Clinton went off on poor old Bernie in last night’s Democratic party debate. Clinton played the vagina card – which will be done early and often against the GOP in the general election – to distract and divert from her being in the bag for Wall Street. Sanders has been ratcheting up the heat over how much money Clinton receives from the banksters and it is damaging the phony bitch at the polls. Mrs. Clinton can throw up straw men and work the refs until the cows come home but there is no question at all as to who she will truly represent if elected.
The website The Intercept reported last month that “Hillary Clinton Made More in 12 Speeches to Big Banks Than Most of Us Earn in a Lifetime” from which I excerpt:
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders this week assailed rival Hillary Clinton for taking large speaking fees from the financial industry since leaving the State Department.
According to public disclosures, by giving just 12 speeches to Wall Street banks, private equity firms, and other financial corporations, Clinton made $2,935,000 from 2013 to 2015.
Clinton’s most lucrative year was 2013, right after stepping down as secretary of state. That year, she made $2.3 million for three speeches to Goldman Sachs and individual speeches to Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Fidelity Investments, Apollo Management Holdings, UBS, Bank of America, and Golden Tree Asset Managers.
The following year, she picked up $485,000 for a speech to Deutsche Bank and an address to Ameriprise. Last year, she made $150,000 from a lecture before the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
To put these numbers into perspective, compare them to lifetime earnings of the median American worker. In 2011, the Census Bureau estimated that, across all majors, a “bachelor’s degree holder can expect to earn about $2.4 million over his or her work life.” A Pew Research analysis published the same year estimated that a “typical high school graduate” can expect to make just $770,000 over the course of his or her lifetime.
This means that in one year — 2013 — Hillary Clinton earned almost as much from 10 lectures to financial firms as most bachelor’s degree-holding Americans earn in their lifetimes — and nearly four times what someone who holds only a high school diploma could expect to make.
Hillary Clinton’s haul from Wall Street speeches pales in comparison to her husband’s, which also had to be disclosed because the two share a bank account.
“I never made any money until I left the White House,” said Bill Clinton during a 2009 address to a student group. “I had the lowest net worth, adjusted for inflation, of any president elected in the last 100 years, including President Obama. I was one poor rascal when I took office. But after I got out, I made a lot of money.”
Hillary’s words at the debate can be parsed, while she claims that she is beingattacked by the hedge fund “guys” – who are heavily invested in the GOP candidates – she doesn’t deny taking graft from all of the big banks including Goldman Sachs. The Clintons are one of the worst examples of all that is rotten with our decaying political system that is awash in dirty money and where the average American is only paid lip service during an election campaign. Speaking fees are just legalized bribery and payback for services rendered while in office – as Slick Willie has found out – and with Congress also on the take there is no way that this is ever going to change short of an actual revolution. The really pathetic thing about the Clinton vs Sanders kerfuffle is that Bernie is going to eventually sell out his supporters when he endorses her in the coming months. Thanks for the ride suckers!
There is really no candidate in either party who even approaches the level of repulsiveness and venality that her royal highness does.