Friday, February 5, 2016

The Wall St. Journal Bashes Hillary for Being Too Close to Wall St

Which kind of tells you something right? Just like Morning Joe trying to claim he wants to break up the big banks and crackdown on Wall St. He also danced around the fact that he has taken speaking fees himself.

If Hillary is about doing the bidding of Wall St why are the Koch Brothers and other such interests spending so much money to destroy her?

Last night Chuck Todd tried to get her to vow to release her speech in front of Goldman Sachs. Sure but who else is being asked to do this? Demands are put on HRC not put on others.

The one good development with the emails thing is now the FBI is also questioning Colin Powell. Now we can see the demonization of her was plain misguided. As I and others have argued all along, there was nothing unusual in high ranking government officials using using private email

Speaking fees are not at all unusual. Gloria Steinem has taken them for instance. Is this because she's pro Wall St? Why are HRC's speaking fees the only focus?

No doubt because the Right has made it an issue in her case to hope she gets beat up by the Bernie Bros in the primary.

I don't know that HRC has any obligation to release what she said at her speech. But here is what she said to her financial donors in 2004 while in the Senate:

"Senator Clinton voted against the two major tax cuts packages introduced by President Bush, the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 and theJobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003,[48] saying it was fiscally irresponsible to reopen the budget deficit. At the 2000 Democratic National Convention, Clinton had called for maintaining a budget surplus to pay down the national debt for future generations. At a fundraiser in 2004, she told a crowd of financial donors that "Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you" but that "We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."

This makes the point she has all along-that having financial donors doesn't mean her vote is bought. And no doubt many of these donors agreed with her. This is whats forgotten. Many rich donors are liberals.

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