Clinton Again Says She Takes Money From Wall Street Because Of 911, Promises They Don't Influence HerChris Menahan | InformationLiberation
Dec. 02, 2015
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Hillary Clinton once again invoked 911 to justify taking hordes of money from Wall Street.
Asked by Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning if she "suffered from the fact" it is said she's "too close to Wall Street," Clinton responds:
“I have stood for a lot of regulation on big banks and on the financial services sector. I also represented New York and represented everybody from the dairy farmers to the fishermen... and did I help people, and did I help rebuild after 9/11? Yes, I did.”
"And did you take money from them, they would say?" Rose says.
"Yes, I did, but that has nothing to do with my positions. Anybody who thinks they can influence me on that ground doesn't know me very well."
Anyone who thinks the opposite doesn't know politics.
First off, the big banks benefit most from regulations, they can afford to comply with them, while their smaller competition cannot. That's a big part of why there's been a massive consolidation in the banking sector over the past decade.
Beyond that, as the Sunlight Foundation reported last year, "on average, for every dollar spent on influencing politics, the nation’s most politically active corporations received $760 from the government."
That's an unprecedented return on investment. Clinton not only survived in such a corrupt environment, she's thrived. Her Clinton Foundation has been described as a slush fund with only 10% of the money taken in being spent on charity, meanwhile after the government of Qatar gave her and her husband $1.25 million through their foundation for worthless speeches she helped overthrow their enemy Moammar Gadhafi in Libya shortly after.
If these people didn't get any return on their investment, they wouldn't be donating at such obscene levels, it's that simple. That's why despite being the frontrunner for months now Trump hasn't gotten sh*t.
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