Sunday, May 22, 2016

How Hillary is a High Priced Call Girl: How corporate America bought Hillary Clinton for $21M

AP


Hillary Clinton has a huge problem. 
In a year where voters want a candidate as far away from the “establishment” as possible, Hillary is 100% establishment.  Even worse, she is bought and paid for by big money interests, domestic and foreign who expect her to do their bidding and not The People.  Michael Walsh has written a nice piece in the NY Post that maos this out.  

 “Follow the money.” That telling phrase, which has come to summarize the Watergate scandal, has been a part of the lexicon since 1976. It’s shorthand for political corruption: At what point do “contributions” become bribes, “constituent services” turn into quid pro quos and “charities” become slush funds?

Ronald Reagan was severely criticized in 1989 when, after he left office, he was paid $2 million for a couple of speeches in Japan. “The founding fathers would have been stunned that an occupant of the highest office in this land turned it into bucks,” sniffed a Columbia professor.

So what would Washington and Jefferson make of Hillary Rodham Clinton? 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.”

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