Friday, February 05, 2016

Sanders Slams Hillary As Wall Street Puppet

Feel the BERN!

The success of Bernie Sanders (whose campaign boasts that the average donation is just $27, reflecting the grassroots nature of his support) and Donald Trump (who is self funding his campaign and repeatedly reminds voters that no one "owns" him) reflect the electorate's growing frustration with what Americans see as a corrupt political system that's ultimately controlled by lobbyists and entrenched special interests that spend millions to ensure that their agenda gets pushed on Capitol Hill and in the White House. Jeb Bush's abysmal poll numbers also reflect this frustration (Bush's super PAC has taken the most money from Wall Street of any candidate).

At issue is the $14.3 million Clinton has raised from Wall Street through her super PAC and the numerous paid speeches both her and her husband have made for Wall Street firms. Those speeches pay nearly a quarter of a million each and as you can see, there are quite a few of them.

"Since Mrs. Clinton and former President Bill Clinton entered national politics in the early 1990s, Wall Street has contributed more than $100 million to their political campaigns, charitable foundation and personal finances," WSJ wrote late on Thursday. "Financial-services firms accounted for about 12% of the total amount raised by the Clintons during their more than two decades in politics."

Sanders' suggestion that Clinton's ties to the financial industry mean she can't be trusted to fight for Main Street is "an artful smear," the former First Lady insisted during Thursday's debate. "You will not find that I ever changed a view or a vote because of any donation I ever received," she insisted.
Sanders Slams Hillary As Wall Street Puppet Ahead Of Critical New Hampshire Primary


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