One of the most tedious aspects of a political race is the disclosure of the candidates’ finances.
It can be as exciting as getting your teeth drilled.
But as you sift through all the numbers and figures, you can discover quite a few things about the people running for public office.
Like, just who they are in the bag for.
We know that Donald Trump’s considerable wealth has come from his large real estate business. His recent filing with the Office of Government Ethics–a step all candidates take–shows interesting tidbits about his businesses and where he gets his money. Most are tied to his work, books, and appearances on TV.
Hillary and Bill Clinton, on the other hand, have earned their fortune a little lest respectably. They earned it through some book sales, but by and large their wealth has come from “public appearances” and foreign donors.
From Joe For America:
Hillary Clinton’s speeches to Wall Street interests between 2013 and 2015 spurred questions about her own lack of transparency, leading to repeated calls from her Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders, for transcripts of her talks to banks, investment houses and other financial interests.
The six speeches disclosed in Mrs Clinton’s latest documents include the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce paying her $150,000 for a talk in January 2015, following two other speeches in Canada that also were co-sponsored by the bank.
In all, she made at least 94 appearances before corporate and other special interests between 2013 and 2015, earning more than $21.6 million for her services.
Earning tons of cash from public speaking has been one of the Clinton’s biggest cons. Why the hell would a Canadian bank pay the woman $150,000 just to talk? Are her words that valuable? We can learn more from a free TEDTalk. You can pay less than $100 to hear from the brightest stars in Silicon Valley at any number of events. But Hillary demands thousands?
Maybe it’s because the Clintons use “public speaking” as a front to secure favors from powerful interests. These groups know the Clinton’s aren’t going anywhere. A former President and one-time Secretary of State are valuable assets to have in your pocket, whether you’re a Wall Street firm, foreign bank, or Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
A review of federal records, regulatory filings and correspondence by the Associated Press showed that almost all the 82 corporations, trade associations and other groups that paid for or sponsored Clinton’s speeches have actively sought to sway the government – lobbying, bidding for contracts, commenting on federal policy and in some cases contacting State Department officials or Clinton herself during her tenure as secretary of state.
Surprise, surprise! None of these groups gave a damn about what Bill or Clinton had to say. They just wanted to secure favors, banking that Hillary would one day be sitting in the Oval Office.
Do we really want a President who’s essentially owned by these entities? You know Hillary doesn’t have the American people’s back. If the choice comes down to the interests of the United States versus the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, guess who’s side she’ll be on? It won’t be the red, white and blue.
I can’t see how any liberal person could back a fraud like Clinton. She is not only a greedy villain, but a traitor to every American cause she claims to be in support of.
And she dares attack Trump over his wealth.
Source: Joe For America