Hillary Clinton’s promise to represent “everyday Americans” is completely at odds with her personal lifestyle, obsession with money, and the fact that her 2008 campaign was funded by giant transnational banks.
Hillary’s presidential announcement was followed by a campaign video in which the former Secretary of State decried the fact that, “The deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top.”
By “those at the top,” Hillary is presumably referring to the 1% – Wall Street cronies, transnational banks and huge corporations – in other words the very entities that bankrolled Hillary’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Out of the top 20 contributors to Hillary in 2008, six were banks – JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and crucially Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs – two of the institutions directly implicated in the 2008 financial crash which left millions of Americans financially destitute.
Making up the rest of the top 20 were law firms as well as monolithic corporations like Time Warner, Microsoft and General Electric. Almost all of these entities will again contribute to Hillary for her 2016 campaign.
While vowing to protect ordinary Americans from the fallout of corporate and Wall Street cronyism, Hillary is being funded by corporate and Wall Street cronies.