“Today, Bernie Sanders will be endorsing one of the most pro-war, pro-wall street, and pro-off shoring candidates in the history of the Democratic Party. The candidate who ran against special interests is endorsing the candidate who embodies special interests. The candidate who ran against TPP is endorsing the candidate who helped draft the TPP. The candidate who ran in opposition to globalization is running against the candidate who has led the push for globalization.
The candidate who warned that open borders destroy the working class is endorsing the candidate with the most open borders policy in our history. The candidate who wants to reform H1-B visas is endorsing the candidate who supported lifting the caps on H1-B visas. The candidate who wants less war is endorsing the candidate who launched wars in Iraq and Libya and would lead us to a new war in Syria. The candidate who wants to get money out of politics is voting for the candidate who has made a career out of making money from politics.
Bernie’s endorsement becomes Exhibit A in our rigged system – the Democrat Party is disenfranchising its voters to benefit the select and privileged few.” – Stephen Miller, Senior Policy Advisor
Clinton Is The Wall Street Candidate
According An Analysis From The Washington Post, The Financial Industry Has Been Bill Clinton’s “Most Frequent Sponsor,” Paying Clinton At Least $19.6 Million For A Minimum Of 102 Speeches.
“The financial industry has been Clinton’s most frequent sponsor. The Post review showed that Wall Street banks and other financial services firms have hired Clinton for at least 102 appearances and paid him a total of $19.6 million.” (Philip Rucker, Tom Hamburger and Alexander Becker, “How The Clintons Went From ‘Dead Broke’ To Rich: Bill Earned $104.9 Million For Speeches,” The Washington Post , 6/26/14)
- Goldman Sachs Paid Bill Clinton $1.35 Million For Eight Speeches. “The financial sector has paid Mr. Clinton $23 million for speeches since he left office, financial disclosure statements show, including $1.35 million from Goldman Sachs for eight speeches. The Clintons met with donors last month at the investment banking firm’s New York office. The family’s foundation once subleased office space from Goldman in Manhattan.” (Brody Mullins, Peter Nicholas, and Rebecca Ballhaus, “The Bill And Hillary Clinton Money Machine Taps Corporate Cash,” The Wall Street Journal , 7/1/14)
- Hillary Clinton Earned $400,000 From Goldman Sachs For Two Speaking Engagements In 2013. “Hillary Clinton, for instance, earned $400,000 from Goldman Sachs for just two speaking engagements back in 2013.” (Julie VerHage and Charlie Gasparino, “Clintons’ Wall Street Gravy Train Keeps on Rolling,” Fox Business, 10/14/14)
“Financial Services, Including Wall Street, Have Been One Of The Single Largest Sources Of Money For The Clintons Since Bill’s 1992 Presidential Campaign.” “Such firms as Goldman Sachs, Citigroup Inc. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. have funneled at least $208 million into the Clintons’ accounts since 1992 and the DNC when Mr. Clinton was president, the Journal found. Financial services, including Wall Street, have been one of the single largest sources of money for the Clintons since the 1992 presidential campaign.” (Brody Mullins, Peter Nicholas, and Rebecca Ballhaus, “The Bill And Hillary Clinton Money Machine Taps Corporate Cash,” The Wall Street Journal , 7/1/14)
- “Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Has Been The Couple’s No. 1 Wall Street Contributor, Giving Nearly $5 Million.” (Brody Mullins, Peter Nicholas, and Rebecca Ballhaus, “The Bill And Hillary Clinton Money Machine Taps Corporate Cash,” The Wall Street Journal , 7/1/14)
According To The Center For Responsive Politics, Half Of The Top 10 Organizations That Gave More Than $100,000 (Individuals And PACs) To Hillary Clinton’s Senate Campaigns Were Large Banks. (“Hillary Clinton: Top 20 Contributors,” Center For Responsive Politics , Accessed 5/1/16)
According To A Washington Post Analysis Of Bill Clinton’s Paid Speeches And Hillary Clinton’s 2015 Personal Financial Disclosure, Bill Clinton Received $7.4 Million From 43 Speeches To Financial Institutions Or Groups Affiliated With The Industry Between 2001 And 2008 While Clinton Was Senator. (Kennedy Elliott, Alexander Becker, Philip Rucker, Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten, “From ‘Dead Broke’ To Multimillionaires,” The Washington Post, 6/27/14)
During Senator Clinton’s 2006 Re-Election Campaign, She “Raked In $5.7 Million From Financial Services Firms, Which Was More Than All But One Other Member Of Congress That Year.” “After the Clintons left the White House in 2001, Mrs. Clinton became the junior senator from New York State, the heart of finance in the U.S. When she ran for re-election in 2006, Mrs. Clinton raked in $5.7 million from financial services firms, which was more than all but one other member of Congress that year, according to the [Center For Responsive Politics].”(Brody Mullins, Peter Nicholas, and Rebecca Ballhaus, “The Bill And Hillary Clinton Money Machine Taps Corporate Cash,” The Wall Street Journal , 7/1/14)
“Financial-Services Firms Accounted For About 12 Percent Of The Total Amount Raised By The Clintons.” (Brody Mullins, Peter Nicholas, and Rebecca Ballhaus, “The Bill And Hillary Clinton Money Machine Taps Corporate Cash,” The Wall Street Journal , 7/1/14)