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  • Hillary - the corporate populist

    And yet, there's some who still believe she's left-wing...
    Indeed, if Clinton talks today about economic inequality while she throws her crown into the ring, she has a long and loyal relationship with money and power. Among the top ten contributors to her 2008 campaign were employees from JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, CitiGroup, Morgan Stanley, and Lehman Brothers — institutions that can all benefit from a few friends in high places.
    As secretary of state, she pressured governments to change policies and sign deals that would benefit US corporations like General Electric, Exxon Mobil, Microsoft, and Boeing. She also promoted hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and contracts with US oil companies like Chevron in Poland, Bulgaria, and elsewhere.
    But perhaps her most telling corporate relationship is with the union-busting retail giant Walmart. Clinton served on the company’s board of directors from 1986 to 1992, and the law firm she worked for, Rose Law Firm, represented the corporation.
    https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/05/h...ness-feminist/

    Throughout 2014 and in the first three months of 2015, when it was an open secret that Hillary Clinton would seek the Democratic presidential nomination and that she was the overwhelming frontrunner, she made 51 paid speeches, racking up $11 million in total fees. Her husband gave 53 paid speeches for similar fees, for a total of $14 million.
    The typical fee for either Clinton is $250,000 for an appearance of usually no more than an hour. This is four times what the median American family makes in an entire year.
    The banks and corporations that shelled out to one Clinton or the other included General Electric, Cisco, eBay, Microsoft, Oracle, Deutsche Bank, Corning, Xerox, Quallcomm, Salesforce.com, as well as trade associations.
    Nearly one third of Hillary Clinton’s fees came from tech companies, followed by health care and financial services, according to an analysis by the Washington Post. Bill Clinton made the most money from financial services, insurance and real estate companies, in that order. The Clintons also spoke before trade groups representing computer software, banking, insurance, medical device manufacturing and biotechnology.
    The Clintons peddle populism while raking in corporate cash


  • #2
    She's not Communist enough to please Communists...
    Raison d’ętre

    Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. The print magazine is released quarterly and reaches over 10,000 subscribers, in addition to a web audience of 600,000 a month.

    How reassuring to libertarian free market capitalists...
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    • #3
      Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
      She's not Communist enough to please Communists...
      Raison d’ętre

      Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. The print magazine is released quarterly and reaches over 10,000 subscribers, in addition to a web audience of 600,000 a month.

      How reassuring to libertarian free market capitalists...
      Although I generally disagree with you I do not believe that you are so lacking in intelligence or poorly educated as to really believe that there is anything Communist about her policies- just like you know that all those other people you call Communists, Marxists, Maoists or even socialists are not. So why do you keep doing it?

      Or are you saying that genuinely believe it?
      "Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it"
      G.B Shaw

      "They promised us homes fit for heroes, they give us heroes fit for homes."
      Grandad, Only Fools and Horses

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      • #4
        The today programme this morning was saying she was modelling her strategy on that of Ed Milliband in the UK. Major shift to the left from her husband's policies.
        Wonder if she will produce a 'Hil Stone' ?
        "To be free is better than to be unfree - always."

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sergio View Post
          Although I generally disagree with you I do not believe that you are so lacking in intelligence or poorly educated as to really believe that there is anything Communist about her policies- just like you know that all those other people you call Communists, Marxists, Maoists or even socialists are not. So why do you keep doing it?

          Or are you saying that genuinely believe it?
          Because they are Communist enough for me to call them Communists, Marxists and Maoists... or even socialists if they aren't thoroughly despicable.

          Point of reference: Anyone to the left of Milton Friedman is Communist enough for me.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
            Because they are Communist enough for me to call them Communists, Marxists and Maoists... or even socialists if they aren't thoroughly despicable.

            Point of reference: Anyone to the left of Milton Friedman is Communist enough for me.
            Backed myself into a bit of a corner. It is a bit awkward now as I feel I should apologise for overestimating your knowledge and intelligence. Sorry Doc!

            Although I am still struggling to believe that you can look at the definition of what Communists, Maoists, Marxists or even socialists are and call people who are so obviously not that. More often than not it seems to be for effect.
            "Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it"
            G.B Shaw

            "They promised us homes fit for heroes, they give us heroes fit for homes."
            Grandad, Only Fools and Horses

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sergio View Post
              Backed myself into a bit of a corner. It is a bit awkward now as I feel I should apologise for overestimating your knowledge and intelligence. Sorry Doc!
              No apologies necessary. You simply wouldn't recognize a Marxist if he jumped up and bit you in the @$$. It's a frame of reference thing.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
                No apologies necessary. You simply wouldn't recognize a Marxist if he jumped up and bit you in the @$$. It's a frame of reference thing.
                True I might miss them by using the actual definitions. Either that or they would just be too right wing for me to even notice.
                "Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it"
                G.B Shaw

                "They promised us homes fit for heroes, they give us heroes fit for homes."
                Grandad, Only Fools and Horses

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sergio View Post
                  True I might miss them by using the actual definitions. Either that or they would just be too right wing for me to even notice.
                  As someone that is very much anti-communist I'm often labeled as one because I own bookshelves worth of communist writings and I don't label everyone with a (D) next to their name as one.
                  Кто там?
                  Это я - Почтальон Печкин!
                  Tunis is a Carthigenian city!

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                  • #10
                    As of this morning, the Clinton Foundation is facing a racketeering lawsuit.

                    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015...ntcmp=HPBucket
                    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                      As of this morning, the Clinton Foundation is facing a racketeering lawsuit.

                      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015...ntcmp=HPBucket
                      While this guy's a know instigator of sorts, it's also true that if you throw enough mud at something some of it is going to stick...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sergio View Post
                        Backed myself into a bit of a corner. It is a bit awkward now as I feel I should apologise for overestimating your knowledge and intelligence. Sorry Doc!

                        Although I am still struggling to believe that you can look at the definition of what Communists, Maoists, Marxists or even socialists are and call people who are so obviously not that. More often than not it seems to be for effect.
                        Think of it this way: the Clinton's are really big into socialism -- for their friend$. Take a look at their relationships with Tyson Chicken and Silicon Valley for proof of that. For those not officially "Friend$ of Billary," they can go stuff themselves -- UK definition.
                        I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Surrey View Post
                          The today programme this morning was saying she was modelling her strategy on that of Ed Milliband in the UK. Major shift to the left from her husband's policies.
                          The difference is Milliband may have actually been truthful with his rhetoric. Anybody who actually thinks Hillary gives a brass farthing for Joe Lunchbox or Sally Handbag is dumber than a second coat of paint.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
                            Point of reference: Anyone to the left of Milton Friedman is Communist enough for me.
                            Apparently, you've been living in a Communist country since birth and have yet to do anything about it with your Second Amendment.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
                              Think of it this way: the Clinton's are really big into socialism -- for their friend$. Take a look at their relationships with Tyson Chicken and Silicon Valley for proof of that. For those not officially "Friend$ of Billary," they can go stuff themselves -- UK definition.
                              Not sure how the Tyson Chicken thing is socialism - corruption and political access but socialism? What was the reference to Silicon Valley? Did you mean the fundraising or was it something else?

                              The Clintons are a sleazy and corrupt pair.

                              Originally posted by Stryker 19K30 View Post
                              As someone that is very much anti-communist I'm often labeled as one because I own bookshelves worth of communist writings and I don't label everyone with a (D) next to their name as one.
                              It is daft, to put it mildly. Knowledge of and interest in something is taken for advocating it.
                              "Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it"
                              G.B Shaw

                              "They promised us homes fit for heroes, they give us heroes fit for homes."
                              Grandad, Only Fools and Horses

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