Clinton, after all, was New York’s senator for eight years, where the financial district was a key constituency. She had many Wall Street rainmakers as advisers and friends. Her family has continued to work that network to try to stock the Clinton Foundation with a $250 million endowment before a presidential run. And she’s been out on the financial services speaking circuit, giving talks to Goldman Sachs and fireside-style chats with the heads of the Carlyle Group and the investment firm KKR.
Clinton warmed some hearts on Wall Street during a paid, closed-press speech to Goldman Sachs executives and other big donors last year when she said of the financial crisis, in essence: We all got into this mess together, and we’re all going to have to work together to get out of it. That line, as the people on hand interpreted her speech, reflects the feelings of many financiers. They know they played a role in the 2008 financial collapse but argue that many other factors did as well, including federal housing policy and irresponsible borrowers lying on mortgage documents. Wall Street sees in Clinton someone who would not look to score easy political points at its expense.
Will you look at that? Not only does Hillary Clinton make horrendously false-hearted, calculated statements against Edward Snowden, she's nearly a darling of Wall Street banksters, who blame poor people for liar's loans when Wall Street and the mortgage bankers and brokers they funded invented such loans (and a host of other fraudulent devices and techniques too numerous to name here but most of which have gone unaddressed by the Obama administration and at Hillary Clinton's blessing) and deliberately threw due diligence out the window for the sake of fees on loans they then tossed as hot potatoes to unsuspecting pension funds and others around the planet, ending up crashing the global economy with few exceptions and sending many wholly innocent but "expert"-trusting people into the poorhouse.
Here's my comment from yesterday I posted on Google+ concerning Hillary attempting to trash Edward Snowden (who's done infinitely more good for the American people than has Hillary Clinton):
All the whistleblowers who went over to Russia from the US to give Snowden an award for his actions know that Hillary Clinton is spewing hugely false propaganda, trying to mislead naive, gullible, and sycophant Americans and others.
Anyone who has looked into the matter and would still vote for her for President needs his or her heart and head examined.
Unfortunately, the applicable video was removed by YouTube for a supposed copyright infringement claimed by the University of Connecticut, as if such a public figure speaking on such political matters at a public forum at a University shouldn't be treated as fair use. One wonders who's protecting whom concerning what. Anyway, my comment makes pretty clear what she said against Edward Snowden (who wasn't checking the political polls before deciding to out the Bill of Rights breakers).
The laundry list of reasons Hillary Clinton shouldn't be elected dog catcher is longer than anyone has ever compiled. She is one of the top politicians at having accomplished nearly nothing while constantly putting her finger in her mouth to then check the most recent survey results on what a confused and ignorant public thinks so she may conform rather than lead.
Any nation that elects her deserves what they get. I'm just glad to know the Good News that God doesn't do collective punishment in Heaven.
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And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)