Fire-breathing scourge of Wall Street on the campaign trail â€” and reliable friend of Wall Street in the boardroom. Thatâ€™s Hillary Clinton â€” and the big-money crowd thinks itâ€™s in on the game.
For all her populist rhetoric against hedge-funders and the like, Clinton has received more donations from CEOs than any candidate in the GOP â€” you know, the party of the greedy rich.
More than 760 of Clintonâ€™s presidential donors have listed their occupation as CEO or some variation, according to a Big Crunch analysis of federal election forms.
Thatâ€™s as many as have given to Republican hopefuls Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz combined.
And it doesnâ€™t even include people like hedge-fund CEO Robert Mercer, who prefers to list himself as a â€œfinancial consultantâ€ â€” or those whoâ€™ve given instead to pro-Hillary super-PACs. (Or all the folks whoâ€™ve bought goodwill over the years by giving to the Clinton Foundation.)
Surprising? No. Weâ€™re talking about a woman whoâ€™s made millions from hefty six-figure fees for speeches to, among others, groups headed by those same CEOs.
Sheâ€™s also raked in many millions more for her campaign from corporate lawyers, lobbyists and bankers.
Still, that hasnâ€™t stopped her from declaring, â€œWall Street, youâ€™ve had your president. Now we need a president for Main Street.â€
And never mind what that seems to imply about the guy in the Oval Office now. Or that just one of her speeches costs four times the average Americanâ€™s salary.
Wall Street gets it. The fat cats figure sheâ€™s just saying what she must to placate her partyâ€™s Sanders-Warren hard-left wing.
As one hedge-fund manager told Politico: â€œNobody takes it like sheâ€™s going after them personally.â€
Itâ€™s just Hillary being Hillary. Which is to say, all things to all people.http://nypost.com/2015/10/25/hillar...rite-candidate/
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