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The Socialist 10 February 2016 |
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US elections: Clinton coins it
Right-wing US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton earned $675,000 giving speeches for parasite speculators Goldman Sachs in 2013.
The establishment Democrat earned somewhere between $9.7 million and $12 million in speaking fees that year, much of it for banksters. Other selected highlights include:
- Qualcomm (phones): $335,000
- Cisco (IT): $325,000
- eBay (online retail): $315,000
- Deutsche Bank (bank): $260,000
- GE (everything): $225,500
Clinton has ludicrously insisted she can't be bought, saying: "Anybody who knows me who thinks they can influence me - name one thing they've influenced me on. Just name one thing."
Her consistent support for Wall Street gamblers is reflected in big business donations to her campaign. Nearly 300 super-rich donors have given over $100,000 each. Meanwhile, self-described socialist candidate Bernie Sanders receives an average donation of $27.