Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Hillary Clinton Loves Goldman Sachs

Hillary Clinton Loves Goldman Sachs

by Stephen Lendman

It’s hard imagining a more despicable candidate for any public office, unthinkable for the nation’s highest.

Her presidency, if elected, assures endless wars of aggression, possible confrontation with Russia and China, letting Wall Street, other corporate bandits and war-profiteers continue looting the nation’s wealth, as well as likely advancing tyranny to full-blown, stripping the mask entirely off constitutional governance.

Why any ordinary American would support a ruthless she-devil committed to undermining the lives, welfare and futures is shocking to imagine.

A leaked transcript of Clinton’s June 2013 speech to Goldman Sachs officials and likely guests gives insight into her deplorable agenda - expressing views not stated on the stump.

She thanked GS CEO Lloyd (“I’m doing God’s work") Blankfein, expressing delight “to be back among…kindred spirits.”

She ludicrously claimed ordinary Americans couldn’t have futures without GS “leadership and innovation.”

It makes money the old-fashioned way. It steals it through fraud, grand theft, market manipulation, front-running them, scamming investors, bribing political officials, having its executives in top administration posts, and getting open-ended low or no interest rate bailouts when needed.

According to Clinton, productive work by ordinary Americans didn’t make the nation great. “We all know how misguided that is,” she claimed.

“We know that it’s really due to your investing, credit, and economic stewardship, that they have been able to work at all, that they are able to put food on their tables,” she blustered. 

“It’s due to you and other banking, trading, investment houses that we have an economy that works at all. You are why we are a truly 21st century economic power.”

“(C)ontrary to populist, hysterical demonizing…(I) firmly believe that what you do is essential and critical.” 

“You help allocate our investment, direct our economic development, hedge risks, and create power, policies, and alliances in ways that make our country stronger, richer, more powerful, more innovative, competitive, and yes, more ‘democratic.’ “ 

“You underwrite our elections and our political process - taking on the huge cost of enabling democratic dialogue at its biggest, broadest capacity.” 

“Your tireless work adds true value, and without you, we would still be struggling helplessly against industrial powerhouses in Asia and across the world trying to compete with them on the level of industry, technology, innovation, and hard work, at which they would beat us hands down.” 

“It’s your financial innovation, your speculative tools, which allow us new ways of creating value without sweat or struggle, that gives us the competitive advantage.” 

“It’s this vision, this technological innovation, this financial wizardry, this is what makes America great and powerful.”

GS paid her $225,000 for this rant, $675,000 for a later one. She rambled on much longer, but you get the point.

A vote for Clinton is a vote for Goldman Sachs, other Wall Street bandits, war-profiteers, and other US predatory crony capitalist robber barons, ripping off the world for profit - at the expense of ordinary people everywhere struggling to get by.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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