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Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

Why Wall Street loves Hillary

For the bankers the main issue is who will keep the current implied bailout regime in place? Who will let the Federal Reserve do what it does without criticism? Who will keep the light from shining on them? Who won’t question the current system of debt piled on debt piled on debt. Who will happily do The Street’s bidding?

Hmmm.

Hey Hillary, you’re “pragmatic.” You look pretty good. Here’s $100 million. Now go knock em’ dead.

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Is Hillary the Corporate Candidate enough of a populist for the Dems?

The short answer is yes. Don’t worry Democrats (and Republicans) Hillary will be plenty liberal or “progressive” or whatever the word for statist will be in 2016. But part of that package, the pro-state package, is partnering with powerful corporate interests. That’s just the way it is. The state in many ways is owned by these interests but the state also owns these corporate interests too. It is the crony capitalist tango and it is a key part of having large government. It defines our economic system and Hilary Clinton knows this and knows how to work it.

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Glenn Greenwald Bashes “Neocon” Hillary Clinton, “Americans love to mock the idea of monarchy, and yet we have our own de facto monarchy.”

Greenwald expresses a sentiment not far from one I expressed recently.

Ms. Clinton will likely be the next president despite being a hugely corporate sponsored candidate with a long history of integrity issues. (To say the least.) People will celebrate her candidacy and her election as yet more “progress” for America. Oh happy day, a new face – and gender – is put on the same system of citizen disenfranchisement. But she’s a woman.

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It’s (nearly) official: Wall Street GOP cronies fear Rand Paul, would support Hillary instead

We’ve been saying this for months. If Wall Street Republicans can’t get Christie or Jeb Bush they’ll defect to Hillary Clinton. They won’t support Paul. Clinton will protect the bankers and is already nice and cozy with them. Clinton has defended the bailout paid for by taxpayers which enriched much of lower Manhattan.

Rand Paul in contrast has said that the Wall Street bailout was “anything but conservative.” The banks don’t want anyone who will question the banking system as it is now. They certainly don’t want a president which is as informed as to the workings of Wall Street as Rand Paul. It was Rand’s dad after all who popularized the call to  “End the Fed.”  Wall Street and the Fed are inseparable. Ending the Fed would mean ending the current era of crony Wall Street. And that friends, simply can’t happen.

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Colorado 2016 poll: Rand Paul beats Hillary Clinton (By a lot.)

Colorado is a political bellwether. It is an interesting mix of rural and city, hippie and frontierspeople, gun nuts and gun control laws, new west and old west. It is perhaps the purplist of purple states. And right now Rand Paul is not quite crushing Hillary Clinton, but soundly ahead of her in this very important electoral state.

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