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Desc:Hillary Clinton defended getting paid 5,000 by Goldman Sachs for speaking events
Category:News & Politics
Tags:CNN, clinton, Hillary Clinton, election 2016
Submitted:namtar
Date:02/08/16
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Comment count is 19
chumbucket
She looks at the floor a lot when she's working through a lie.
Anaxagoras
I'm not convinced that her speaking fees are a problem, but her defense is just *weird*.

"I can't be influenced. Just name one person who knows me who claims to have influenced me." What? You are immune to reason? What the hell are you talking about?

Also, "I had no idea I was going to run for President." mmm-hmmm.


Stars withheld because I have no idea how to rate this.
Hooker
Yeah, I don't find the topic here particularly damning, but that "I didn't know I would be running for president" shit is the most eye-rolling bullshit I've heard in a while now.

John Holmes Motherfucker
What she means, I suppose, is that she hadn't decided to run for president. I'm sure the possibility had occurred to her.

EvilHomer
I'm conflicted. On the one hand, I think Hillary's disingenuous, unlikable, and untrustworthy. On the other hand, I love her close ties with the banking oligarchy.

Sometimes I think that maybe I should vote for someone else, or even stop investing so much of my energy and faith into the visible political establishment. But then I think - who else is going to bomb the countries we need to bomb, bail out the banks we need to bail out?

There's an old African proverb: "it takes a village to raise an investment bank". What the Africans meant by this is that we need to build an inclusive economy, an inclusive society, one which radically redefines the individual's obligations towards the collective - or, more specifically, towards the wise, benevolent representatives of that collective. Hillary is the one leader we can trust to do that for us.
Old_Zircon
So far I've never been jaded enough to not vote, but I've been jaded enough to not feel like my vote actually makes a difference since I was old enough to pay attention (so, like, early high school I guess - my introduction to politics was probably by reading a lot of Bloom County in grade school during the '88 election cycle, to be honest).

Old_Zircon
And my view of it has remained fairly cartoonish since then, which is only appropriate since US politics is pretty cartoonish to begin with.

15th
As impressive as robot technology has become, it is apparently still incredibly expensive.
memedumpster
I'm curious as to what she said to them for that money.

How do we know she didn't give them a 45 minute EvilHomer and skip happily all the way to the bank? It's possible she's a big old fat Hasashin to the oligarchy about to pull a dagger for the Old Man of the Mountin' (Monica) Hassan Billy Jefft Sabah.

She may be an Invisible for all we know, or a time traveler from Gallifrey.

You don't know.

We don't know.
Doc Victor
You have been eating your wheaties. That was like the youtube comment equivalent of the freebird solo.

M-DEEM
Why are they standing? It looks like Hillary was getting ready to leave and dude was like hold up, one more thing
That guy
Full Contact Interview

baleen
Krugman has been paid large amounts to speak at GS events as well. They pay everybody to speak at their events because they can afford it. Krugman said he was paid k for a single speech and said "It was a little on the low side." That's how much money the financial sector has to throw around for vanity speakers.

It's blatantly obvious that Hilary Clinton will probably be as destructive a force in bank deregulation as her husband was, but pretty much everybody with any kind of power gets the same treatment. To be honest, if GS called me up and asked me to decorate their next whore expo for k, I'd be tempted to. It's the same as having to get a day job. It doesn't mean I would vote for regulating or dismantling them after the job was done.
baleen
WOULDN'T VOTE!!! WOULDN'T VOTE!!

Two Jar Slave
no takesies backsies u said luv Goldman Sachs yes/no

John Holmes Motherfucker
Goldman Goddamn Saks. Again.

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2009/12/13/obamas-big-sellout -president-has-packed-his-economic-team-wall-street-insiders

I can accept that a president needs to have a relationship with these bastards, but I 'd rather she wasn't working for them.

Once again, I get it. Six hundred thousand dollars is like a blowjob in that I'd also have a hard time turning it down. But if this offends you, I also get that. Unlike Travelgate, this is a valid reason for not voting for someone. As usual, all I truly care about is thwarting the Republicans, and so for me, this is not a deal breaker. If this is a deal breaker for you, I respect that.

I'd really like to see people in government getting paid enough to turn down this shit. Hillary Clinton should be getting at least 600K for being Secretary of State. The holder of an elected office should earn as much as a lobbyist.

I love how Anderson Cooper asks her if taking 600K was a mistake, as if she should have held out for more.
Hazelnut
"The real problem here is that the Clintons just don't have enough money." - JHM

Jet Bin Fever
Four years of this shit would drive me a up a fucking wall. I'd be happier with President Trump, because at least it would keep me laughing through the tears.
Nominal
Well good job, everyone who thought this was a smoking gun for CORRUPT SHRILLARY, you got your wish with president fucking Trump.

because no politician ever took donations from financial institutions?

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