Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rails against a “political system hijacked by billionaires and special interests.” Billionaire George Soros just wrote a $6 million check to a pro-Hillary SuperPAC.
“Our democracy should work for everyone,” states HillaryClinton.com, “not just the wealthy and well-connected.” Last week, we discovered Mrs. Clinton was paid a whopping $675,000 by Goldman Sachs, the politically-connected Wall Street investment firm, for three speeches after she left the State Department.
Nice work if you can get it.
Not only that, Hillary also claims she’ll take on and harshly regulate those same powerful Wall Street interests.
In last Thursday’s debate, Mrs. Clinton took umbrage at the idea that rival Senator Bernie Sanders “would characterize me, a woman running to be the first woman president, as exemplifying the establishment.”
This led columnist Danielle Allen, also a woman, to opine: “Clinton does not merely exemplify the establishment. She and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, are the Democratic Party establishment. . . . That candidate Clinton could deliver her line with a straight face goes to the heart of her trustworthiness problem.”
Responding to Bernie Sanders’s questions about her significant financial support from powerful interests, Hillary told the debate audience, “I know this game. I’m going to stop this game.”
Mrs. Clinton is very believable as to the first claim. The second? Not so much.
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.