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Hillary’s Corporate Cronies

Hillary’s Corporate Cronies

Ethan Allen
Rogue Government
November 16, 2007

Despite pledging to stop corporate lobbyists and playing herself off as the defender of the common man, Hillary’s contributors speak for themselves. Several internet sites can be found that disclose public donations, and Hillary’s is a laundry list of corporate bankers and media barons. Sure, Hillary’s got her fair share of rock stars and movie celebs supporting her, but she’s also got major money coming in from different business sectors. There’s nothing illegal about it, but it highlights just how fused our two-party system has become, and just which wheels are being greased behind the scenes. Hillary Clinton publicly espouses populist messages and promises to repeal corporate welfare and subsidies, yet is being bankrolled by the very corporations that she pledges to fight. As the old saying goes, ‘Money talks’…

Just a few of her corporate sponsors.

Jack Abernethy, CEO of FOX TV
Chris Albrecht, HBO chairman
Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder
Lloyd Blankenfein, Goldman Sachs chairman
Warren Buffett, Berkshire-Hathaway, billionaire
Ron Burkle, Supermarket magnate
August Busch III, Anheuser-Busch chairman
John Catsimatidis, Supermarket mogul
Peter Chernin, News corps. COO
Donny Deutsch, Adverstising exec
Barry Diller, media mogul
Tom Freston, former Viacom president
Brad Grey, Paramount pictures chairman
Vernon Jordan, Washington power broker
Jeff Kindler, Pfizer CEO
Norman Lear, TV producer
John Mack, Morgan Stanley chairman
Rupert Murdoch, News corps. chairman
Ronald Perelman, billionaire investor
Sumner Redstone, Viacom chairman
Brian Roberts, Comcast chairman
Hilary Rosen, lobbyist, former RIAA CEO
Haim Saban, media mogul
Ivan Seidenberg, Verizon chairman
Terry Semel, former Yahoo CEO
Ben Silverman, NBC chairman
Sy Sternberg, NY Life insurance chairman
Howard Stringer, Sony CEO
Richard Thalheimer, Sharper image chairman
Sandy Weill, Citigroup chairman
Robert Wright, former NBC chairman

So we have Peter Chernin, Barry Diller, and Rupert Murdoch, all big wigs at the ‘right wing’ FOX news corps, all donating and publicly supporting Hillary Clinton. And of course it even came out in the mainstream news that back in May Rupert Murdoch held a fundraiser for Hillary’s campaign.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/05/09/politics/main1600694.shtml

Mrs. Clinton has brought in $304,000 in PAC money from the business sector, which makes up for a total of 56% of the total PAC money she has netted. She has also received over $500,000 from lobbyists, $935,000 from banks, $269,000 from pharmaceuticals, $4.7 million from securities, and $2.2 million from the TV and movie industry.

Millionaires and billionaires from all sectors: business and marketing, real estate, media and television, movie studios, pharmaceutical cos, energy, all donating to candidates… even the ones like Hillary Clinton who offer to stop corporate welfare and turn back the influence of lobbyists in Washington. The picture is clear. The power elite in Washington are simply a group of incestuous cronies and demagogues, and have only one interest in mind: self interest. The business and corporate sectors know that the economy is tanking, and are doing everything in their power to maintain success during the consolidation period. And there’s one candidate they know who will not expose their operations, and who will continue the status quo of the great raping of our land, and that candidate is Hillary Clinton.

More complete list of Hillary’s donations can be found here.

http://newsmeat.com/campaign_contributions_to_politicians/donor_list.php?candidate_id=P00003392

http://opensecrets.org/pres08/summary.asp?ID=N00000019&Cycle=2008

 

Hillary Clinton Laughs About NAFTA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBypp2hqxaQ

CNN Caught Planting Questions and Reporting on Debate Events Before They Happen
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20912413@N05/2036715666/

Hillary Clinton Takes Cash From Recipients of Husband’s Controversial Pardons
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Vote2008/story?id=3866786&page=1

Coal industry attempts to buy a victory by sponsoring tonight’s Dem presidential debate
http://thinkprogress.org/2007/11/15/clean-coal-sponsors-debate/

Clinton Had Multiple Planted Questions
http://noworldsystem.com/2007/11/14..multiple-planted-questions/

Hillary Watch

 


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