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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 05:54 PM

Sanders Slams Wall Street Elite, Clinton Ditches Iowa To Fetch Their Checks

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/01/26/sanders-slams-wall-street-elite-clinton-ditches-iowa-fetch-their-checks

With less than one week before nation's first votes are cast in Iowa, a key contrast remains hard to ignore

Seemingly undeterred by the consistent critique that her close ties to the financial industry are hurting her campaign, The Intercept on Tuesday reports that with less than a week until the Iowa caucus, Hillary Clinton will soon leave the hotly-contested state to attend a pair of Wall Street-sponsored fundraising events.

According to The Intercept's Zaid Jilani:

Clinton will appear in Philadelphia at a “gala” fund-raiser hosted by executives at Franklin Square Capital Partners, a $17 billion investment fund. Rocker Bon Jovi will reportedly play an acoustic set for “friends” who pledge $1,000 and hosts who bundle up to $27,000.

The Philadelphia Inquirer notes that “Franklin Square employs Ivy League-educated money managers and salespeople with experience at big Wall Street firms – plus four personal trainers and a dietitian to keep staff happy and productive amid the gym, yoga and nap rooms, Sol LeWitt art installations, and fancy cafeteria.”

Clinton will then head to New York City, where she will speak at a lunchtime “Conversations With Hillary” fund-raiser. This one is co-hosted by Matt Mallow, a senior managing director and general counsel at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm. As we’ve reported before, having a conversation with Hillary is not cheap.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Wed Jan 27, 2016, 05:57 PM

1. But we all know she lacks the integrity to actually

take their money and spurn them. She'd might as well have string coming out of her hands and feet.

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 06:11 PM

2. Her campaign is known for a high burn rate

Clinton will appear in Philadelphia at a “gala” fund-raiser hosted by executives at Franklin Square Capital Partners, a $17 billion investment fund. Rocker Bon Jovi will reportedly play an acoustic set for “friends” who pledge $1,000 and hosts who bundle up to $27,000."
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Clinton will then head to New York City, where she will speak at a lunchtime “Conversations With Hillary” fund-raiser. This one is co-hosted by Matt Mallow, a senior managing director and general counsel at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm. As we’ve reported before, having a conversation with Hillary is not cheap.


Her campaign is known for a high burn rate, and has admitted that Sanders has been outspending her in IOWA TV ads. This most likely means she NEEDS to find more big ticket contributors... she simply does not have the kind of ma$$ $mall donation income that Bernie draws.

Meanwhile every pander, co-opted Sanders platform plank, and slimy SuperPAC smear, just triggers million$ more in $mall gra$$-root$ donations to Bernie.

Not a very good strategy.

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