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Wed Oct 21, 2015, 03:30 PM

106. The Clintons ARE oligarchs -- and the data proves it.

 

From Counterpunch, May of this year:

Mrs. Clintonís presidential campaign is being financed by the same organizations that fund her and her husbandís charitable organization, and that list includes at least 118 individuals and companies that lobbied the State Department when Mrs. Clinton was Secretary of State.

Mrs. Clinton either has, or is expected to raise, upwards of $2 billion dollars to purchase a four-year lease to the White House. She might wish the public to believe that hard-working United States citizens, toiling at the shop or office every day, are scraping together $5.00 and $10.00 donations, all of which, in total, achieves that $2 billion. However, such is not the case. Mrs. Clintonís presidential campaign is being financed by the same organizations that fund her and her husbandís charitable organization, and that list includes at least 118 individuals and companies that lobbied the State Department when Mrs. Clinton was Secretary of State. A look at some of them is more than a little interesting. Because the list is so extensive, we will just show oil companies and defense contractors. This list shows companies in those categories that both donated to the Clinton foundation (along with the amount given), and lobbied the State Department.


Defense Contractors:
  • Boeing: between $1 million and $5 million.
  • Lockheed Martin: between $100,000 and $300,000.

Oil Companies
  • Duke Energy Corporation: between $1 million and $5 million
  • ExxonMobil: between $1 million and $5 million.
  • Chevron: between $500,00 and $1 million
  • Noble Energy: between $200,000 and $500.00.
  • Hess Corporation: between $100,000 and $250,000.

And, as a bonus, the top three contributors:
  • Microsoft/Gates Foundation: at least $26 million
  • Walmart: between $2 million and $11 million.
  • Coca-Cola: between $5million and $10 million.

When looking at this list, Mrs. Clintonís vote in 2002 authorizing Mr. Bush to invade oil-rich Iraq is not terribly surprising.


http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/05/01/hillary-clinton-elitist-imperialist-politician-extraordinaire/

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