Hillary Clinton still isn’t taking many questions from reporters, but she did deliver a big speech today on the economy. She made plenty of promises to the middle class, as if she will just wave a magic wand and give us all more money. Even CNN admitted that everything she promised sounds like it comes with a tax increase. Of course, she didn’t mention all of those campaign workers that she doesn’t pay. She also forgot to mention how much money HSBC has donated to her foundation or paid her husband for speeches when she went on the attack against the bank.
“Stories of misconduct by individuals and institutions in the financial industry are shocking,” Clinton said. “HSBC allowing drug cartels to launder money, 5 major banks pleading guilty to felony charges for conspiring currency exchange and interest rates. There can be no justification or tolerance for this kind of criminal behavior.”
But the Clintons personally received a check for $ 200,000 from HSBC in 2011. And the bank donated up to a million dollars to the Clinton Foundation. (Read More)
Oh well, never mind any of that.