I’ve heard a number of this blog’s readership ask how corporations could support Hillary Clinton. This is why:
(Associated Press) reports more than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.
At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million.
In a word, RELIABILITY.
If you need government to act in your personal interests, (or national interests if you’re a foreign potentate) the Clintons deliver the goods reliably. Sure, she suffered a brain injury, has the odd seizure and lies to cover up her skulduggery. What is that compared with somebody who completely lacks ethics? It is the very lack of ethics that makes candidate Hillary so appealing.
There are the “I’m ready for Hillary progs”, but that’s a different subset of her reporters than the corporate donors. Corporate donors give BIG money because they want big favors. It currently costs about $100K to sit down with Barack. These days he’s interested in his legacy, so he invites you to contribute to his foundation. I think that you can get a sit-down with the lame duck for much less than $100K right now because there’s not as much as he can do. Sure, he can pardon criminals, and do things like that. He does that as a matter of course with the prisons being emptied of Afro-American crack dealers, but there are still the white collar criminals and kingpins who can benefit from presidential clemency.
Back when I was in the game, Hillary/Bill charged $10 million for problem solving. Expenses such as a jet ride for Bill, etc. were on top of that number. As president, expect that number to be much higher. There are also the conduits and factotums who provide access who need to be greased, but the numbers are in the five-digit range, depending on who we’re talking about.
Naturally, all of her phone and e-mail will be CLASSIFIED as president, precluding its release. Hillary likes classified when it works to her advantage.
Are you ready for Hillary?