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Hillary Got Paid More for 12 Speeches to Wall Street Banks than Most Americans Make in a Lifetime


Washington, D.C. – The system is clearly broken when a politician running for President of the United States makes more money in a dozen speeches to major Wall Street financial powerhouses than a college graduate is expected to make over the course of an entire lifetime.

Public disclosure of financial documents indicate that in only 12 speeches given to private equity firms, Wall Street Banks, and other major global financial corporations- Hillary Clinton received $2,935,000 in payment from 2013 to 2015.

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To give these numbers some meaning, the U.S. Census Bureau in 2011 estimated that “bachelor’s degree holder can expect to earn about $2.4 million over his or her work life.” That same year the Pew Research organization estimated that a “high school graduate” would be expected to make roughly $770,000 over the course of their lifetime.

According to a report in The Intercept:

This means that in one year — 2013 — Hillary Clinton earned almost as much from 10 lectures to financial firms as most bachelor’s degree-holding Americans earn in their lifetimes — and nearly four times what someone who holds only a high school diploma could expect to make.

The absurdity of politicians cashing in for influence reeks of cronyism and corruption, and lends credibility to a 2014 study from Princeton University that revealed that the U.S. is not a democracy, but rather an oligarchy. An oligarchy is a form of government in which power resides in the hands of a small number of elites within a society.

For the ruling class to act as if they are simply representatives of the people, when they know nothing about the struggles of the person on the street, reveals a political system that is clearly sold to the highest bidder.

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Jay Syrmopoulos is a political analyst, free thinker, researcher, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs. Jay’s work has been published on Ben Swann’s Truth in Media, Truth-Out, Raw Story, MintPress News, as well as many other sites. You can follow him on Twitter @sirmetropolis, on Facebook at Sir Metropolis and now on tsu.

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  • Daniel Moussatche this is why I want Bernie

    • “If you can’t eat their food, drink their booze, screw their women, take their money and then vote against them you’ve got no business being up here.”

      Her policies on banks show that she belongs up there – http://rooseveltinstitute.org/sanders-clinton-approach-shadow-banking/

    • The problem with this statement is that you are taking her word that she will actually implement these plans. She has shown over and over that she will do the politically safe thing. I highly doubt that would include making enemies of companies with billions of dollars to throw against her through a competing superpac.

    • She likes to tout that most of the donations to her campaign are from small individuals. While this is true, it is misleading because she has a superpac. Bernie does not and he has been fighting against corporate greed since Hillary was on the board of Walmart.

    • All that being said she will most likely win the Nomination and I will vote for her in the general. It will be a close general election because the negative ads have been piling up for the past 30 years. She has more baggage than Any other candidate on either side

  • You cannot transition from high school graduation,or from jail,or from prison into a society that has outsourced,downsized,closed,automated,poured in mass immigration,refugees,foreigners with lifetime work visas,That by taxes paying for outsourcing,wars,cages,inmates,immigration,refugees,work visa foreigners,police state,spy state,and more forcing super debt and inflation,That is not hiring over 50% of degree grads,That has Corporation degree work with corporations going to developing nations as the let go of degree people from them downsizing,closing,and leaving being told they are over qualified,under qualified.Especially with 100 million not counted after running out of unemployment as welfare,food stamps are cut or ended,You cannot stop the coming crime waves,civil wars,revolutions,assassinations,and more coming from it,there is no one to tax more for more cages,police,or to repair the almost dead infrastructure..The cult experts are about to all die from their own greed,corruption,illiteracy,and creations..

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  • And she says that she will reign in wall street……….yeah right!

  • She’s a pathetic POS and has been most of her professional life

  • corruption is treason. treason is punishable by what?

  • Look at her twatty, double chinned face.

  • This scumbag bitch makes me physically ill just by looking at her!

  • She is the poster girl for the corruption that typifies the political class…

  • What a waste of money!

  • I guess we can all be guilty in some way. But those fat cunts CEOs in wall st are going to get what’s coming to them. And all the crooks running for president except Bernie sanders



  • Theres more ways than one way to stick it to the wall street bankers. If Hillary took them for a pile of cash more power to her

    • She took that money from them so they could have her stick it to the rest of us.

    • I think people might want to consider what party has the most to gain by demonizing Democratic candidates. Very carefully worded to polarize people so that if Bernie doesn’t get the nomination they would not vote for Hilary …in effect giving their vote to the Republican candidate. The title of the poster has a familiar ring to it…worded to make you think they are very strongly in support of “free thought” …instead of repressed thought…Sounds a little like the term “citizens united”

    • Sounds like the divisive direction they want has worked perfectly on you. You’re so worried about republican candidates you don’t give a shit that the Democrat candidates are equally bad (worse compared to some candidates that won’t win)
      So pawn, when will you ever reach the other side of the board?

    • John Tischler Hillary is basically a republican, in fact she WAS a republican. Her biggest donors are Time Warner and Citibank, where do you think her loyalty lies? A vote for hilary is a vote to continue the status quo in washington. If Bernie doesn’t make it I’m not “in effect voting for the republican party”, I’m voting for Gary Johnson, or maybe an actual socialist. Meanwhile you’ll be voting in another crony capitalist working for big corporations while espousing nonsense every-man rhetoric paid for by banks and written by focus groups.

  • Rhiannon Galletly-Cusack

  • She is a disgusting creep…

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  • F@#k the corrupt system

  • Beware

  • Hillary is just looking like shit these days, like there is something wrong with her

  • Please talk about immigration
    Tell him no more promise
    Time to fix immigration they started tearing up families

    As of January 2 ice police is everywhere and nobody has our representatives has called Obama !!!

    We Hispanic help him win
    Which no one talks about!!!

    No more promise!!

  • A truly sinister woman!

  • I look at this and think, ‘What could she possibly say that I would remotely be interested in?’
    Quit making stupid people famous and quit shoving a microphone in their face!

  • That’s not being paid to speak. …that’s how an election is bought.

  • CUNT for sale

  • Just earning a livIng.

  • Fuck her

  • Fucking obscene

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  • greed before need