Here we have a grotesque culmination of unabated corruption that permeates the world’s banking system. It is a memo written to high-ranking partners working at Goldman Sachs. It says that all contributions to the Trump/Pence campaign are banned. Moreover, in a copy obtained by Fortune magazine the memo reads,
“Any federal candidate who is a sitting state or local official (e.g., governor running for president or vice president, such as the Trump/Pence ticket, or mayor running for Congress), including their Political Action Committees (PACs).”
Aside from even larger banks like Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs is the sixth largest contributor to the Clinton Campaign. Their donations total to $912,605 US. Why are contributions to Clinton’s campaign so overwhelmingly coming from big banks and corporations? The answer: Clinton has sold her influence to the highest bidder.
She has since left a wake of disasters as Secretary of State in her shadow. Crooked Hillary went on to make $2.9 Million from 12 speeches made to Big Banks. In 2013 alone, just after exiting her disastrous tenure as head of the State Department, she made 2.3 million. Among these banks were other international conspirators which led to the 2008 financial crisis. Banks known to be part of the continuing cycle of transferring public money into private hands like Deutsche Bank and UBS.
But then, some people within the Democratic sphere see this as common or the norm. Hillary Clinton is swimming in corrupt money and this is no secret. In the meantime, other contributors are bent on a political tale-spin to meet a political agenda. EMILY’s list mission is to “elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates to office”, with a total contribution of 1, 188,884 million to Hillary’s campaign.
Donald Trump has made a point to fund his own campaign. He has stood against the tides of big business because he understands how they operate; their predatory hands sinking into deep bottomless pockets that exchange influence over the national agenda for a hefty pay check. Like in all cases, power corrupts. By being outside of this inherently lop-
sided, backwards system, Trump represents the unlikely candidate who will wipe out the corruption and fight it at its base. However, the average contributions to his campaign come from individual families. A misuse of power starting in 2008 and going back much further. In the end, Obama’s legacy will not be a good one. He cannot institutionalize a system that operates on the fringes of a corrupt banking cartel. But then, Obama never solved the financial crisis, as he so proudly and resolutely likes to assert to willing listeners, he has simply allowed their expansion. Finally, the only way to stop this is to stop the bleeding; the red tide that sinks trillions of dollars into deficit is by voting for change that actually works.