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Thu Apr 7, 2016, 10:58 PM

Sanders and his supporters understand something critical...

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The Problem With Hillary Clinton Isn’t Just Her Corporate Cash. It’s Her Corporate Worldview.
The Nation
By Naomi KleinTwitterYESTERDAY 4:47 PM

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Hillary Clinton and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2014. (Reuters / Shannon Stapleton)

......To understand this worldview, one need look no further than the foundation at which Hillary Clinton works and which bears her family name. The mission of the Clinton Foundation can be distilled as follows: There is so much private wealth sloshing around our planet (thanks in very large part to the deregulation and privatization frenzy that Bill Clinton unleashed on the world while president), that every single problem on earth, no matter how large, can be solved by convincing the ultra-rich to do the right things with their loose change. Naturally, the people to convince them to do these fine things are the Clintons, the ultimate relationship brokers and dealmakers, with the help of an entourage of A-list celebrities.

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Sanders and his supporters understand something critical: It won’t all be win-win. For any of this to happen, fossil-fuel companies, which have made obscene profits for many decades, will have to start losing. And losing more than just the tax breaks and subsidies that Clinton is promising to cut. They will also have to lose the new drilling and mining leases they want; they’ll have to be denied permits for the pipelines and export terminals they very much want to build. They will have to leave trillions of dollars’ worth of proven fossil-fuel reserves in the ground.

Meanwhile, if solar panels proliferate on rooftops, big power utilities will lose a significant portion of their profits, since their former customers will be in the energy-generation business. This would create opportunities for a more level economy and, ultimately, for lower utility bills—but once again, some powerful interests will have to lose (which is why Warren Buffett’s coal-fired utility in Nevada has gone to war against solar).


A president willing to inflict these losses on fossil-fuel companies and their allies needs to be more than just not actively corrupt. That president needs to be up for the fight of the century—and absolutely clear about which side must win. Looking at the Democratic primary, there can be no doubt about who is best suited to rise to this historic moment.



The good news? He just won Wisconsin. And he isn’t following anyone’s guidelines for good behavior.

Please read in full here~
http://www.thenation.com/article/the-problem-with-hillary-clinton-isnt-just-her-corporate-cash-its-her-corporate-worldview/

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RiverLover Apr 2016 OP
elana i am Apr 2016 #1
RiverLover Apr 2016 #9
Bread and Circus Apr 2016 #2
litlbilly Apr 2016 #3
RiverLover Apr 2016 #6
Uncle Joe Apr 2016 #4
socialist_n_TN Apr 2016 #5
LWolf Apr 2016 #7
Zira Apr 2016 #8
RiverLover Apr 2016 #13
Zira Apr 2016 #16
Avalon Sparks Apr 2016 #21
sadoldgirl Apr 2016 #10
azmom Apr 2016 #11
CharlotteVale Apr 2016 #12
PufPuf23 Apr 2016 #14
Jackilope Apr 2016 #15
SoLeftIAmRight Apr 2016 #17
AnotherDreamWeaver Apr 2016 #18
amborin Apr 2016 #19
felix_numinous Apr 2016 #20

Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:02 PM

1. it's a problem with pretty much the entirety of the dem party as well.

sad.

once upon a time i believed that this level of corruption was only the purview of the repugs.

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Response to elana i am (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:11 PM

9. I did too. For most of my life. Ironically it was Obama & my utter blind faith in him

that rocked me & woke me up & forced me to go beyond headlines to see what was really going on. The party is corrupt, and we need to bring it back to the party of FDR. Quick. For the country, for the planet.



GO Bernie!



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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:03 PM

2. Aye. I read that today. So much truth.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:04 PM

3. good post. just want to reply before it gets hidden. so many amnestiers are busy bees tonight.

 

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Response to litlbilly (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:06 PM

6. Her campaign is desperate & getting dirty.

Reflected here of course.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:06 PM

4. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, RiverLover.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:06 PM

5. She would tell them to "cut it out"...........

The hoarding that is. Of course that is the rules of capitalism. You don't invest unless you can make ENOUGH profit.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:09 PM

7. k & r

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:09 PM

8. Exactly, for the Hillarians they want Hillary and get all the corruption that comes with it.

 

For the Bernie supporters, we want corruption out of your government and we'll start at the top with the president and his cabinet since we've got the chance.

We are against the TPP and understand it will take over a million jobs. We are against fracking and it's earth quakes and poison underground rivers that eventually comeout of the ground and destroy wild life as well as our drinking water. We want the biggest corporate crooks held accountable and put in prison. We want to slow climate change and we want health care to not make us bankrupt as soon as an issue crops up even when we have health insurance. We want higher education which is currently so expensive it's a debt most will never be out of in their entire life.

I don't know wth the hillarians are thinking. Serious google problem there. I would bet most of them CANNOT reach their insurance deductible if they had to and so are voting against themselves. And I would bet a whole lot of the jobs lost in Hillary's gold standard TPP will be their own. And they have to deal with the climate disasters just like the rest of us if they keep voting in people who aren't going to try to curve the problem. I seriously don't know wth a clinton supporter is thinking.

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Response to Zira (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:22 PM

13. Excellent post. Really excellent.

They are fighting for someone, a myth of someone, rather than seeing who she actually is & who she will be working for. It ain't US. Its beyond frustrating.

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:30 PM

16. thank you!

 

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Response to Zira (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 05:09 PM

21. Thank you

I never see a Hillary reporter defend this stuff. Why is that?

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:11 PM

10. Naomi Klein is totally right,

but she knows as well that the problem
does not only shows itself with the
Clintons. Unfortunately it goes far beyond
that family and their admirers.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:20 PM

11. Excellent read. Thank you

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:22 PM

12. K&R

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:28 PM

14. Thanks. kr

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:29 PM

15. Kick and Rec n/t

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 12:10 AM

17. It’s Her Corporate Worldview.

 

i never thought that the money that pours into her lap would do anything to change her mind - i do not like her mind

she has professed some socially liberal views - and she might even like puppies - but...

most of it is just candy for the suckers

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 12:41 AM

18. K&R

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Fri Apr 8, 2016, 02:03 AM

19. KNR

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 03:36 PM

20. If we are to face climate change with likely humanitarian crises

we need a humanitarian in the WH, not another neo con. They have done enough damage. In the coming years this country needs more unity and to work on our infrastructure and green energy.

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