In a message dated January 25th, 2016, under the subject line “HRC Paid Speeches,” Podesta received a report related to the former Secretary of State’s paid Wall Street speeches. Senator Bernie Sanders had been calling on Clinton to release transcripts of the speeches to reveal what she told Wall Street bankers, who paid her $225,000 per speech behind closed doors.
Clinton refused to do so during the primary campaign, which is not surprising when you see what the Clinton campaign discovered upon reviewing the transcripts themselves:
While it’s not exactly news that Hillary Clinton had a Wall Street world view, one revelation from Clinton’s speeches is especially surprising.
In a speech given to a group of Brazilian bankers on May 16th, 2013, Hillary Clinton claimed, “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.”
This is a truly stunning admission and completely undermines Clinton’s claims about her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), at least where sovereignty is concerned.
The long speculated-about North American Union, the next step after NAFTA towards completely integrating the continent, appears to be on former Secretary Clinton’s mind. Given this is her self-described “dream,” it is hard to imagine she would not push for it (privately) if elected president.
That dream is many Americans’ nightmare. Not only would there likely be further job losses, but the people of the United States of America would have even less democratic control than they have now. More power would flow to transnational elites who would not even be bound by the pretext of helping the average American.
If you think the 99% have too much power, Clinton’s dream is for you.
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