Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Why should anyone believe HRC on CFR?

This is what Hillary Clinton says about campaign finance reform on her campaign website 
Campaign finance reform
 Our democracy should work for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.
“We have to end the flood of secret, unaccountable money that is distorting our elections, corrupting our political system, and drowning out the voices of too many everyday Americans. Our democracy should be about expanding the franchise, not charging an entrance fee.”
Hillary is calling for aggressive campaign finance reform to end the stranglehold that wealthy interests have over our political system and restore a government of, by, and for the people—not just the wealthy and well-connected. Her proposals will will curb the outsized influence of big money in American politics, shine a light on secret spending and institute real reforms to raise the voices of regular voters. 
Hillary will:
Overturn Citizens United. Hillary will appoint Supreme Court justices who value the right to vote over the right of billionaires to buy elections. She’ll push for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United in order to restore the role of everyday voters in elections.
End secret, unaccountable money in politics. Hillary will push for legislation to require outside groups to publicly disclose significant political spending. And until Congress acts, she'll sign an executive order requiring federal government contractors to do the same. Hillary will also promote an SEC rule requiring publicly traded companies to disclose political spending to shareholders.
Amplify the voices of everyday Americans. Hillary will establish a small-donor matching system for presidential and congressional elections to incentivize small donors to participate in elections, and encourage candidates to spend more time engaging a representative cross-section of voters.

What does the history of Bill and Hillary Clinton show?

It is submitted that the history of Bill and Hillary Clinton shows that they have been master practitioners and supreme beneficiaries of the corrupting influence of money in politics, which Hillary Clinton's campaign website now condemns and says she is going to change.

It is predicted that the story of the Clinton Foundation for the past 15 years, as that story comes increasingly to light in the next 12 months, will reveal how the Clintons have appallingly nourished and further ingrained the corruption of money in politics in the United States, as well as globally. For more discussion, please see Should CFR make an example of Clinton Cash?

It can be expected that, in her campaign, Hillary Clinton will be called on to answer about how the Clintons have benefited from the corrupting influence of money in politics, and to explain why the American people should put any trust in her to make the changes she says she will make.

Note: Hillary Clinton will be speaking tomorrow (Oct. 28th) at "Politics and Eggs" put on by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics and the New England Council.

Update 1/17/16
If you received a tweet from me giving a link to this blog entry, and you want to learn what #DeclareForDemocracy is about, please go to  2016 Congressional candidates' Declarations.

Update 4/4/16
See this Browsings, Harpers Blog, Nov. 17, 2015 posting Shaky Foundations (The Clintons’ so-called charitable enterprise has served as a vehicle to launder money and to enrich family friends.) By Ken Silverstein
Also this November 19, 2015 Washington Post article  Two Clintons, 41 years, $3 billion.

1 comment:

  1. Exactly. Who would believe it? Practically anyone who 'follows' her, of course.