Friday, February 5, 2016

Hillary's Goldman Sachs Transcripts

During the most recent debate, Hillary Clinton said she would look into releasing the transcripts from speeches she made at Goldman Sachs events. Joel Benenson, a consultant and pollster, said that he doesn't think that voters are interested in the transcripts.

I think they are.

Voters want to know what she said that was worth over $675,000 for three speeches. And that's just what she was paid for speaking, it doesn't include the donations the company's employees have made to her campaign. Clinton says that the donations don't influence her and that she's not offering anything in return for the money. People are understandably curious as to whether she was making any "behind closed doors" promises.

Together, Bill and Hillary Clinton have been paid $153 million in speaking fees between 2001 and the beginning of her campaign last Spring.

In total, the two gave 729 speeches from February 2001 until May, receiving an average payday of $210,795 for each address. The two also reported at least $7.7 million for at least 39 speeches to big banks, including Goldman Sachs and UBS, with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic 2016 front-runner, collecting at least $1.8 million for at least eight speeches to big banks.
Nice work, if you can get it.

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