Wednesday, March 23, 2016

WHAT DO HILLARY AND HEIDI HAVE IN COMMON?

Besides both of their first names beginning with H both Hillary and Heidi have very strong ties to Wall Street; especially with Goldman Sachs.

For example; both Hillary and Heidi are (or have been) employed by Goldman Sachs; Heidi as a banker;

Heidi Suzanne Cruz is an American investment manager at Goldman Sachs, former economic policy advisor to the 2000 George W. Bush presidential campaign, and an appointed government official in the Bush Adminstration. Wikipedia Read More: Who is the real Heidi Cruz?

Watching any Ted Cruz political advertisement featuring his wife and two young daughters, we could easily get the impression that Heidi Nelson Cruz, like Nancy Reagan, is a devoted wife dedicated to making sure she and her husband occupy the White House.

The New York Times in an article published on Jan. 18, described Heidi Cruz as “a political wife,” who had become a force in her husband’s presidential contest, “an all-purpose surrogate and strategist to be deployed as often as possible.”

Heidi is herself a high-powered Bush insider, who served as deputy to National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice before signing on as a Deputy to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick, neocon stalwart and former Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations. Zoellick wired a cushy job for Heidi when she landed at Goldman Sachs as a partner. 

Goldman would, of course, go on to make a secret $1 million loan to fund Ted’s U.S. Senate campaign while both Cruzes lied about the source of funds being Heidi’s retirement savings.
Read more: 
Ted Cruz Didn’t Report Goldman Sachs Loan in a Senate Race

Heidi is not a high flying super model flashing for slick magazines and is fair game in this political game that she's well versed at playing;  Read More; The Trials And Triumphs Of Heidi Cruz


As for Hillary and her position as a motivational speaker for Goldman Sachs there is much more to be said and disclosed about  why voters should believe her when she says she is not beholden to Wall Street bankers. It's a hard sell to convince voters that bankers paid out those millions of dollars for just a pep talk.  

At the most recent Democratic presidential town hall, for instance, Clinton was asked by Anderson Cooper if it was a mistake to accept $675,000 in speaking fees from Goldman Sachs. Her answer was, well, awkward:
CLINTON: “Look, I gave speeches to lots of groups. I told them what I thought. I answered questions.”
COOPER: “But did you have to be paid $675,000?”
CLINTON: “Well, I don’t know. That’s what they offered.

Together, Mrs. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton,have earned in excess of $125 million in speech income since leaving the White House in 2001, one-fifth of it in the last two years. Read More; Hillary Clinton’s Paid Speeches to Wall Street Animate Her Opponents

Report alleges Clinton gave big banks a free pass for financial crisis during glowing speeches about industry

A new report in Politico, with several quotes from Goldman employees who attended Clinton’s speeches, will likely increase the pressure.

According to people who heard Clinton’s remarks, “she spoke glowingly of the work the bank was doing raising capital and helping create jobs…She spent no time criticizing Goldman or Wall Street more broadly for its role in the 2008 financial crisis.” On the one hand, it’s understandable that Clinton wouldn’t condemn the people paying her several hundred thousand dollars to speak. However, the report sharply contradicts her “Cut it out” narrative, which was already unpersuasive.

“It was pretty glowing about us,” said another attendee. “It’s so far from what she sounds like as a candidate now. It was like a rah-rah speech. She sounded more like a Goldman Sachs managing director.” However accurate these accounts are, it’s a very bad look for Clinton. The discourse on the Left right now is focused on greed and inequality and corruption – reports like this can only undermine Clinton’s campaign.


Hillary Clinton can’t run away from her Goldman Sachs problem: Report suggests her paid speeches were decidedly pro-Wall Street

It would be interesting to not only know the contents of these pep talks but who the audience was. Could it be that Heidi might have been in attendance?