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Thu Apr 16, 2015, 02:04 AM

Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street backers: We get it

NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton sounded like a woman on a mission after her long drive into the heartland: “There’s something wrong,” she told Iowans on Tuesday, when “hedge fund managers pay lower taxes than nurses or the truckers I saw on I-80 when I was driving here over the last two days.”
But back in Manhattan, the hedge fund managers who’ve long been part of her political and fundraising networks aren’t sweating the putdown and aren’t worrying about their take-home pay just yet.


It’s “just politics,” said one major Democratic donor on Wall Street, explaining that some of her Wall Street supporters doubt she would push hard for closing the carried interest loophole as president, a policy she promoted when she last ran in 2008.

“The question is not going to be whether or not hedge fund managers or CEOs make too much money,” said a separate Clinton supporter who manages a hedge fund. “The question is how do you solve the problem of inequality. Nobody takes it like she is going after them personally.”

Indeed, many of the financial sector donors supporting her just-declared presidential campaign say they’ve been expecting the moment when Clinton started calling out hedge fund managers and decrying executive pay all along — right down to the complaints from critics that such arguments are rich coming from someone who recently made north of $200,000 per speech, and who has been close to Wall Street since her days representing it as a senator from New York.





In the words of Democratic strategist Chris Lehane, a veteran of Bill Clinton’s White House who now advises billionaire environmentalist hedge fund manager and donor Tom Steyer, “The fact is that any Democrat running for president would talk about this. It’s as surprising as the sun rising in the East.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/hillary-clintons-wall-street-backers-we-get-it-117017.html#ixzz3XRw1fFXt

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 02:13 AM

1. Gee - I agree with Hillary's backers!

 

But back in Manhattan, the hedge fund managers who’ve long been part of her political and fundraising networks aren’t sweating the putdown and aren’t worrying about their take-home pay just yet.


It’s “just politics,” said one major Democratic donor on Wall Street, explaining that some of her Wall Street supporters doubt she would push hard for closing the carried interest loophole as president, a policy she promoted when she last ran in 2008.


See, knowing that campaign rhetoric is truly just politics, out in the fucking OPEN, makes claims that See, Hillary IS TOO going to help economically!! not only pointless, but kind of funny in a very depressing way.

Really, the HRC campaign does not seem to have been rolled out very well. There were years and years to plan this. Wall Street almost literally cannot stop giggling in public, they are so complacent and sure.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 04:33 AM

4. Not only years and years to plan, but untold millions of $$$$ and all the resources of the DNC--

donor lists, contacts, strategists. MSNBC anchors treating her like the incumbent running for re-election since before Obama's re-election.

And, after all that, she sounds as though she's parroting what Warren's been saying since years before she began to administer TARP.



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Response to djean111 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 01:47 AM

9. I bet they wouldn't be so blase about it if Warren was running and saying the same thing. They

would know she meant it!

Watch what they do, watch who is funding them, not what they say in campaigns.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 10:13 AM

11. Yes, exactly right.

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 03:28 AM

2. The Smaugs clearly didn't get the memo

They're supposed to howl about how persecuted they are in order to make Hillary seem like a "fighter".

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Response to nxylas (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 01:48 AM

10. Lol, I have a feeling they will be told to at least put on an act as the campaign season wears on.

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Response to foo_bar (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 03:34 PM

13. lol! /nt

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 04:04 AM

3. A look at Wall St. Bonuses

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 04:37 AM

5. These people relate only to cash.

 

“The question is not going to be whether or not hedge fund managers or CEOs make too much money, the question is how do you solve the problem of inequality.''

- By taking money from hedge-fund managers and CEOs and giving it to others more deserving. That's how, you nimrod.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 06:13 AM

6. Bernie's starting to critize her campaign messages,

this is a really good sign.

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Response to aspirant (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 08:28 AM

7. +++++++++++++++

GO BERNIE!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 10:09 AM

8. Even The CH>mpion's "base" hears empty rhetoric!?!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2015, 07:43 PM

14. Curious if the article mentions HRC's daughter Chelsea, worked for and now married to Hedge Fund

 

it's just weird as hell, that our fellow rank and file Democratic friends and allies don't seem to get this is a HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE FUCKING PROBLEM!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2015, 10:54 PM

15. "Nobody takes it like she is going after them personally.”

And a good many of us know she isn't going after you and we don't take her message that she's concerned income inequality personally.

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