Monday, April 25, 2016

The Real Clinton

Charles Koch, CEO of Koch industries, has said it is “possible” that he would support Hillary Clinton ahead of Republican candidates in the 2016 election. Koch, his brother, David, and their associates are planning to spend $900 million in the 2016 election.

Asked the billionaire businessman whether Koch believed Bill Clinton was a better president than George W Bush.
“In some ways. In other ways he wasn’t exemplar. As far as the growth of government, the increase in spending, it was two-and-a-half times under Bush that it was under Clinton.”

When then asked whether he could see himself supporting Hillary Clinton, Koch hesitated but did not deny the implication.
“We would have to believe her actions would have to be quite different than her rhetoric, let me put it that way,” he said. Koch said he could imagine Clinton as a preferable president over Trump or Cruz.  He said. “It’s possible.”

It is clear that Hilarity Clinton is not as progressive she claims to be and that she has consistently supported the agenda of corporations. The Clintons’ habit of exchanging favors for payoffs is well known. Until the need to make election promises in this presidential campaign, she strongly supported the TPP trade deal, environmentally toxic fossil fuel policies, the Keystone XL pipeline and fracking among them. She had no interest in raising the minimum wage until forced to by Sanders’ advocacy for $15 an hour, and even now she’s only willing go to $12. Her foreign policy has been endorsed by Henry Kissinger and Dick Cheney. As secretary of state, she was the primary cheerleader on the lethal attack on and destabilization of Libya. She also strongly supported attacks on Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan and Syria. She gave her blessing to the administration’s weekly drone and bomb attacks on all of these countries and who knows how many more.

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