Thursday, January 21, 2016

Wall Street Isn't Hiding Its Intentions For The 2016 Elections-- The Banksters' Plan For The Senate


In November of 2014 William Cohan, author of Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World, penned a feature for Politico, Why Wall Street Loves Hillary, the sub-headline of which was "She's trying to sound populist, but the banks are ready to shower her campaign with cash." And they have done just that. Career-long, the Finance Sector has given Hillary $36,846,987, an immense sum, surpassed, historically, only by George Bush, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama and John McCain. And she's about to surpass McCain. As of October 16, the industries that make up the finance sector have given her immense amounts of money-- $5,591,095 from Investment and Securities, $2,179,194 from Real Estate, $927,225 from Misc. Finance, $600,270 from lobbyists. As Cohan says, "While the finance industry does genuinely hate Warren, the big bankers love Clinton, and by and large they badly want her to be president. Many of the rich and powerful in the financial industry-- among them, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman, Tom Nides, a powerful vice chairman at Morgan Stanley, and the heads of JPMorganChase and Bank of America-- consider Clinton a pragmatic problem-solver not prone to populist rhetoric. To them, she’s someone who gets the idea that we all benefit if Wall Street and American business thrive. What about her forays into fiery rhetoric? They dismiss it quickly as political maneuvers. None of them think she really means her populism."

If Hillary wins the White House, or if any of the Republicans win, Wall Street will be perfectly happy. Between the House Republican Conference and the New Dems/Blue Dogs, they utterly control the U.S. House of Representatives. All that stands in their way is a tenuous ability of a handful of Democrats to hold up their agenda in the Senate. And Schumer-- their top Capitol Hill agent (and about to take control of the Senate Democrats)-- has promised to balance out the "troublemakers" in the Senate with obedient, easily corruptible conservative Democrats (i.e., Schumercrats). You can easily see who Schumer and the banksters want to use to balance out Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown, Jeff Merkeley and (for now) Bernie Sanders. Just follow the money. As of the October 16 FEC reporting deadline, these are the non-incumbents running for Senate Wall Street how showered the most money on. Their number #1 priority for 2016, transactional Florida New Dem Patrick Murphy has gotten the biggest amount of legalized bribes from the banksters... by far. These are the top recipients of Finance Sector contributions among non-incumbents running for the Senate in 2016 (so far)-- gee, just 3 Republicanos!
Patrick Murphy (D-FL)- $787,750
Kamala Harris (D-CA)- $432,817
Todd Young (R-IN)- $344,015
Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)- $323,857
Ted Strickland (D-OH)- $249,515
Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)- $248,801
Ron DeSantis (R-FL)- $247,102
David Jolly (R-FL)- $243,900
Yes, if Florida, Wall Street is investing heavily. Although they favor Schumercat Patrick Murphy, who has proven his worth to them on the House FinancialServices Committee where he regularly betrays working families for Wall Street special interests, they would be perfectly happy with conservative Republicans Ron DeSantis or David Jolly. These three Wall Street shills have gotten $1,278,752 combined because one thing Wall Street is 100 sure they do not want in the Senate is another principled and selfless progressive like Elizabeth Warren and, much to their chagrin, the people of Florida seem to be leaning towards electing another principled and selfless progressive like Elizabeth Warren-- Alan Grayson. The Finance Sector has contributed $14,975 to Grayson's campaign, but none of that has come from their executives or PACs but from tellers and other employees of firms counted in the sector. Schumer must have gone into orbit yesterday when he saw the results of the new Florida Atlantic University poll showing Grayson beating his pathetic New Dem among likely Democratic primary voters by 7 points already. That's even better than the last poll, from StPetePolls in July which showed Grayson leading Murphy by 6.5%.

Worrying though is that Schumer is directing so much money into the campaign-- Murphy reported $1.46 million this quarter and has $4.3 million on hand-- that Grayson can be swamped with negative ads from Murphy and his father's toxic SuperPAC. With that in mind... please consider contributing to Grayson' s campaign. We need his voice in the Senate, not another Republican's, not even a Republican pretending to be a Democrat. You can contribute directly to Grayson by tapping on the thermometer.

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OK, OK-- morning music for a better, more decent, more loving America. Start the day with this-- and let's take back our country from the corporations and their zombies.

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At 9:41 AM, Blogger Jeannie said...


At 3:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting that David Jolly has accepted $243,700 from Wall Street and is making headlines asking fellow members to stop taking campaign finance money.


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