Hot Air: Hillary speech: HSBC for we, but not for thee

“After spending most of the year offering little in specifics on any issue, Hillary Clinton gave a major economic policy speech earlier today. She focused on middle-class wages, which have remained stagnant over the last six years of recovery, telling her audience that Americans “need a raise”:



One potential reason that HSBC didn’t get punished too severely may be because of its political connections — something that the Clintons know all about. As the pro-GOP America Rising PAC quickly pointed out in a blast e-mail, HSBC is a major Clinton Foundation donor, noted as corporate partners in several foundation projects. HSBC also put $200,000 into the Clintons’ pockets in 2011, the year after the US began its second probe of HSBC’s involvement in money laundering.”

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