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Struggling Banks Paid President Clinton $2.1 million for ‘Speeches’
CNS News ^ | 11/25/2008

Posted on 11/25/2008 7:16:21 AM PST by HD1200

Four major banks, including one that collapsed, two that received federal bailout money and one that filed for bankruptcy this past September, paid former President Clinton $2.1 million for 13 speeches he delivered on their behalf between 2004-2007, according to Senate financial disclosure statements filed by Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.).

Citigroup paid Bill Clinton $700,000; Goldman Sachs paid $550,000; Lehman Brothers paid $300,000 and Merrill Lynch paid $175,000 to the former president for speeches during that time period. Sen. Clinton’s 2008 financial disclosure reports are not yet available.

Though some of the investment banks were able to entertain the former president more than once, each was eventually affected by the credit crunch.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bailout; bush; bushbailout; bushsellout; clinton; giveaway; sellout; slickwillie; wallstreet; x42
Time to ASK FOR THE MONEY BACK FROM BILLY BOY!
1 posted on 11/25/2008 7:16:21 AM PST by HD1200
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To: HD1200

how exactly does having bubba make a speech.. help the banks become more profitable..


2 posted on 11/25/2008 7:23:14 AM PST by outlawjake
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To: HD1200

How do you think they qualify for the “bail out”?


3 posted on 11/25/2008 7:24:23 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: HD1200; All

4 posted on 11/25/2008 7:26:19 AM PST by musicman
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To: HD1200

Would someone please tell me what this clown would ever have to say about anything much less running a bank that would be worth a dime???

No wonder these banks went bust if this is how they invested!


5 posted on 11/25/2008 7:26:45 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: HD1200

Boy, these banks aren’t stupid, are they? How would they have had information that their “investment” in Bill would pay off, given that Obama (about whom Bill said, “He can kiss my a**!”) was going to be elected????? The suckers are us!


6 posted on 11/25/2008 7:30:09 AM PST by browniexyz
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To: HD1200

Apparently, they took his advice.


7 posted on 11/25/2008 7:33:19 AM PST by ryan71
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To: kellynla
"..running a bank that would be worth a dime"

Well, we see that those "speeches" were not about running a bank at all. Just "window dressing" to build the kind of public image that they (the banks) were trying to foster.

It wouldn't matter what der Schlickmeister was talking about, because they weren't listening anyway. More like fantisizing about what was behind his zipper. (sorry for the barf note)

8 posted on 11/25/2008 7:34:24 AM PST by Designer (We are SO scrood!)
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To: HD1200

How immoral can they get?


9 posted on 11/25/2008 7:35:49 AM PST by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: kellynla

BHO got $440,000 election donation from Lehman Bros right before they went down, and he did not have to give a speech.


10 posted on 11/25/2008 7:36:51 AM PST by Kackikat (.It's NOT over until it's over and it's NOT over yet....The Trumpet will sound....)
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To: unspun

See comment 10


11 posted on 11/25/2008 7:37:36 AM PST by Kackikat (.It's NOT over until it's over and it's NOT over yet....The Trumpet will sound....)
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To: Designer
Just "window dressing" to build the kind of public image that they (the banks) were trying to foster.

I STILL don't get it... just what "public image" were these banks trying to "foster?"
12 posted on 11/25/2008 7:48:08 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: HD1200

This is worse than the AIG spa thing. There, they were doing business, here, Bubba is committing extortion. I am sure he said nothing that was important or useful.


13 posted on 11/25/2008 7:50:45 AM PST by depressed in 06 (Bolshecrat, when only the very worse will do.)
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To: HD1200; jan in Colorado

DIGG

http://digg.com/politics/Struggling_Banks_Paid_Clinton_2_1_million_for_Speeches


14 posted on 11/25/2008 8:26:32 AM PST by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: Kackikat

Sure would like to be in a poker game with those chumps .


15 posted on 11/25/2008 9:37:22 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

Roflmto...you could win big.


16 posted on 11/25/2008 10:33:53 AM PST by Kackikat (.It's NOT over until it's over and it's NOT over yet....The Trumpet will sound....)
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To: kellynla
"just what "public image" were these banks trying to "foster?""

With the likes of Bill Clinton, I'm guessing they want to be seen as being connected to the power brokers of the world.

If I was a shareholder of a company that hired Bill Clinton, I would sell my stake in that company.

I just thought of another image goal that they may have had in mind:

That of a loser in trouble.

Yep, that's the image they were trying to convey.

17 posted on 11/25/2008 10:33:59 AM PST by Designer (We are SO scrood!)
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To: Designer

Well, it just doesn’t make any sense to me and like you,
“if” I were a shareholder in ANY of these companies that invites this clown to speak, I’d dump the stock quicker than you can say “sell!”

I have absolutely NO RESPECT for the three-time draft-dodger...somebody had to go into the military in his place and I’d sooner invite a Viet Nam combat veteran to speak than Clinton ANY day!

Semper Fi,
Kelly


18 posted on 11/25/2008 10:41:58 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla
I have absolutely NO RESPECT for the three-time draft-dodger...somebody had to go into the military in his place and I’d sooner invite a Viet Nam combat veteran to speak than Clinton ANY day!

See, I've been watching for this kind of thing for years, but Mrs. Designer thinks I'm extremely paranoid and intolerant.

Whatever

I think it is very important to watch who does what.

I quit paying money to see (most) Hollywood films, I don't buy crappy "music", I don't help support the socialist, if I can help it, and I do try to support conservatives.

Seems almost futile some days.

Semper Fi

19 posted on 11/25/2008 10:54:29 AM PST by Designer (We are SO scrood!)
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To: Designer

“Seems almost futile some days?”

Nothing is “futile” in God’s eyes...and He sees everything that’s been going on down here!


20 posted on 11/25/2008 11:26:56 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

Sorry for being “down”, but I’ve been doing this for about 16 years now, and frankly, it’s not getting any easier. Talking about educating my fellow citizens. It’s almost as if they resent any attempt at educating them.


21 posted on 11/25/2008 1:15:40 PM PST by Designer (We are SO scrood!)
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