Sunday, May 22, 2016

Hillary Clinton and the Problem of Secret Trojan Horse Trade Deals & Elitist Economic Policies

Hillary Clinton recently announced that she would definitely be the Democratic nominee fo president, and that there was absolutely no way that she would be denied.

Saying such things, she really sounds like a member of the old guard. She sounds like a candidate of the old political order with a false sense of entitlement.

This woman, as I have said before, will say anything and do anything to get elected, and to reach the White House. After all, a lot of people suggested that she was not actually sure that she would run for president in 2016. Was there ever any real doubt, though? Almost everyone knew exactly what to expect, and most people did not believe her when she claimed to be weighing the options, and uncertain about making a run for the highest office in the land. No, everyone knew perfectly well that she would run, and run she did. Of course.

She was supposed to breeze past everyone, although as it turns out, Bernie Sanders proved to be a more than formidable candidate. In fact, if this had been an open election in each state, which of course is what it will be in November, instead of closed primaries, I am quite certain that Bernie would have won. Clinton has the backing of the Democratic Party elites, and of numerous Wall Street firms. But she has failed to win over the people, who still largely view her in negative terms.

People do not trust her, and many, many do not like her. Her disapproval ratings are through the roof, and it is a safe bet that some people will never vote for her specifically because of who she is, and what she represents in their eyes.

This used to be true exclusively of conservatives, but over time, particularly during this election cycle, it has become increasingly true to progressives. She simply cannot be trusted to carry out her word on things, and all of her campaign promises are just a springboard to get elected. There is no sense that she will actually make it a priority to pass these, and make this country a better place for all Americans.

Like her husband, and like President Obama to a certain extent, she is willing to make a lot of promises, and she can talk a good game.

The problem is that she not only will not pass legislation to empower the American people, but rather, being so heavily influenced by big corporations and Wall Street banks, she will actively seek legislation that will look and sound good in her words, but which will nonetheless work against the best interests of Americans.

She is just too beholden to these big corporations, and towards an economic system that favors the elites. She favors Trojan Horse trade deal that have been disastrous to American workers, and she continually finds herself in positions where she strongly advocates these kinds of things, making them sound good, but which time reveals was not good for American workers.

The Clintons can be labelled politically as Republican light, and indeed, she might make an ideal Republican candidate. However, she is supposedly a Democrat, and claims to be the real progressive. Of course, she also claimed that her political ideology is rooted in conservatism, and she also proudly proclaimed herself a moderate.

It's things like this that make you wonder just which Hillary Clinton you are getting this time. And for the most part, this was the accepted normal, because it had been that way for so long, we probably could not remember when it had been otherwise. This election, however, we have someone who is sincere, intelligent, and principled. Someone who has consistently fought for the little people in America, and someone who will continue to do so if given the chance to in the White House.

We don't have to settle for the lesser of two evils any longer. We don't have to settle for the race that everyone is expecting, but no one wants, between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. We can do better and, frankly, we need to do better!

Another Secret Trade Deal Leaks, Shows Corporations Still in Control Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00 By Dave Johnson, Campaign for America's Future | Op-Ed

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