In the last debate, and for decades really the Democrats, Hillary Clinton in-particular, has promised to reign in Wall Street and stop their excesses. She make sit look like Wall Street fears her. The truth is that they overwhelmingly fund her and as these speech transcripts from her own campaign emails via WikiLeaks she has a very cozy relationship with them.
Read the speeches for yourself HERE.
In October 2013, the transcripts show, Clinton told bankers she had “great relations” and worked closely with Wall Street as New York’s senator, and said “the jury is still out” on whether the Dodd-Frank financial reforms put in place after the financial crisis had been the right approach. She said more openness from the start could have prevented the uproar on Wall Street over those reforms.
“What happened, how did it happen, how do we prevent it from happening? You guys help us figure it out, and let’s make sure that we do it right this time,” she said.
Working to relate her speech to her audience, Clinton in one speech likened her experience as secretary of state to business and finance, saying “it’s like anybody’s balance sheet,” with both opportunities and potential liabilities. In one exchange, a conference participant from Texas told Clinton that she had “the honor to raise money for you” during her 2008 presidential campaign.
Clinton responded, “You are the smartest people.”