Massachusetts Senator and progressive darling Elizabeth Warren has been very vocal in her criticisms of Donald Trump lately. Her latest line of attack was to accuse Trump of being an insecure money grubber.
CBS News reported:
Elizabeth Warren trashes Trump as a “small, insecure money-grubber”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, trashed Donald Trump Tuesday night, calling him a “small, insecure money-grubber” in light of his recently resurfaced comments where he “hoped” for a housing market crash.
“Donald Trump was drooling over the idea of a housing meltdown – because it meant he could buy up more property on the cheap,” Warren said Tuesday in Washington at a Center for Popular Democracy gala. “What kind of a man does that? What kind of a man roots for people to get thrown out of their house? What kind of man roots for people to get thrown out of their jobs?”
“I’ll tell you exactly what kind of a man does that: It is a man who cares about no one but himself,” she went on. “A small, insecure money-grubber who doesn’t care who gets hurt, so long as he makes a profit off it.”
“What kind of man does that?” Warren asked once more. “A man who will never be President of the United States.”
Here’s the video, via CNN:
While Warren hasn’t formally endorsed Hillary Clinton, many people are speculating that her attacks on Trump are essentially an audition for the role of Clinton’s VP.
Either way, Warren’s statement gives us reasonable cause to more closely examine Hillary’s financial situation and hers. Let’s begin with Hillary.
According to a recent report from the New York Post, Hillary has cleaned up in recent years, building a nest egg of $21 million dollars by giving speeches to the big banks Warren abhors:
How corporate America bought Hillary Clinton for $21M
“Follow the money.” That telling phrase, which has come to summarize the Watergate scandal, has been a part of the lexicon since 1976. It’s shorthand for political corruption: At what point do “contributions” become bribes, “constituent services” turn into quid pro quos and “charities” become slush funds?
Ronald Reagan was severely criticized in 1989 when, after he left office, he was paid $2 million for a couple of speeches in Japan. “The founding fathers would have been stunned that an occupant of the highest office in this land turned it into bucks,” sniffed a Columbia professor.
So what would Washington and Jefferson make of Hillary Rodham Clinton? Mandatory financial disclosures released this month show that, in just the two years from April 2013 to March 2015, the former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State collected $21,667,000 in “speaking fees,” not to mention the cool $5 mil she corralled as an advance for her 2014 flop book, “Hard Choices.”
Throw in the additional $26,630,000 her ex-president husband hoovered up in personal-appearance “honoraria,” and the nation can breathe a collective sigh of relief that the former first couple — who, according to Hillary, were “dead broke” when they left the White House in 2001 with some of the furniture in tow — can finally make ends meet.
No wonder Donald Trump calls her “crooked Hillary.”
Here’s a partial list of Hillary’s clients:
- 4/18/2013, Morgan Stanley, Washington, DC: $225,000
- 4/24/2013, Deutsche Bank, Washington, DC: $225,000
- 4/24/2013, National Multi Housing Council, Dallas, Texas: $225,000
- 4/30/2013, Fidelity Investments, Naples, Fla.: $225,000
- 5/8/2013, Gap Inc., San Francisco, Calif.: $225,000
- 5/14/2013, Apollo Management Holdings LP, New York, NY: $225,000
- 5/16/2013, Itau BBA USA Securities, New York, NY: $225,000
- 5/21/2013, Vexizon Communications Inc., Washington, DC: $225,000
- 5/29/2013, Sanford C. Bernstein and Co. LLC, New York, NY: $225,000
- 6/4/2013, The Goldman Sachs Group, Palmetto Bluffs, SC: $225,000
- 6/6/2013, Spencer Stuart, New York, NY: $225,000
- 6/16/2013, Society for Human Resource Management, Chicago, Ill.: $285,000
- 6/17/2013, Economic Club of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Mich.: $225,000
- 6/20/2013, Boston Consulting Group Inc., Boston, Mass.: $225,000
See the full list here, it’s stunning.
By Warren’s standards, doesn’t this make Hillary Clinton a money grubber?
Let us not forget that Warren has also built a small fortune for herself. According to the Legal Insurrection owned and operated site ElizabethWarrenWiki, Senator Warren had a net worth of $14.5 million by the end of 2011.
She made hundreds of thousands of dollars teaching at Harvard, despite the fact that she now claims to care about debt laden college students.
Here’s another tidbit worth mentioning:
Stephen Helfer, a former library assistant at Harvard Law School, in a letter to the Cambridge Wicked Local, asserted that Warren failed to support library staff who faced layoffs in 2009:
Cambridge —Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren says she is a “fighter” for moderate-income Americans (“Warren wins U.S. Senate seat,” CambridgeChronicle, Nov. 8). When given the opportunity to stand up for low-income employees at Harvard three years ago, however, where she has been a tenured professor for almost 20 years, Warren did nothing of the sort.
In 2009, at the depth of the recession, Harvard’s endowment, because of its high-risk investing, decreased 30 percent. The university proclaimed it needed to cut costs and warned low-paid staff of layoffs. Many on campus asked the administration to follow the example of institutions like Beth Israel hospital and request faculty and other high earners to take pay reductions as a means to save jobs.
Several employees at Harvard Law School circulated a petition asking all law school members, who could, to make such a sacrifice. Warren and her husband (also a Harvard Law professor) have combined yearly incomes in the $1 million range and she earned another $200,000 for work she called “part-time” in Washington. During this uneasy period when across campus staff feared for their livelihoods, Warren remained silent.
Warren also nickel and dimed federal courts for access fees. From the Wiki:
Federal PACER Fee Waivers
Elizabeth Warren obtained fee waivers from at least 50 federal bankruptcy courts so she would not have to pay for access to the federal PACER system, even in years when she had a high 6-figure income and an 8-figure net worth. Elizabeth Warren obtained federal fee waivers despite high 6-figure income and 8-figure net worth.
In 2008, the earliest year for which Warren has released income tax returns, Warren and her husband Bruce Mann had a combined income of $831,208, which increased in 2009 to $981,670. Warren’s net worth as of the end of 2011 was as high as $14.5 million…
Despite a high income and net worth, Warren took advantage of a policy at PACER which provides for fee waivers for academic research based on her standing as a law professor.
Copies of letters submitted by Warren in 2006 and 2008 in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, along with corresponding Orders (plus a third Order in Maryland for which no letter was found) were located through the PACER system.
Warren’s false claims of Native American ancestry are only part of her problem. A much bigger issue is her financial status and the ways in which she has accumulated wealth.
This subject has never been seriously scrutinized by the media and deserves much more attention.
Only then can we talk about who the real money grubbers are.
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