hillary01It’s becoming crystal clear that Hillary Clinton has no scruples about which billionaires she’ll take money from regardless of their history or how nefarious they may be. Hillary has had to defend her deep ties to Walmart for years. She served on their board of directors for six years from 1986 to 1992 during the height of their anti-union campaigns and never once spoke out in favor of worker’s rights.

Now, in a donation that was made public just last month, Alice Walton, the daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of the chain of big box stores, gave Mrs. Clinton’s Democratic National Committee Victory Fund $353,000 in December. Before that she contributed $25,000 to the Ready for Hillary political action committee.

Alice Walton has used her family’s wealth to avoid responsibility and stay out of trouble on at least four occasions. One of which she struck and killed a 50 year-old woman while driving under the influence.

Walton has been involved in at least four automobile incidents, one fatal. During a 1983 Thanksgiving family reunion near Acapulco, Mexico, Walton lost control of a rented Jeep and plunged into a ravine, shattering her leg. She was airlifted out of Mexico and underwent more than two dozen surgeries; she is said to suffer lingering pain from her injuries. In an April 1989 incident, she struck and killed 50-year-old Oleta Hardin, who had stepped onto a road. Witnesses stated that Walton was speeding at the time of the accident, but no charges were filed. In a 1998 incident, she was reported to have hit a gas meter while driving under the influence. She paid a $925 fine and served no jail time.

On October 7, 2011, her 62nd birthday, she was again arrested for driving while intoxicated in Weatherford, Texas, after a dinner with friends in Fort Worth. Walton’s attorney released a statement acknowledging the incident and expressing regret. The charges were dropped by Texas prosecutors in September 2013 without formal charges being filed.

This isn’t Clinton’s only association with ne’er do wells. When the financial crisis struck in 2008 and it quickly became clear that the people directly responsible for the debacle were the nation’s top bankers. The United States used all of its might to “come to the rescue” of the bankers and bail them out. While little ol’ Iceland prosecuted 26 of its top bankers and sentenced them to a combined 74 years in prison.

Not only did Hillary not speak out against the actions of the nation’s top banks, a mere eight months after leaving her post as Secretary of State she made her first of what turned out to be a series of three private speeches to Goldman-Sach’s, one of America’s top bankers, for which she earned a total of $675,000. Although she has promised to “look into it”, she has yet to release the transcripts of those speeches given to Goldman-Sachs nearly five years after they received $12.9 billion in taxpayer money as part of the nation’s “bailout”.

Posted by James Poling

A socialist, tinkerer, thinker, question asker and all around curiosity seeker. If you'd like to reach me you can use the contact link above or email me at jamespoling [at] gmail [dot] com.

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