Thursday, October 27, 2016

Burying the lede

Tacked on to the very end of a CNBC story about the presidential race, in which we are assured that no, this election won't be a Brexit:
Wall Street is heavily invested in a Clinton victory.

Securities and investment firms have poured nearly $65 million into her campaign coffers, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Goldman Sachs employees have donated $284,816 to Clinton and just $3,641 to Trump, who has received $716,407 from Wall Street.
While I doubt any Bernie Bros read this feature, that seems worthy of note.


Gino said...

I think any attempt at an honest poll in this cycle is going to fail. Those who may be inclined to support trump have been outrageously shamed as idiots, racists etc to the point where they hesitate to answer honestly when asked.

Bike Bubba said...

Given Trump's lack of specifics on a lot of things, I would have to anticipate that Wall Street's support of Hilliary has to do with the fact they know they can "buy" her, and that Drumpf is less predictable. She's also hoping to heavily penalize small businesses that are not public via the death tax.

I think they're being penny wise and pound foolish in that, but I am pretty sure that's the logic.