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Tue Mar 22, 2016, 07:46 AM

As Hillary Clinton bolstered Boeing, company returned the favor

link to Seattle Times article dated March 21, 2016
So appreciative of her sales efforts, Boeing’s then-president and CEO Jim McNerney once turned to her on stage at a government-business conference and lauded her department for advocating like no other in the past two decades: “It’s like back to the late ’80s and early ’90s all over again.”
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During the periods when Secretary Clinton was pushing governments to sign deals with Boeing, the aerospace company provided financial support to help her achieve a major foreign-policy goal. Boeing also donated more than $1 million to the Clinton family’s global foundation set up by her husband, former President Clinton, and sponsored speeches that paid him six-figure sums.
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As Clinton and Boeing were aiding each other’s agendas at the State Department, the company in turn supported the Clintons outside of government.
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Before his surprise win in Michigan, Sen. Bernie Sanders hammered Clinton in a CNN sponsored debate for her support of free-trade agreements. He then mocked the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a federal agency that provides insurance and financing to aid international transactions, calling it “The Bank of Boeing” and a form of corporate welfare.

Clinton defended the bank, saying it preserved U.S. jobs and helped companies of all sizes.
CNN moderator Anderson Cooper noted that Boeing and other big corporations get most of the Ex-Im support. “Do they really need this money?” he asked her.Clinton said she “investigated” whether Boeing did need the financial support. “I’ll tell you what, Anderson,” Clinton replied. “…I concluded that they did.”



The Seattle Times is one of the few major newspapers not in the 90% of the US media controlled by the big six corporate firms. The Blethen family, who live locally around Seattle, Washington, have privately owned the Seattle Times for about 120 years. Like Bernie, the Seattle Times is not for sale. The Seattle Times editorial board endorsed Bernie Sanders. Boeing has been operating in Washington State for close to one hundred years so the Seattle Times has been covering Boeing for a long time.

This isn't completely news. Others have reported about the Clintons, Boeing, the Clinton Foundation and the State Department and it was also reported that Saudi Arabia contributed roughly $5 million to the Clinton Foundation around the time of the F-15 sale. And the Clinton Foundation has been subpoenaed to provide documents related to projects related to the State Department. The concern here is reinforced by a credible independent media outlet and new details are provided from researching the more recently released emails.

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Response to Jarqui (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 07:50 AM

1. Maybe Hillary should have bolstered Airbus in stead. All the European contries do.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 08:25 AM

5. Maybe the European countries & Airbus should have bolstered the Clinton Foundation

with multi million dollar donations, given Bill six figure speaking fees and held fundraisers and bundled for Hillary's campaign like Boeing did!! Saudi Arabia did some of that too. The Clinton Foundation cashed in on both sides of the deal to help them pay for Sidney Blumenthal's unauthorized access to classified information and so she could criminally store the classified information illegally at home.

Before Hillary came along, that crap wasn't supposed to happen. It's otherwise known as a grotesque conflict of interest. Hillary, as a lawyer, knew exactly what it was. So did her husband, a past Attorney General of Arkansas. Now, we're supposed to sit there and take it while it's spit into the faces of the American people. I think flaunting the unbridled multi million dollar backslapping of top government officials with a cute side step and wink at the corporate media is getting a little surreal.

That kind of thing should not be anywhere near the Oval office. It probably belongs in San Quentin.

There really isn't a lot of difference between that and Donald Trump because BOTH are very offensive to me. A country as great as America and the best it can do for candidates for president is a rudderless, chronic liar who is in over her head and a misogynist, racist, blabbering buffoon. It's unbelievable.

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Response to Jarqui (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 07:54 AM

2. I have no problem with her supporting Boeing.

If be curious what did the 1 million go towards? Does the article explain that?

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Response to Jarqui (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 07:55 AM

3. OTOH, Bernie would like to see evil corporations like Boeing go bankrupt.

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Response to Jarqui (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 07:58 AM

4. Yes Hillary, Boeing needs the money. They can't even afford to pay federal income taxes.

ww.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-has-big-tax-refund-coming-from-uncle-sam-mdash-again/

<Over the past dozen years, during which Boeing reported to its shareholders a total profit of more than $43 billion, the company’s net cumulative refund of federal tax is more than $1.6 billion.>

<During a 2011 House Ways and Means Committee hearing on tax reform, after Boeing had reported three years of negative taxes, a Congressman incredulously asked James Zrust, Boeing vice president of tax, “How much lower rate do you need?”>

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