Hillary Clinton has clearly made an effort to scrub her 6 years on Wal-Mart’s Board of Directors from her history, but why?
In October of last year, Clinton picked up the endorsement of AFSCME, a major public sector union. She then Tweeted this in appreciation:
Thanks for your support, brothers & sisters of @AFSCME. You never stop fighting for working families, & I’ll never stop fighting for you. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 23, 2015
This is a very different tune than the one she was singing in the six years she was on the Wal-Mart Board of Directors.
During a shareholder’s meeting in 1990, the staunchly anti-union labor lawyer John Tate uttered this phrase:
“Labor unions are nothing but blood-sucking parasites living off of the productive labor of people who work for a living.”
Tate was relied on to keep labor unions out of Wal-Mart, including the time during which Clinton served on the board.
Not once during the four, taped shareholder’s meetings was Hillary recorded standing up for the unions. It’s also admitted by another board member that Clinton did not speak up during the 24 other, smaller meetings held during her service.
“As a shareholder and director of our company, I’m always proud of Wal-Mart and what we do and the way we do it better than anybody else.” – Hillary Clinton (1990)
The Wal-Mart policies that Clinton opposes today are the same policies that she either supported, or refused to voice disapproval for during her time on the Board.
Despite her views, however, she has taken money from Wal-Mart heir Alice Walton to the tune of $25,ooo, the maximum donation allowed by a PAC. The donation was made in early 2014 when Hillary was being urged by big-name donors, such as George Soros, to seek the Presidency in 2016.
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