Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Trump, Clinton, Warren and Obama Need to Disclose
Trump, Clinton, Warren and Obama need to disclose Donald Trump is refusing to release his tax returns pending the resolution of a years’ long audit. No audit or law prevents him from disclosing. Clearly he doesn’t want to. The assumption is that something is in the thousands of pages that would be embarrassing to him. Secretary Clinton refuses to release the transcripts of her speeches to Goldman Sachs and others. She gave three speeches at $225,000 each to Goldman Sachs. The actual cost to Goldman Sachs was greater than $225,000. The speeches were each 20 minutes long. In addition to the fee, her contracts also call for a private jet, preferably a Gulf Stream 450 or larger, and $1,000 per day for a transcriber to transcribe the presentations. Thus copies of her speeches exist in her hands. Her staff are to receive first class or business class tickets to the events. In addition, two members of her staff are to be on the site within three days of the presentation to set up. All local meals and transportation are to be included in their charges. Finally, as unbefitting a self-proclaimed candidate of the people, she is to receive the Presidential suite at the hotel and up to three adjoining rooms. Never forget, Secretary Clinton, the self-proclaimed candidate of the people battling against inequality, has said she has not driven a car in two decades. What could be so valuable to Goldman Sachs to pay $675,000 to Secretary Clinton for 60 minutes? It come out to about 187.50/second, and an hourly rate of $11,250. Even Wall Street lawyers don’t charge that much. We know the speeches were transcribed, so make them available. Senator Elizabeth Warren is apparently a faux Indian, claiming to be American Indian to use affirmative action to receive privileged teaching positions, for which she was otherwise unqualified, first at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and then Harvard Law School. Senator Scott Brown said it best yesterday: “She can take a DNA test.” The fuller text is “She’s not Native American, She’s not 1/32, She has no Native American background except for what her family told her. “The easy answer, as you all know, is that Harvard and Penn can release the records. She can authorize the release of the release of these records, she can take a DNA test. She can release the records herself. The DNA test is available from both Ancestry.com and 23&me for $99-199. The millionaire candidate, again of the people, who made millions representing Dow Chemical, Travelers Insurance, LTV Steel, and other corporate clients. She is both a faux Native American and faux populist. Senator Brown calls her “a total fraud.” Donald Trump refers to Senator Warren as Pocahontas, but now says he owes Pocahontas an apology because his remark is an insult to the real Indian. The Democratic ticket has a compulsive liar at the top and perhaps a total fraud as VEEP. What does that say about the modern Democratic Party? As for President Obama, questions have arisen over what is in his academic files from Occidental, Columbia, and Penn. Is it his grades, his SAT and LSAT scores, or is it something he included about his place of origin? I was never a Birther. I’ve always believed that whether he was born in Hawaii, Kenya, Indonesia or the moon did not matter because he was born to a United States citizen, and hence was a U.S. citizen from the time of birth. However, he may have falsely something in those files that could have given him an edge in admissions or financial aid. Maybe he’s not as bright as many believe he is. Who knows? Secretary of State Kerry’s academic records at Yale showed that President Bush, the supposedly intellectually challenged George W. Bush, out-performed Secretary Kerry at Yale. Kerry is a faux intellectual. No law requires disclosure of any of this information. I say to all: Release the damn information!