Nancy Pelosi, Clinton Foundation and Guns

Democracy should start with truth if democracy is real.

People distort democracy when they do not directly respond to questions about ethics.  The story below highlights Bill Clinton charging a charity helping Indonesians, $500,000.  The charity also should answer questions as to why they allowed one person to charge $500,000 to speak at a charitable event to raise money for 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.  I just had a question – would a charity pay $500,000 for political connections and make it appear a fee?  Or do they figure the publicity generates more funding?

What this reveals is the emotional disconnect that is becoming more and more evident as many people in powerful positions appear to not feel any emotional connection to those suffering.  It is a theme that is coming up repeatedly.  Who is worth $500,000 to speak, he is not channelling esoteric knowledge direct from God.  I smile.  there are many questions around the legality of the Clinton Foundation. So wouldn’t it be interesting to follow the money here.  Nancy Pelosi was reported recently as asking for universal background checks on guns.  Perhaps she could universal background checks as to who is funding the guns not just in the US.

Here is another case https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/06/01/petra-nemcova-the-supermodel-caught-up-in-latest-clinton-foundation-controversy/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1e6be8d29b5e

 

Nancy Pelosi Is Introducing A Bill That Would Require Gun Background Checks

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/05/29/nancy_pelosi_hillary_bill_clinton_will_have_to_answer_for_clinton_foundation.html

Nancy Pelosi: “Clintons Will Have to Answer For The Foundation”

In an interview with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts on Friday, Rep. Nancy Pelosi was asked how Hillary Clinton can say she is “fighting for the deck that she says is stacked at the top” while her husband, former President Bill Clinton, was paid $500,000 to speak at a charity dinner last year to commemorate the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

The New York Times revealed the cost of the speech, almost a quarter of the proceeds garnered from the charity event, was “enough to build ten preschools in Indonesia.”

“What do you think the average American is supposed to think of Hillary Clinton going out there and fighting for the deck that she says is stacked at the top and trying to the get rules back in play for the middle class Americans when her husband’s foundation is taking in half a million dollars for a single event showing?” Roberts asked.

“Well, the Clintons will have to answer for the foundation,” Pelosi said. “I would imagine that President Clinton’s participation in that event increased the take and the money spent at the foundation is for a very good cause as well.”

“Everyone benefited from it,” Pelosi said.

“But no question, it raises questions that they’ll have to answer,” she added.

THOMAS ROBERTS, MSNBC: There is a lot of excitement surrounding whether it’s President Clinton in the headlines or Hillary Clinton in the headlines. But I want to show you what The New York Times did. It details how Bill Clinton appeared at a charity event last year to commemorate the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami but only after the charity paid the foundation $500,000 for the speech. In the article, it says, “the donation made late last year after the foundation sent the charity an invoice, amounted to almost a quarter of the evening’s net proceeds — enough to build ten preschools in Indonesia.”

What do you think the average American is supposed to think of Hillary Clinton going out there and fighting for the deck that she says is stacked at the top and trying to the get rules back in play for the middle class Americans when her husband’s foundation is taking in half a million dollars for a single event showing?

REP. NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): Well, the Clintons will have to answer for the foundation. But I would imagine that President Clinton’s participation in that event increased the take and the money spent at the foundation is for a very good cause as well. So it was a sort of everyone benefited from it. But no question, it raises questions that they’ll have to answer.

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