Hillary clinton was a wal-mart director for 6 years the progressive press

In 1986, Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, was under pressure to appoint a woman to the company’s 15-member -all male- board of directors. So, Mr. Walton asked a young lawyer, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who just happened to be married to the governor of Arkansas at the time, where Wal-Mart is based, to be the sole female member of the board.

John Tate who was one of Clinton’s fellow board members, was leading Wal-Mart’s anti-union efforts. Tate was also Wal-Mart’s executive vice president and served on the board with Clinton for four of her six years. Tate favorite phrase was, as he admitted himself, “Labor unions are nothing but blood-sucking parasites living off the productive labor of people who work for a living.”

According to an ABC News report, published in 2008, Clinton appears in videotapes of the stockholder meetings where she never appears to defend the role of labor unions.


On the contrary, the tapes show Clinton in the role of a loyal company woman. “I’m always proud of Wal-Mart and what we do and the way we do it better than anybody else,” she said at a June 1990 stockholders meeting.

Associated Press reported in 2006 that Mrs. Clinton was paid $18,000 annually plus $1,500 for each meeting she attended as a board member. The Clintons had $100,000 in Walmart stock, which was put into a blind trust after the 1992 election. The Clintons also flew for free on Wal-Mart corporate planes 14 times in 1990 and 1991, in preparation for Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential bid.

The ties between the Clintons and the Walton family continue to this day. Alice Walton, the daughter of Wal-Mart’s founder Sam Walton, is a big supporter of Hillary Clinton becoming the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016. According to filings with the FEC, Alice Walton gave $25,000, the maximum allowed under federal law, to the super PAC Ready for Hillary. According to Clinton Foundation’s disclosures, the Walmart Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation each have given between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation.

What is failed to be connected is that under the previous Clinton administration NAFTA was signed, The World Trade Organization was founded, and trade was normalized with the People’s republic of China (where were used to be limited to how much trade could be done, the restrictions were taken off and tariffs were reduced). Do you think these initiatives benefited WalMart’s desire to bring in cheap goods?

Moral of the story is if you like Bernie vote for him in the primary! He is hands down better than any Rep. and will win in the general election. I know way to many people say they like Bernie but dont want to vote for him cause he is going to lose to Hillary. We saw in Iowa that Bernie has a movement. I what he says resonates vote for him and talk to the person next to you about him. Also, if Hillary wins the dem nomination she still may lose cause she has no solid footing to stand on. Rep. know that Dem party is overall neutral to her, so all they have to do is excite their party (fear, lies, and “patriotism”) and they can get the turnout to win a general election (case in point the mid-terms).

Please consider this: Hillary, as an attorney for the law firm representing Walmart, including cases involving Union arbitration and litigation, is forever prevented from revealing “ANY” illegal, bad, or derogatory information about her client(s). If she does, she will lose her license to practice law. Also Unions have not always been perfect. In the early seventies, the Teamsters fired shots at union busters driving trucks along a freeway near my home. This prompted a university professor to point out that “Teamsters will kill you for a nickel an hour.” Some unions cleaned out union financial accounts, such as, the DC Teachers’ Union, where their leaders went to jail. Moreover, some trade unions would not allow Blacks into Union apprenticeships, tossing aside any hope of their ever becoming Union members. Personally, I believe that Unions are great and there is certainly a need for them, but we have to be careful and make sure that the Unions, Employers, and consumers are working reasonably together.