The Wall Street mega-bank Goldman Sachs is a top donor to the 2016 presidential campaigns of establishment candidates Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, and Jeb Bush.
Goldman Sachs employees have donated a total of $483,500 to Jeb Bush’s campaign and a pro-Bush super PAC, and they also gave $79,600 to Rubio’s campaign and super PAC, according to an analysis of campaign finance records. That makes Goldman Sachs staffers the top Bush and Rubio donors during this election cycle.
Hillary Clinton is also getting in on the action, with $169,850 in her campaign and PAC donations coming from the bank. Ted Cruz, meanwhile, has mopped up $43,575 from Goldman Sachs this cycle.
Clinton’s relationship with Goldman Sachs is becoming a wedge issue in her bitter fight against insurgent socialist rival Bernie Sanders, who now leads her in New Hampshire by a full 27 points.
Sanders ripped into Clinton at Sunday night’s Democratic debate, painting her as a paid-for subsidiary of Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street banks.
“I have doubts when people receive huge amounts of money from Wall Street,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said of his rival Clinton.
“The leader of Goldman Sachs is a billionaire,” who advocates that Congress cuts Social Security, Sanders said, adding “Secretary Clinton… you’ve received over $600,000 in speaking fees from Goldman Sachs in one year,” even though the firm paid fines for illegal behavior.
“Not one of their executives is prosecuted, while kids who smoke marijuana get a jail sentence,” he said.
As Breitbart News has reported, Clinton’s son-in-law helped his buddy at Goldman Sachs get a favor-request sent to Clinton at the State Department on behalf of a Goldman Sachs client.
Additionally, the firm forked over $200,000 to Bill Clinton for a speech in 2011 and then quickly thereafter began lobbying the State Department, which was then under the control of Hillary.