Her Money Ain’t Where Her Mouth Is

Jill Stein is the wacko running for President on the Green Party ticket this year. The Daily Beast has a post analyzing her financial holdings—Big Carbon, Big Banks, Big Pharma, Big Tobacco, Big Defense. She doesn’t appear to practice what she preaches.

She has made purity a central pillar of her presidential candidacy, and she has held that the Green Party reigns above all others with respect to moral and ethical supremacy. In an interview with CNN last April, she said, “I have long since thrown in the towel on the Democratic and Republican parties because they are really a front group for the 1 percent, for predatory banks, fossil-fuel giants, and war profiteers.”

According to the article, she has sizable investments in mutual funds that have significant holdings in Exxon, Duke Energy, Conoco Phillips, and Toho Gas. Other funds have positions with Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, and Deutsche Bank. She also has directly invested in the shares of Merck (pharma), Phillip Morris (tobacco), and Raytheon (defense).

She lamely defends her investments by saying that it’s hard to find funds that align with her politics and have good returns. Well, duh!

Read the whole thing.

8 thoughts on “Her Money Ain’t Where Her Mouth Is

  1. Rules for thee but not for me is the mantra of most [or all] politicians.
    She also understands pretty much zero about economics.

  2. I hate “the one percent.” Not the people, the argument. As people at that level, without fail, their money is doing an immense amount of work. Rather, you want to raise what level the bottom 1% . Best way to this is to increase the value of what they produce. This means investment. If those who can invest aren’t, that still isn’t a signal for the government to take their money, rather reducing the cost of doing business and increasing the local rule of law should be more efficient.

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