It is a fundraiser ticket that is obscene to most Americans. A ticket at a table with Hillary that cost about 15 times the poverty level income for a family of four. This elite fund raising is done by the candidate who claims that she is down for the struggle. The hypocrisy of this approach to fundraising is astonishing and goes totally unreported by the drive by media.
As Written By Dylan Stableford Senior editor at Yahoo Politics
Sanders on Clinton’s Clooney fundraiser: ‘It is obscene’
Bernie Sanders likes George Clooney. But the Vermont senator says Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s use of the actor in a pair of high-priced fundraisers next month is nonetheless “obscene.”
“It is obscene that Secretary Clinton keeps going to big-money people to fund her campaign,” Sanders said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday.
Clinton is asking donors for $353,400 for two seats at the head table with herself, Clooney and his wife, Amal, at the April 15 event in San Francisco. The next night, the Clooneys will host a $33,400 per person fundraiser for Clinton at the couple’s Los Angeles home.
“I have a lot of respect for George Clooney. He’s a great actor. I like him,” Sanders said. “But this is the problem with American politics … Big money is dominating our political system. And [my supporters and I] are trying to move as far away from that as we can.”
Sanders, whose campaign has been largely funded by small donations, says his events usually cost “$15 or $50” to get into.