According to an article in The Hill a few weeks back, Lloyd Blankfein – head of Goldman Sachs and symbol of Wall Street’s lack of accountability – warned that Bernie Sanders is “dangerous.” Blankfein told CNBC that Sanders is too set in his ways, adding, “It’s a liability [in this anti-Wall Street environment] to say, ‘I’m willing to compromise’… It’s just incredible. It’s a moment in history. Eventually people, the electorate, will notice nothing is getting done.”
At no time did Blankfein, who personally supported Hillary Clinton against Barack Obama in 2008, find fault with Clinton; his alarm is solely focused on the senator from Vermont. He contrasted Sanders with more flexible candidates who are willing to work with Wall Street when he emphasized that a candidate must be “willing to compromise.”
The Sanders campaign – supported by public records – charges that Wall Street donations make up a considerable portion of the Clinton war chest. She is supported by at least one huge Wall Street PAC, and, of course, has made millions of dollars in speaking fees from Wall Street financial firms.