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The true love story of Hillary and Wall Street

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The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, have been used to justify all sorts of unsavory policies and political behavior. The war in Iraq, spying on U.S. citizens, drone strikes, new cabinet agencies, increased domestic and military budgets, and even ethanol subsidies, believe it or not.

But Hillary Clinton took the 9/11-exploitation game it to a new level at last Saturday's Democratic debate. She used the destruction of the Twin Towers and the thousands of deaths on that day to explain her coziness with Wall Street and the piles of Wall Street cash sitting in both her campaign coffers and her personal bank account.

There is, of course, a more sensible explanation for Clinton's closeness with Wall Street: she consistently and effectively advances the big-government policies that enrich Wall Street at the expense of everybody else.

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