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Ghana's 'Slave Wage' Scandal -- 'They Would Be Crazy Not To Tie This To Hillary'

Ghana's 'Slave Wage' Scandal -- 'They Would Be Crazy Not To Tie This To Hillary'

By Richard Pollock for The Daily Caller

Cheryl D. Mills, long-time friend and confidant of Bill and Hillary Clinton, is promoting a 23 cents-an-hour wage in the West African nation of Ghana to lure textile and apparel industry companies to invest there even as the former secretary of state advocates a $15-an-hour “livable wage” here.

Mills’ newly formed firm, the BlackIvy Group, LLC., makes the pitch with a powerpoint presentation that was obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Critics interviewed by TheDCNF charged that the presentation promotes “slave labor” and “slave wages.”

The campaign by Mills’ firm to attract investors to Ghana on the basis of a wage that is only 1.5 percent of the value of the proposed Livable Wage could undermine the former secretary of state’s campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Democrat who is her chief opponent, also advocates the $15-an-hour minimum wage. Additionally, Clinton and Sanders decry the loss of American manufacturing jobs to overseas competitors who pay much lower wages.

Mills established BlackIvy with her as its CEO in 2013 when she left the State Department where she had been Clinton’s chief of staff through most of the latter’s tenure as America’s chief diplomat. Mills was also a member of President Clinton’s impeachment defense team during his 1998 trial before the Senate.

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