Hillary's campaign slow pays small businesses

Small Vendors Feel Pinch of Clinton’s Money Troubles


It was just $2,492.63, a pittance, really, alongside million-dollar television buys and direct mail drops.

But with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination enduring a rough patch, Peter Semetis, the owner of a deli and catering business in Lower Manhattan, had been following the news and growing increasingly worried that he was not going to be paid for the assorted breakfast trays, coffee, tea and orange juice he had provided the campaign for an event in mid-December.

“I’m afraid of her dropping out of the campaign and me becoming a casualty,” Mr. Semetis said.

So on Thursday, he went to small claims court and filed suit. Mr. Semetis, 53, said he was hardly a political pundit but like others across the country, he had become caught up in the election in the last year and was able to offer some analysis. “There is potential for her to lose Texas,” he said — an assessment not at odds with the polls — “which would pretty much force her to quit.”

Comment: Oh well ... she is toast anyway! Jonathan Alter: Hillary Should Get Out Now


  1. What does she think she is--a health insurance company or something? :^)

    (back in CO, I noticed that I was getting two notices for most of my claims--meaning that they were having a little trouble with the concept of "net 45 means the payment arrives in 45 days, not that you start processing the claim at that time")

  2. Insurance companies always pay late like that.

    Back in 1987 I was hospitlized for 11 weeks. The week I was discharged, I rolled down (wheelchair) to the business office of the hospital. My insurance company (an HMO) had paid none of my bills at that time. The contact in the business office joked that I would not be discharged until all bills were paid (think Hotel California: "You can check-out any time you like,
    But you can never leave!'"

  3. ...and all kinds of businesses are working harder to move their expenses out and their income in. I wonder if it would really witness to the world if Christians simply decided to pay their bills in a timely manner.

  4. Christian bill pay:

    Bert: Good comment.

    Not paying bills is really stealing. Slow paying is a broken commitment.

    God bless,



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