Hillary Clinton: ‘We struggled’ after W.H


#1

Hillary Clinton defended the speaking fees her and Bill Clinton receive since leaving the White House, saying they “struggled” with mortgages and their daughter’s education and had to pay off debts.

“We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” Clinton told Diane Sawyer in an interview with ABC News. “We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea’s education. You know, it was not easy.”

When asked about the reported $5 million she has earned and over $100 million that Bill Clinton has earned from speeches, the former secretary of state said the former president has worked “very hard.”

politico.com/story/2014/06/hillary-clinton-financial-struggle-diane-sawyer-abc-107591.htm


#2

And here are the houses, courtesy of the conservative group America Rising.

washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/06/09/the-clintons-left-the-white-house-in-debt-wait-what


#3

Really Hillary? At this point, what difference does it make? :shrug:


#4

:thumbsup:


#5

Let’s see, she managed the income that was 5 or more time the average family income in the US ($33k in 1990 to $44k in 2000), with all their expenses paid for! *so badly *that they “were dead broke” after 8 years.

And she thinks she should be put in charge of the entire nation?


#6

Why should she be defensive about making money?


#7

No particular reason to think she should. But the whole statement is offensive because she knew perfectly well that they would be on the gravy train after Bill left office. “Poor mouthing” when she knew what those prospects were is, to me, disgusting.

And Bill worked so very hard? What person, skilled in writing speeches, would have failed to write him a stem-winder for 5% of what he got for delivering it? But even if he wrote them himself, that’s very much “light duty”. The garden-variety Baptist preacher has to write a stem-winding sermon every week, longer than Bill Clinton’s speeches.

And that doesn’t even consider the “favor return” in the form of money from all kinds of people for whom Bill Clinton did favors during his administration.

Nor does it consider that he drew an ex-president’s lifetime income as well as her senator’s salary.

Some struggle.


#8

But don’t you get it, she “Feels your pain.” She knows what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck (even if the whole paycheck is going to 2 mansions and other bennies).


#9

Didn’t Bill sign a multi-million dollar book deal in 2000 or 2001?


#10

They lived free in the White House for 8 years. All room and board paid for. Free travel all over the world for work and play. Most clothing paid for. Plus he was paid $200,000 per year X 8 = $1,600,000.00
We cannot forget early on she turned a $1,000 investment in the cattle futures market into $100,000 in less then 1 year. She learned this trick from reading the WSJ.


#11

Wasn’t Hillary an excellent commodities investor?:slight_smile:


#12

What she said was a politically inept thing to say. For all the media hype about her coronation in 2016 the more you hear her talk the less attractive she is.


#13

“Evita” comes to mind. Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Hillary”?


#14

I have nothing to add to the most excellent comments above except to say this to Hillary:

:yawn:

This is me, Hil, not feeling your pain.


#15

I think this is the end of her career… imagine the ad:

Voiceover: “President Clinton made $1.6 million dollars as president, and he and his family had all their living expenses paid for as they lived in the White House.”

Run video of Hillary

Hillary: “We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt…”

Who would vote for her after hearing that? She’s toast!


#16

I’m not a Democrat, and not a big Clinton fan, but I’m left wondering, do you have disdain for all people who are or become rich due to a niche talent that they forced nobody to avail themselves of, or just the Clintons?


#17

I don’t understand why this is a story.


#18

And of course tacked onto the end is Hillary proclaiming “What difference does it make”?

I wonder if the MM will jump all over this like they did Romneys 46% remark?


#19

At $200,000 per speech, Hillary goes out there and whines about the “cancer of inequaity”. Is America dumb enough to accept one more socialist charlatan? :confused: Rob


#20

Personally, I have a problem with anyone pretending to be a champion of the poor, railing against inequality, while raking in $200G PER SPEECH. :o


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