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We're not truly 'well off,' Hillary says
The Hill ^ | June 22, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad

Posted on 06/22/2014 2:32:05 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Hillary Clinton says she and her husband aren’t truly “well off,” despite the fact that they’ve made millions.

Clinton made the comment in an interview published Saturday night in The Guardian.

The exchange touched on the recent comment she made about how she and former President Bill Clinton were “dead broke” when they left the White House in 2001—a statement many regarded as out of touch.

"But they don't see me as part of the problem," she said of voters, "because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we've done it through dint of hard work," she said, laughing.

The Clintons have reportedly made $100 million since leaving the White House, The Guardian noted.

When the former secretary of State kicked off her book tour for Hard Choices earlier this month, she told ABC News’s Diane Sawyer that they were in debt 13 years ago.

"We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt," Clinton said. "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."

In a live interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” the morning after it aired, Clinton clarified yet defended her remarks.

“Let me just clarify that I fully appreciate how hard life is for so many Americans today,” Clinton said. “It’s an issue that I’ve worked hard on and cared about my entire adult life.”

"Bill and I were obviously blessed. We worked hard for everything we got in our lives. We have continued to work hard. And we have been blessed the last 14 years. But I want to use the talents and resources I have to make sure people get the same chances,” she added.

Clinton is considered the Democratic frontrunner for president in 2016 if she decides to run.


TOPICS: Government; History; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; clintons; dirtpoor; election2014; election2016; flatbroke; hillary

1 posted on 06/22/2014 2:32:05 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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“..........Earlier this month, Bloomberg News reported that the Clintons have used tax methods to reduce estate tax levies.

“To reduce the tax pinch, the Clintons are using financial planning strategies befitting the top 1 percent of U.S. households in wealth,” Bloomberg News reported. “These moves, common among multimillionaires, will help shield some of their estate from the tax that now tops out at 40 percent of assets upon death.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/hillary-clinton-108162.html#ixzz35PFON9CZ


2 posted on 06/22/2014 2:33:43 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"But they don't see me as part of the problem," she said of voters, "because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we've done it through dint of hard work," she said, laughing.

Couldn't say it with a straight face.

3 posted on 06/22/2014 2:34:05 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Liar.

Hillary’s wealth 21.5 million dollars.

Her husband’s wealth is 80 million dollars.

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-politicians/presidents/bill-clinton-net-worth/

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-politicians/presidents/hillary-clinton-net-worth/


4 posted on 06/22/2014 2:35:13 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If we were relly well of we would itimez all of bills soild underdinkys like regular olk regular folk wear um till you cant anymore then they become washable rags then toss away rags f them


5 posted on 06/22/2014 2:35:49 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

For Hillary, there is no downside to continuing to push this nonsensical story. The type of people who might vote for her will either believe it, or admire her chutzpah.


6 posted on 06/22/2014 2:37:56 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Cynicism is a far greater spiritual danger than naivete." ~ Stephen Webb)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

No one in this country is well off with her threatening to be president.

We are all in danger from this evil woman and her predator husband.


7 posted on 06/22/2014 2:39:41 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Hillary Clinton Fund for Broke Politicians
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0XDomYmjqI

Be sure to post this on all Hillary threads plus on Twitter and FB.


8 posted on 06/22/2014 2:40:30 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeh right, living rent free 8 years in the WH plus all the other expenses covered and on a presidential salary and they leave the WH and claim they were broke? Not buying the lying..


9 posted on 06/22/2014 2:45:16 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: tflabo

The POTUS pardon dough was all under the table (untaxed).
So those millions don’t count.....


10 posted on 06/22/2014 2:46:07 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ping for that commercial where the little girl was saying, “we want more.” We want more!”


11 posted on 06/22/2014 3:01:07 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I wonder if Øbamacare covers her tin ear?


12 posted on 06/22/2014 3:03:42 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Naturally the Partisan Media Shills say nothing.

Thanks Cincinatus’ Wife.


13 posted on 06/22/2014 3:24:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Much of their married life they have lived in public housing.

They didn't own a house until they moved out of the WH and took everything not nailed down with them.

14 posted on 06/22/2014 3:30:14 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hillary you were well off since the cattle futures era...my BSmeter is pinging.


15 posted on 06/22/2014 3:55:06 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ExCTCitizen

“...not truly well off”? I wish she were “truly in prison” for her crimes. What a worthless subhuman degenerate.


16 posted on 06/22/2014 4:07:39 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

She is just pissed that Algore has been able to scam more money.


17 posted on 06/22/2014 4:31:40 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well off or not, they’re just plain ‘off’.


18 posted on 06/22/2014 4:31:49 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Not well off? Well, they’re doing pretty good for a pair of Arkansas grifters.


19 posted on 06/22/2014 4:34:04 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hey lady. Get a clue. There are plenty of people across this country who work hard everyday but you and your husband are worth more than $100 million between the two of you because of your liberal elite connections and status as a former first family.

First, if you don’t think $100 million is “well off”, then you are definitely out of touch with the majority of the American people and the mere fact that you would make such a statement is an arrogant slap in the face of those people.

Second, if you think giving over-priced speeches to a bunch of adoring, ass-kissing, liberal sycophants is “hard work”, try doing what the average American does everyday just to break even. I can guarantee you that you wouldn’t cut the mustard.

And finally, if you think this country needs another Alinksy-loving liberal ideologue running the same old tired policies that have never worked throughout history, down our throats like you buddy Obama has, think again. The answer is we don’t want or need your failed policies again..

You and your husband, both pathological liars to curry favor and get your way, need to be put out to pasture for your remaining time, so you can’t do anymore damage to the country. Your socialist, communist ideals only benefit the power elite like you, not the people you lie about wanting to help. Give it a rest so the country can recover and get back on her feet again.


20 posted on 06/22/2014 4:49:02 PM PDT by HotHunt
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

She talks, and we learn a lot about her innermost being. It seems to me that when she makes such statements, she is admitting that she is not grateful to God for the blessings she has received. Do you ever utter a prayer in thanksgiving, Hillary?

Instead she talks as though she does really not have that much wealth. How greedy can you get? What planet is she living on?

PS: I wonder if her husband is still going to Sunday services with a bible in his hand?


21 posted on 06/22/2014 5:36:48 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s true. Michael Moore’s butler was talking to Clinton’s personal chef - who told Kerry’s up-stairs maids that the Clinton’s are having a rough go of it.


22 posted on 06/23/2014 6:43:20 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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