Skip to comments.Clinton: Speaking fees 'donated'
Posted on 07/04/2014 1:27:34 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Hillary Clinton on Friday defended her six-figure speaking fees, saying she's donated all the money earned from colleges over the past year to her family's foundation.
All of the fees have been donated to the Clinton Foundation for it to continue its life-changing and life-saving work. So it goes from a foundation at a university to another foundation, she told ABC News on Friday.
The former secretary of State and potential 2016 presidential contender reportedly charges about $200,000 for speaking engagements.
Clinton recently drew fire from University of Nevada Las Vegas students who threatened to protest an upcoming fundraiser she's scheduled to host at the school unless she returns the $225,000 fee.
When asked to respond to the students' plea, Clinton did not indicate she would adhere to their request.
Its been my experience, Clinton said, That theyre not worried about my speaking or my household, theyre worried about their own. And thats the kind of debate I think Im furthering as I go around the country speaking.
Clinton's response comes after heightened speculation into her family's wealth as she promotes her new book, "Hard Choices." Last month, Clinton told ABC's Dianne Sawyer that she and former President Bill Clinton were "dead broke" after his presidency.
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Wow. How nice. She bought my vote with that one.
I wonder what that Foundation’s books look like. What percentage of contributions go to good works versus perks and salaries, and what types of activities are funded. I’d bet it’s highly political.
So, when either Clinton gives a dinner or a speech, what counts is who gets on the list for brining in the money. What they are peddling is influence. And, by running the funds through their Foundation, they can do it in a tax advantaged manner!
She is keeping the story alive by her alibis...
A check from their foundation was used to purchase their New York house. The IRS would never allow you or me to do that.
“Donated to the family foundation”...yeah, right. The slush fund she means. What a pathetic degenerate making a desperate sick joke. She is definitely brain damaged.
I took a quick look at the Foundation’s books in the past few minutes. Anyone interested can google “clinton foundation form 990.”
As of the end of 2012, the foundation had a net worth of $211 million. In that year, they appear to have delivered about 70 million in charitable donations in the form of something labeled “UNITED AID Commodities”, which I think is farm implements for Africans. To deliver that aid, they had $50 million in salaries, $10 million in various communication and operating expenses.
The 2012 end of year net balance was roughly 110 million in property (what does a Foundation need that much property for?) and $100 million in cash.
What a scam.
Her “foundation” is probably very similar to George Costanza’s The Human Fund.....
This is similar to Bishop Romney, who belongs to a cult where giving 10% of your income is mandatory in return for full membership and entrance into the religion’s secretive temples, and becoming a God in the future, yet he gets credit for giving vast sums to “charity”.
Absolutely not. You'd have to justify every square foot of space and every expense, and pro-rate out your personal use.
I Donated it to ME , I get 3 times the tax write-off that way
” All of the fees have been donated to the Clinton Foundation”
That is, their private slush fund. And they get to put it in there tax free! Aren’t liberals generous?
A disgustingly corrupt foundation as has been written up in even lib newspapers. Who does she think she’s fooling? The 47%? They barely know her name!
Well, that's really going to pacify the students...NOT!
She's a condescending witch.
The foundations money-laundering gig has to end. It’s a shell game. Pure fraud with a slim veneer that makes it all legal. If we all agree it’s legal, hey, who’s to quibble. Liberal foundation gives to another liberal foundation that gives to a liberal think tank. Rinse. Repeat.
Imagine: if NBC paid Chelsea Clinton $600K to do nothing, what is the Clinton Foundation paying her? Again, to do nothing.
And no MSM sewer will challenge her on that preposterous statement
I went looking for the article on the foundation paying for the house in New York. But I had to run through pages of Clinton propaganda. But way into the lot is this gem.
You say donated. I say laundered. Let's call the whole thing off.
It dawned on me that Clinton has a known track record where Obama was relatively unknown when he first ran, at least unknown nationally. So given that Clinton is already trying to dust her tracks before midterm elections, I don’t see how she’s going to survive the mud-slinging to become the Democratic nominee in 2016.
These public Universities get money from taxpayers and students and they then find it easy to attract ‘A-list’ speakers with PUBLIC money. So what is wrong with that?
Hmmm, University tuition increases, student debt increase, increased taxpayer subsidies ...
Donated to her foundation? What a farce. The Klintons run their
foundation which means they spend the money.
What a joke.
That article, and the links contained therein, are good references on this “charity.” Thanks.
I’m just surprised that a few freepers aren’t aware of the corruption of the Clinton foundation. I suppose because I’m in their neck of the woods and read the local newspapers, I’m much more in touch with the lawlessness of the Clinton Foundation.
They're kept by Charlie Trie.
This woman is so full of s**t that it is coming out of her ears. What an absolutely despicable person. She expects us to believe that the Clintons do not control where Clinton Foundation funds are spent. Follow the money, folks.
Of course she fails to mention that she and the bent one and their progeny LIVE off of the foundations drawing however much they need for whatever it is they want.
She’s a looker, that’s for sure!
Those of us familiar with the the book “Foundations- Their Power & Influence” by Rene A. Wormser, understand that the tax-exempt foundation was created to shelter the very wealthy from taxation. Ford, Carnegie and Rockefeller and lately the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, used the foundations they created to continue to control their vast wealth and influence without the onerous taxes. Clinton is certainly no different.
> Hillary Clinton on Friday defended her six-figure speaking fees, saying she’s donated all the money earned from colleges over the past year to her family’s foundation.
Yeah, and if the gov’t hires everyone, the income taxes they’d generate would pay for all their jobs. What a maroon.
Thanks Cincinatus’ Wife.
just look at all the accomplishments the Clinton fund has achieved in Haiti, for example....
But they did boost employment
Chelsea joined the Board
Many foundations are formed in order to launder old family money. Either family members or insiders are board members, and they vote to allocate the funds to projects that just happen to be beneficial to...the family.
It’s something of a wonder to me that Harry hasn’t wound up in a hole somewhere, a la the end of “Casino”.
donated all the money earned from colleges over the past year to her family’s foundation.
So she gets a tax deduction and gets to keep the money.
She donates them to her lawyer, otherwise she would be in federal prison where she belongs
Can I ‘donate’ to my own foundation - and then let the foundation employ me in retirement? Sounds like a tax dodge to me.
Doesn’t hold up..here’s why.
Let’s assume for the moment that what she says is true..she wants the funds donated to the Clinton. The best way to do this is to have the check for the speaking fee made out to the Clinton Foundation..straight line..A to B..so..ask the institutions to produce the check.
If they were made out to her..and she then made a donation..that’s just stupid..because you run into all sorts of potential tax problems....
And morally bankrupt