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‘We came out of the White House dead broke and in debt’: Hillary Clinton defends her $200,000
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6/9/14 | Francesca Chambers

Posted on 06/09/2014 8:35:16 AM PDT by ColdOne

full title...‘We came out of the White House dead broke and in debt’: Hillary Clinton defends her $200,000 speaking fees to pay for their houses and Chelsea’s education

Former First Lady Hillary Clinton isn't ashamed of the massive amount of money she and husband Bill Clinton have earned over the last decade through high-paying speaking gigs.

Hitting the speaking circuit was a necessity in order to maintain their lifestyle after Bill's term as the 42nd President of the United States ended, Clinton told ABC's Diane Sawyer in a sit-down interview ahead of the release of her book Hard Choices.

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1 posted on 06/09/2014 8:35:16 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
Anybody find what Danny Williams is doing these days?

It's not every kid born of a Little Rock prostitute gets to go to European boarding schools. What's he doing and where is he doing it?

2 posted on 06/09/2014 8:37:50 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: ColdOne

Hope she chokes on that whopper


3 posted on 06/09/2014 8:37:57 AM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: ColdOne

Sure, they came out of the WH broke.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 8:37:57 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: ColdOne

Baloney.


5 posted on 06/09/2014 8:38:18 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ColdOne

WOW! Really? She’s saying this crap? Seriously? The party of the little people?


6 posted on 06/09/2014 8:38:31 AM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: ColdOne

What Hillary is not telling us is that, on Jan. 20, 2001, she was a senator earning about $145,000 a year, and Bill started getting his presidential pension of approx. $100,000 a year.

Yes, they had legal bills, due to Bill’s bad behavior with women. But they were hardly dead broke and destined to live in the streets.

Heck, in 1999, they bought a mansion in New York, so Hillary could claim that as her residence so she could run for Senator from New York. If that’s her definition of poverty, I would like some of that poverty!


7 posted on 06/09/2014 8:39:13 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et o)
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To: blackdog

For royalty a million a year for life in cash and perks is insufficient to maintain an appropriate lifestyle.


8 posted on 06/09/2014 8:39:15 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: ColdOne

this witch doesn’t even know what being dead broke means......She like O has convinced herself that her woes are soooo much more important than anyone else’s


9 posted on 06/09/2014 8:39:16 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: ColdOne

” . . . with nothing but a blue dress and a box of cigars . . . “


10 posted on 06/09/2014 8:40:42 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: ColdOne

What happened to all that money she made on the cattle futures?

They are always extolling the virtues of public service, yet they make millions and no one questions this.

What about the real public servants who are being denied care at our VA hospitals?


11 posted on 06/09/2014 8:41:08 AM PDT by rey
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To: ColdOne

Does that include the Whitehouse silverware that was missing?


12 posted on 06/09/2014 8:41:26 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: ColdOne

What happened to all that Chinese cash, you lying cow? Whoever believes that whopper probably will be stupid enough to vote for her in ‘16.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 8:41:34 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: ColdOne
Dead broke and in debt so they buy a 5,000 sq. ft. house in Georgetown?

Really?

14 posted on 06/09/2014 8:44:27 AM PDT by what's up
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To: ColdOne; All

Lest weforget

“Former President Clinton has agreed to write his memoirs for Alfred A. Knopf, the publisher announced Monday, in perhaps the biggest deal ever for a nonfiction work.

Terms were not immediately disclosed, but the New York Times reported on its Web site that the 42nd president agreed to an advance of more than $10 million. The book is expected to be out in 2003.”

This news came out in June of 2001, which means the Clinton’s already had their $12 million in hand (because that is what the advance turned out to be).


15 posted on 06/09/2014 8:45:19 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Dilbert San Diego

In June of 2001 Bill got a $12 million advance for his book deal


16 posted on 06/09/2014 8:46:08 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

‘HARD CHOICES”; BOLD LIES


17 posted on 06/09/2014 8:48:22 AM PDT by V K Lee
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To: ColdOne

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=121856

Clintons Return White House Furniture
W A S H I N G T O N, Feb. 8, 2002
Former President Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, have sent $28,000 worth of household goods back to Washington after questions arose over whether the items were intended as personal gifts or donations to the White House.

“We have been informed that it is being shipped back, and the National Park Service is ready to receive it, take possession of it and take custody of it,” Jim McDaniel, the National Park Service’s liaison to the White House, said Wednesday.

“The property is being returned to government custody until such time that the issues can be resolved. It may well turn out that that property is rightly the personal property of the Clintons.”

Giving Back

After they were criticized for taking $190,000 worth of china, flatware, rugs, televisions, sofas and other gifts with them when they left, the Clintons announced last week that they would pay for $86,000 worth of gifts, or nearly half the amount.

Their latest decision to send back $28,000 in gifts brings to $114,000 the value of items the Clintons have either decided to pay for or return.

(snip)


18 posted on 06/09/2014 8:49:49 AM PDT by maggief
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To: ColdOne
the massive amount of money she and husband Bill Clinton have earned over the last decade

They haven't earned a damned thing -- they've been given payoffs for past corrupt activities and bribes for future favors and services to be provided.

19 posted on 06/09/2014 8:51:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: ColdOne
Her definition of broke is all their money is in their trust fund, and not in their hands.
See, it's all about the definition of "is".
20 posted on 06/09/2014 8:51:58 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Just goes to show she doesn’t understand money and should not be allowed around government money. PERIOD.


21 posted on 06/09/2014 8:54:31 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Heck, in 1999, they bought a mansion in New York, so Hillary could claim that as her residence so she could run for Senator from New York.

Few remember that the Secret Service built a residence on that property then paid rent equivalent to the mortgage payment, so essentially the home was free courtesy of the American Taxpayer.

One could also ask how Bill's huge multibillion dollar charities manage to run a deficit.

22 posted on 06/09/2014 8:58:06 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: Nifster
Saw 3 copies of that doorstop [My Story] on a rack at the county library's book sale in 2007. No, I didn't buy them for defiling. Thought about it, though... :)
23 posted on 06/09/2014 9:01:27 AM PDT by W. (Obama's "presidency" has been nothing but a form of welfare for his family, friends and supporters.)
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To: what's up
"Dead broke and in debt so they buy a 5,000 sq. ft. house in Georgetown?"

Plus the house in New York.
Plus Bill's office in NYC.

24 posted on 06/09/2014 9:01:53 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: what's up

AND another couple $Million house in Chappaqua. Nice for “dead broke,” ain’t it.

Of course, the Chappaqua house was bought for them by current VA Gov. Grifter who arranged terms none could refuse.


25 posted on 06/09/2014 9:02:10 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: ColdOne

What a crock of pure crap lies.

I will strive to outlive them so that I can piss on their graves.


26 posted on 06/09/2014 9:02:24 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: ColdOne

statements like this pass for “truth” here in the Kingdom of Lies.


27 posted on 06/09/2014 9:02:55 AM PDT by Clarence
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To: ColdOne

6 billion missing from state

and misuse of funds from foundation

I feel sorry for them the EBT card seems to not be enough


28 posted on 06/09/2014 9:03:43 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: ColdOne

Anybody who would pay this wacko even a dime to torture them with her voice has major mental health issues, but that’s liberals for you. Can you imagine paying $200,000 to listen to this??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJxmpTMGhU0

That’s like paying $200,000 to have someone drill your brains out through your ears.


29 posted on 06/09/2014 9:04:45 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: ColdOne

She could have always sold the WH silverware on eBay.

That would have gotten her out of the hole, fer shure!


30 posted on 06/09/2014 9:11:39 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: ColdOne

A few million $$$$ in the bank is “dead broke”? Who knew?


31 posted on 06/09/2014 9:14:35 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: ColdOne

Oh, cripes, cry me a freaking river, already. Hillary has always been about money. Bill wants more to dip his wick, but Hillary has always been about bucks. Sure, they want to grab what sympathy and power they can along the way, but Bill’s happy as long as he has women dropping for him, and Hillary is happy as long as the dough is rolling in.


32 posted on 06/09/2014 9:14:57 AM PDT by chimera
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To: DonaldC

[ Sure, they came out of the WH broke. ]

On paper for tax purposes that is....


33 posted on 06/09/2014 9:18:11 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: ColdOne

I’ll bet the Chinese had a good laugh over that one...


34 posted on 06/09/2014 9:20:54 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: chimera

Chelsea’s wedding was well over a million dollars BROKE MY $$$!!!!!!!!
These people are just pathetic what’s more pathetic is the stupidity of the
American people!!!!!!


35 posted on 06/09/2014 9:21:13 AM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: ColdOne

Maybe they could sell off that silverware.


36 posted on 06/09/2014 9:26:30 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: ColdOne

HORSE FEATHERS!


37 posted on 06/09/2014 9:26:55 AM PDT by doberville
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To: ColdOne

That’s right. I remember them moving into a homeless shelter and living off food stamps for a while before she could get a job . . . .


38 posted on 06/09/2014 9:27:31 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: ColdOne

Now we have motive for the missing silverwear, etc.


39 posted on 06/09/2014 9:30:56 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: ColdOne

Sad to say, but the only thing that will stop this witch is a serious health issue, i.e., a massive stroke that will shut her up. Unfortunately, even that probably wouldn’t stop her — See Tim Johnson. The RATs would roll her out in a wheelchair, and say, “See, she still can be POTUS.”
God Help Us!


40 posted on 06/09/2014 9:32:41 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: ColdOne

She makes it sound like she had to sell apples on street corner.


41 posted on 06/09/2014 9:39:29 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Dilbert San Diego

We(the US taxpayer) basically paid their mortgage on their Westchester County home in NY state. If you recall, they charged the US Secret Service $10K rent each month for Bill’s security detail to rent out the guest house on their property. It just so happens, that was their mortgage payment every month on the entire property. So, in a sense, we were paying their mortgage and still probably are.


42 posted on 06/09/2014 9:42:07 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: ColdOne

If she can’t handle a household making $200,000+ a year, what makes anyone think she can handle our money?


43 posted on 06/09/2014 9:43:24 AM PDT by samanella
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To: ColdOne
PIAPS

At this point, what difference does it make?

At this point, what difference does it make?

At this point, what difference does it make?

44 posted on 06/09/2014 9:48:16 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: maggief

That’s what I was looking for...

Couple of mooching grifters. He’s got the self-righteous sense of entitlement, she does the martyrdom schtick. A political Bonnie and Clyde. Probably sit around comparing whose approach works better on any given day: “how dare you!” vs. “you have no idea what I’ve been through..”. God help us. It’s going to be the Jerry Springer Show all over again.

Now where’s that story about those two deducting used underwear donations to charity?

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1994-03-28/news/1994087153_1_long-underwear-pairs-of-underwear-tax-value


45 posted on 06/09/2014 9:50:02 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: Kit cat

Bills net worth is about 80 million

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

Hillary’s is about 21 million.

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


46 posted on 06/09/2014 9:57:12 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: Nifster

“In June of 2001 Bill got a $12 million advance for his book deal”

Good point. And to think these crooks were running the government.


47 posted on 06/09/2014 10:08:45 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: ColdOne

Must be why she tried to steal the china form the WH when parting so they could have something to eat off of.
Her Queen for a day stories get bigger every year.


48 posted on 06/09/2014 10:09:22 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: what's up

Is that the 6 million Dollar House ?


49 posted on 06/09/2014 10:44:20 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: ColdOne

Dead broke? Maybe that helps to explain their massive theft of national treasures from the White House on their way out.


50 posted on 06/09/2014 10:48:27 AM PDT by DPMD
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