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Clintons Made $109 Million in Last 8 Years(
new york times ^ | April 5, 2008 | MIKE McINTIRE

Posted on 04/05/2008 6:31:02 AM PDT by kellynla

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton released tax data Friday showing they earned $109 million over the last eight years, an ascent into the uppermost tier of American taxpayers that seemed unimaginable in 2001, when they left the White House with little money and facing millions in legal bills.

The bulk of their wealth has come from speaking and book-writing, which together account for almost $92 million, including a $15 million advance — larger than previously thought — from Mr. Clinton’s 2004 autobiography, “My Life.” The former president’s vigorous lecture schedule, where his speeches command upwards of $250,000, brought in almost $52 million.

During that time, the Clintons paid $33.8 million in federal taxes and claimed deductions for $10.2 million in charitable contributions. The contributions went to a family foundation run by the Clintons that has given away only about half of the money they put into it, and most of that was last year, after Mrs. Clinton declared her candidacy.

Mrs. Clinton’s campaign released the eight years of income tax information late Friday, following a rising clamor on the campaign trail for her to follow the lead of her opponent, Senator Barack Obama, who had previously disclosed his tax returns for the same period. In what proved to be an awkward juxtaposition, the disclosure of the records — which revealed the Clintons to be in the top one-hundredth of 1 percent, or roughly 14,500, of all taxpayers — came on the day that Mrs. Clinton called for the creation of a cabinet-level post to tackle poverty.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: clintons; millionaire; taxes; taxreturns; x42
"During that time, the Clintons paid $33.8 million in federal taxes and claimed deductions for $10.2 million in charitable contributions. The contributions went to a family foundation run by the Clintons that has given away only about half of the money they put into it, and most of that was last year, after Mrs. Clinton declared her candidacy."

The only reason these clowns aren't behind bars is because of that "J. Edgar Hoover" insurance policy. "Honey, I knew those copies of F.B.I. files would come in handy."

UPDATE: "The interesting part, of course, is the roughly $18 million that the summary doesn't account for -- (though it is accounted for in the returns)." Ben Smith, Politico.com

1 posted on 04/05/2008 6:31:02 AM PDT by kellynla
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To: kellynla

I posted this earlier:

And let us not forget all of the current ‘Deals’ they are or might be involved in that have not been consummated or liquidated. Bill has got some Eastern Europe thing where he is peddling influence and contacts for what I understand to be Mega-Bucks. I’m sure there are literally tens if not hundreds of these types of things that will not even appear in a Tax Return for years, if ever.

And these two scumbags were stealing White House fixtures, silverware and put out a shopping list for their ‘Friends’ to buy them more graft. It appears all these millions were just not enough to sate their greed.

The Presidency was very, very good to Bill. Too bad he didn’t return the favor.


2 posted on 04/05/2008 6:33:12 AM PDT by TCats (The Clintons Are Not Just Wrong - They Are Certifiable AND Dangerous! See my Page)
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To: kellynla

They certainly did better under Bush than they did under Clinton!


3 posted on 04/05/2008 6:34:43 AM PDT by pnh102
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To: kellynla

Viacom protected their $15million investment in the Clintons when they overdubbed CHEERS over the BOOS that Hillary received from the NYPD and NYFD at the Concert for New York and rebroadcast that Stalinist account of the historical record on VH1 and SeeBS and released that edited account to home video.

She “got away” with the payoff because she was paid in the brief window between being elected and actually being sworn in. Nice ethics charge dodge.


4 posted on 04/05/2008 6:35:50 AM PDT by weegee (March 18th, 2008 Obama~"I did NOT listen to the sermons of that man, Jeremiah Wright...")
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To: kellynla
$109 Mil, wow!

Just think, eight years ago they were just poor white trash. And now ... they're rich white trash.

5 posted on 04/05/2008 6:36:20 AM PDT by Condor51 (I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop wont fit)
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To: kellynla

Were you trying to make a sad face at the end of the headline, or just a blip? :O)


6 posted on 04/05/2008 6:37:32 AM PDT by jdm (Sign you've got a crappy job: your boss asks if you're on MySpace and if you'll add him as a friend.)
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To: Condor51

Yep, your regular Beverly Hill-Bill-(ies)


7 posted on 04/05/2008 6:40:06 AM PDT by beckaz
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To: TCats
Remember when the MSM went nuts over Ronald Regan getting two million dollars for a speaking tour of Japan? They won't say word here against the Clintons.
8 posted on 04/05/2008 6:40:15 AM PDT by mfish13
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To: kellynla

Wrong again, NY Slimes. We didn’t get to see their 2007 returns, with some really interesting campaign cash tucked in, I’d wager, so the obscene amount of cash these two grifters made was done in the SEVEN short years since he left office.

And how much had they banked WHILE he was President? They didn’t start with zero in the bank when he left office. I’d like to see their total net worth since 1992 to let the public know how these two phonies have enriched themselves while “feeling the pain” of the gullible “poor”. Maybe the msm could investigate that for us.


9 posted on 04/05/2008 6:41:06 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: pnh102
Obama's new line..

"Are you better off now than you were eight years ago? Hillary sure is!"

10 posted on 04/05/2008 6:42:08 AM PDT by andyandval
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To: kellynla
I dunno...the wheels of justice grind slow but they grind exceeding fine.

Besides, Chelsea can use the dough (inheritance) considering all the years of therapy she's going to be in.

11 posted on 04/05/2008 6:44:58 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: kellynla

Why does the MSM keep saying, “eight years?” It was seven. They still haven’t released their 2007 returns.


12 posted on 04/05/2008 6:44:58 AM PDT by Eurale
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To: Condor51
$109 Mil, wow! Just think, eight years ago they were just poor white trash. And now ... they're rich white trash.

''We're America's worst nightmare: white trash with money!'' ...... Roseanne Barr

13 posted on 04/05/2008 6:47:35 AM PDT by Polybius
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To: Condor51
"Just think, eight years ago they were just poor white trash. And now ... they're rich white trash."

Probably still claiming Slick's underwear as an income tax deduction.

14 posted on 04/05/2008 6:48:05 AM PDT by LADY J
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To: mfish13
Yep. This Society is so full of hypocrisy and lack of fair and objective dealing at this particular juncture it is enough to drive a sane individual - Insane!

From issues such as Race, Illegal Immigration, Corruption in general, the WOT on through to the disparate treatment afforded to things like OJ Simpson the Society is so far from being what it was envisioned to be it is frightening.

The Clintons are just a symptom of the serious situation I think we are faced with. Bush and his henchmen are no better IMO and that is the problem - There doesn't seem to be any alternative as the current slate of candidates for POTUS is testament.

15 posted on 04/05/2008 6:50:10 AM PDT by TCats (The Clintons Are Not Just Wrong - They Are Certifiable AND Dangerous! See my Page)
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To: LADY J
They have been Rich White Trash for about twenty years now. The Clinton's are America's Royal Welfare Family. Never earned a nickel of their riches. The foolish people who worship them think they are “like them” poor and working class.
16 posted on 04/05/2008 6:52:49 AM PDT by angcat (Indian name "She who yells too much")
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To: kellynla

Watch the 07 return show approx. $50 mill.......jmo


17 posted on 04/05/2008 7:00:41 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: Condor51

When does the windfall profits tax kick in and take 66% of the loot?


18 posted on 04/05/2008 7:01:06 AM PDT by weegee (March 18th, 2008 Obama~"I did NOT listen to the sermons of that man, Jeremiah Wright...")
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To: LADY J

There are rape victims who would love to have a sample of Bill’s DNA to press on with their cases. Those undershots are quite valuable in this day and age.


19 posted on 04/05/2008 7:02:24 AM PDT by weegee (March 18th, 2008 Obama~"I did NOT listen to the sermons of that man, Jeremiah Wright...")
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To: kittymyrib

To tell the TRUTH, Hillary received her check from Viacom WHILE Bill was still in the White House.

He left Jan 20th. When was she sworn in?


20 posted on 04/05/2008 7:03:44 AM PDT by weegee (March 18th, 2008 Obama~"I did NOT listen to the sermons of that man, Jeremiah Wright...")
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To: kellynla
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton released tax data Friday showing they earned received $109 million over the last eight years

There--fixed it!

21 posted on 04/05/2008 7:11:38 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: jdm

blip...I had a comment but forgot to finish it...
I’ll settle for a freudian slip sad lip. LOL


22 posted on 04/05/2008 7:14:00 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: pnh102
They certainly did better under Bush than they did under Clinton!

HA!!!

Good observation......

23 posted on 04/05/2008 7:14:44 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Molon Labe)
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To: kellynla

not to worry!

clintons be helpin’ po’ folks,

on the democrat plantation.


24 posted on 04/05/2008 7:19:21 AM PDT by ken21 ( people die + you never ,hear from them again.)
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To: kellynla

$92 million? Writing fiction sure does pay well.


25 posted on 04/05/2008 7:25:52 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: kellynla

The Clinton Foundation is a slush fund for Bill’s travels.


26 posted on 04/05/2008 7:31:45 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: TCats
The Clintons are just a symptom of the serious situation I think we are faced with. Bush and his henchmen are no better IMO and that is the problem

That's right. The Clinton's draw notice but they are far from the only one's. Gore has made 100 million since he left office. I saw an interview with Bush where he said the first thing he is going to do after leaving office is to go give speeches so he can make his pile. Giuliani made an enormous amount of money running his investment "consulting" company. High political office has become the stepping stone to the accumulation of vast wealth. How long until we have our fist public sector billionaire?

27 posted on 04/05/2008 7:43:17 AM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: weegee

I heard that there are five or six women who would have loved to have charged Bill with rape. Not to mention Paula, Monica, Kathleen, Juanita!

The Clinton money, don’t you just feel their pain! The good thing is that they are spending a lot of it on her failed WH race HOPEFULLY!


28 posted on 04/05/2008 7:57:57 AM PDT by buffyt (Glowbull warming/Climate Change - the biggest hoax/fraud/deception of the 21st century.)
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To: weegee
*** When does the windfall profits tax kick in and take 66% of the loot? ***

:-) That would be a hoot.
The two hillbilly grifters go from rags-to-riches-to rags.

(no offense meant to Hillbillies - or grifters)

29 posted on 04/05/2008 8:00:54 AM PDT by Condor51 (I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop won't fit)
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To: ken21

If they REALLY wanted to help the poor they would use their money and talents to help the poor. They don’t do that. The only charity they really donate to is themselves The CLinton Foundation. Hypocrites to the max!


30 posted on 04/05/2008 8:04:51 AM PDT by buffyt (Glowbull warming/Climate Change - the biggest hoax/fraud/deception of the 21st century.)
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To: kellynla
Statement: "Clintons Made $109 Million in Last 8 Years("

Response: Who was it that said that there is "a sucker born every minute." These people are proof of the truth of that statement. They should be in jail; instead, they hold the highest offices and make vast sums of money. I guess the American people get what they deserve.

31 posted on 04/05/2008 8:34:05 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Can you say - quid pro quo?


32 posted on 04/05/2008 9:49:05 AM PDT by Shanty Shaker
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To: beckaz

33 posted on 04/05/2008 9:53:53 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy ("I believe in Santa Claus. I believe in the tooth fairy." - John Edwards)
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To: Condor51
Just think, eight years ago they were just poor white trash. And now ... they're rich white trash.

It explains why the Clinton Library was modeled after a single wide trailer house.


34 posted on 04/05/2008 9:58:57 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy ("I believe in Santa Claus. I believe in the tooth fairy." - John Edwards)
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To: TCats
And these two scumbags were stealing White House fixtures, silverware and put out a shopping list for their ‘Friends’ to buy them more graft.


35 posted on 04/05/2008 10:01:04 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy ("I believe in Santa Claus. I believe in the tooth fairy." - John Edwards)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Just wait till a moderate 140 mph Arkansas tornado comes by.


36 posted on 04/05/2008 10:02:17 AM PDT by unspun (Mike Huckabee: Government's job is "protect us, not have to provide for us." Duncan Hunter knows.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Thanks,

A real classic from that golden era.


37 posted on 04/05/2008 10:04:50 AM PDT by beckaz
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