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Bill Clinton foundation reportedly racks up $50M in travel costs
FoxNews ^ | August 20, 2013

Posted on 08/20/2013 7:58:09 PM PDT by South40

Bill Clinton's foundation reportedly has racked up more than $50 million in travel costs over the past decade, in the latest detail to emerge about the high-flying former president's operation.

The New York Post reports that, based on internal tax documents covering the period since 2003, the foundation logged a $4.2 million travel bill in 2011 alone (together, all the foundations Clinton runs spent $12.1 million on travel that year).

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billclinton; bjclinton; clinton; cultureofcorruption; elitists; fundingtheleft; williamjclinton; x42
Money laundering?
1 posted on 08/20/2013 7:58:09 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Travel slush fund comes to mind.


2 posted on 08/20/2013 8:02:43 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019

Are Sex Attendants considered a travel cost?


3 posted on 08/20/2013 8:07:57 PM PDT by Stayfree (If it is left, then it can't be right!)
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To: South40
Cheap compared to Obama and family.

But my question is, why are we all of a sudden getting exposes on the Clinton's and their foundation? Fox, NY Times & Post? You think someone does not want Hillary running for queen er president?

4 posted on 08/20/2013 8:08:34 PM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: Stayfree

LOL!


5 posted on 08/20/2013 8:08:48 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: South40
The ‘Bill Clinton foundation’, just the name gets me to laughing and shaking my head.
6 posted on 08/20/2013 8:09:23 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: South40

All I know is that I’m looking forward to Monica Lewinsky moderating the next presidential debate.


7 posted on 08/20/2013 8:11:34 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: South40; All

Is it true that the Clinton Foundation has the highest % of Overhead?


8 posted on 08/20/2013 8:14:22 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: South40

So?

I travel privately from to time and let me tell you; those trips over 4 hours, in particular, international are freaking expensive.

Go look up the rates from any charter and then match that with his entourage requirements.


9 posted on 08/20/2013 8:16:30 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: doc1019

How about the grifters giving an invoice for private jet rate travel (at about 5k/hr or so) to the foundation for reimbursement for “expenses”. Yeah, they made the trip - just on some sucker’s plane at no cost. wink wink.

I mean, if you were damn sure you wouldn’t be audited how many grifters wouldn’t do this?


10 posted on 08/20/2013 8:20:51 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Tupelo

This is called getting the dirt out early so in 2016 when she is really in our faces 24/7 she can call it “old news” and loudly cackle away.


11 posted on 08/20/2013 8:23:33 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: South40

Mouse knuckles compared to his hooker bill.


12 posted on 08/20/2013 8:24:31 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: South40

Hillary: “Damn it, Bill! How many times have I told you you can’t declare it a travel expense just because you tell a hooker you love flying united!”


13 posted on 08/20/2013 8:27:32 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Aria

It’s more than $5k per hour. I’m guessing he flies minimum an Embraer 600 or Falcon 900 would be minimum config for one plane and it wouldn’t surprise me with SS and entourage he might fly two jets or bump to a heavy commercial.

Then there would be the cost of arrangements on board, maybe a steward/ess from time to time, storage of vehicles and destination transportation.

It all gets rolled into one bill.

Kind of like going to the Four Seasons Beverly Hills, ordering room service, various transportation, storage, bar tab, dry cleaning, gift shop, items from hall kiosks, rental of private rooms, etc.

You get an itemized bill at the end but, it shows up on expenses as on line item.


14 posted on 08/20/2013 8:33:25 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: South40
Maybe the money went for saxaphone lessons?...
15 posted on 08/20/2013 8:35:41 PM PDT by Route395
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To: South40

Nobody ever said running the NWO was gonna be cheap.

Pony up proles.


16 posted on 08/20/2013 8:37:16 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Vendome

Yes, crew and various expenses are in addition to fixed and hourly costs.

Maybe he and his little wifey will only tolerate a G5 or Global...or so. So that would be a lot more than 5k of course.

I really wouldn’t begrude them if the money had been earned honestly.


17 posted on 08/20/2013 8:40:00 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: South40

Phil Silvers as "Honest John" in an episode of The Beverly Hillbillies.

"Honest? Why I'm as honest as the day is long!"

18 posted on 08/20/2013 8:42:47 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: South40

So?


19 posted on 08/20/2013 9:04:19 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: Aria

Absolutely the point.

They didn’t come by it honestly.

I got a couple hundred decks of cards from NetJets and some left over bottles of them tiny glass booze canisters.


20 posted on 08/20/2013 9:05:06 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

Nothing more than a slush fund


21 posted on 08/20/2013 9:08:49 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Mostly, 100%


22 posted on 08/20/2013 9:10:38 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: South40

That’s about one million dollars per intern, isn’t it?


23 posted on 08/20/2013 11:26:52 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Aria; Liz
Yes, crew and various expenses are in addition to fixed and hourly costs.

From the Maha -

By the way, when you fly on somebody else's jet you get a discounted rate. It's the way it works in political campaigns. Now, this has been the case in the past; I assume it still is. Let's say you're running for some office, you're a candidate, and a donor offers you his jet. You cannot accept a trip on his jet el freebo. Let's say his jet costs $5,000 to an hour fly. You don't pay that $5,000 an hour.

All you have to do is pay the equivalent of first class airfare, and you're legal, and that's what is meant hear in the Post by the discount rate. "Sometimes Clinton uses the plane at a discount rate for the foundation, and sometimes Catsimatitis donates the flight time to the charitable foundation, which has a variety of programs," blah, blah. They're not spending retail on these expenditures, and still they're racking up $50 million!

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/08/20/ny_times_clinton_foundation_is_running_a_deficit_but_raising_money_while_bill_and_hillary_are_getting_rich

24 posted on 08/21/2013 2:27:25 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: South40

I could probably fly to the moon for $50 million.


25 posted on 08/21/2013 2:53:41 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver

Someday the private sector will be able to do that, probably get you a nice cozy underground habitat too.


26 posted on 08/21/2013 2:57:18 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: South40

SLUSH FUND.....MONEY LAUNDERING......Just the Clinton’s being the Clinton’s.


27 posted on 08/21/2013 3:45:13 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Vendome

Clinton does NOT pay for his SS expenses......WE DO!!!! All this spending is for HIMSELF!


28 posted on 08/21/2013 3:48:35 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Tupelo

it is not a matter of someone exposing the Clintons to cause queen Hillary not to be coroneted, it is a matter of the Clintons getting all the dirty laundry in the press now, so when she is being coroneted, everything is old news, and the press will agree to have no interest in discussing it.


29 posted on 08/21/2013 6:44:01 AM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: South40

Is John Huang on the board of that foundation?


30 posted on 08/21/2013 8:35:56 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Producing Talk Show Prep since 1998.)
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To: Ann Archy

He pays for the transportation costs and I won’t tell you how I know that.


31 posted on 08/21/2013 9:48:07 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

The Taxpayers pay for past President’s Secret Service detail for wherever he goes.....I have NEVER heard otherwise......UNLESS he’s paying for EXTRA ONES (doubt it unless they are WOMEN).....you can FreepMail me if you want.


32 posted on 08/21/2013 1:48:55 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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