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Hillary: ‘We struggled’ to make ends meet after leaving the White House
Hotair ^ | 06/09/2014 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 06/09/2014 6:52:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Hillary Clinton isn’t rich. She’s you.

The Clintons, who are so fond of reminding voters that former President Bill Clinton left behind a budget surplus, were not so particular about their personal finances in the late 1990s. If you forgot that little historical detail, Hillary Clinton is happy to remind you that she, too, has “struggled” and knows what “dead broke” feels like.

“If you — you have no reason to remember, but we came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt,” Clinton told ABC’s Diane Sawyer after being confronted with the fact that she makes a ridiculous amount of money on the speaking circuit.

“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,” she added.

“First of all, we had to pay off all our debts,” Clinton continued, “which was, you know, he had to make double the money because of obviously taxes and then pay off the debts and get us houses and take care of family members.”

That’s an interesting answer. Sawyer’s question was not, “You’re making an absurd amount of money, why don’t you apologize?” It was, “You’re making an absurd amount of money, why would you ever want to stop just to run for president?”

But Clinton’s defensive response made more sense when Sawyer asked a follow-up question. “Do you think Americans will understand five times the median income in this country for one speech?” Sawyer asked.

“Let me put it this way,” Clinton answered. “I thought making speeches for money was a much better thing than getting connected with any one group or company, as so many people who leave public life do.”

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1 posted on 06/09/2014 6:52:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Another lie


2 posted on 06/09/2014 6:53:37 AM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Audacity, thy name is Clinton.


3 posted on 06/09/2014 6:53:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

I can’t stand it when speakers keep using “you know,” all the time. One supposes she thinks it’s folksy, somehow.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 6:54:36 AM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Empireoftheatom48
Another lie

YEP.

5 posted on 06/09/2014 6:54:57 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: SeekAndFind

So we took some very valuable art works which we were forced to return.


6 posted on 06/09/2014 6:55:35 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind
“If you — you have no reason to remember, but we came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt,”

LOL! I guess if the president thing doesn't work out, she can always be a standup comedian.

7 posted on 06/09/2014 6:56:11 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: dfwgator
Audacitu, thy name is Clinton.

She married audacity.
Now she has become MISTER Clinton. :o)

8 posted on 06/09/2014 6:56:37 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Her fanbois will believe her, of course.


9 posted on 06/09/2014 6:56:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Story?id=121856&page=1


10 posted on 06/09/2014 7:00:49 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh boo-freaking hoo! I guess all those stolen arts from the WH weren’t enough to keep them in the lifestyle to which they had become accustomed...............


11 posted on 06/09/2014 7:01:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey Hillary if this is true you and Bill are the ONLY people to leave the WH broke since 1900. How does that make you so smart?


12 posted on 06/09/2014 7:01:18 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Empireoftheatom48
Another lie? Most certainly!

Then-president Bill Clinton and wife Hillary Rodham Clinton purchased this Dutch Colonial home in New York’s wealthy Westchester County for $5.95 million in 1999, a year before Hillary became the U.S. Senator for the state of New York. Unlike other presidents, Bill Clinton didn’t own any homes during his presidency, until he bought this property, the first of two homes purchased near the end of his second term.

Purchased in 2000, the Clintons paid $2.85 million for this stately house in Washington’s leafy Observatory Circle neighborhood. According to property records, the brick Georgian Colonial is 5,152 square feet and has 4 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms

They were struggling, dead broke, couldn't afford a pot to pee in..... Hillary Clinton, pathological LIAR.

13 posted on 06/09/2014 7:01:28 AM PDT by A message
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To: SatinDoll

It’s a way of delaying the speaker while the brain is trying to come up with another facet to move the conversation to another area...............


14 posted on 06/09/2014 7:03:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: SeekAndFind

Now what were all those debts they were paying off???


15 posted on 06/09/2014 7:04:09 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

Yep, and she was named after the Mt. Everest climber, Sir Edmund Hillary before he climbed Mt. Everest.


16 posted on 06/09/2014 7:04:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Dead broke except for millions in advances on her book and overseas loans!


17 posted on 06/09/2014 7:05:20 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: Red Badger

In other words, they have a disorganized brain.


18 posted on 06/09/2014 7:08:14 AM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Rapscallion

Is that one of the reasons why they trashed the White House before leaving?

http://articles.latimes.com/2002/jun/12/nation/na-clinton12


19 posted on 06/09/2014 7:08:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

She is not human..


20 posted on 06/09/2014 7:09:26 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: SeekAndFind
Oh what a crock! Only the blindest of "dim supporters" will believe this. Maybe if they had not bought a multimillion dollar home in NY and then another one in DC they would have had a little spare change.
21 posted on 06/09/2014 7:09:42 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: SeekAndFind

What a load of crap, 400k as president, book deals,speaking fee’s alone that earned him over 75 million by 2010, shrillary made what 145k a year as senator? Her net worth is at least 21 million, billy’s at 8o million. Cry me a friggin river as the liar tries to be one of the poor in America.


22 posted on 06/09/2014 7:10:23 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind
She knows this lie is easily disproven in an instant (see post #13 above), but she doesn't care.

The type of people who will vote for Obama will vote for Hillary - the type of voter that does not value honesty in a politician. The type that wants a politician to lie to them all day. They LOVE being lied to.

I think the fact that they know it's a lie and they don't care makes them feel like a political insider type who really "gets" how the game is played. It feeds their dopey mindset that they, as a "smart, cosmopolitan liberal", are above the cablenews fray and aware on another level.

So the fact that they accept the lies from Hillary and Obama just proves to them that they are really really smart, which they already knew because they went to a really good college.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 7:10:54 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh boo f’n hoo.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 7:12:07 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Now what were all those debts they were paying off???

Probably legal debts because of all the women her husband sexually harrassed and worse while in power.

But, of course, they had a legal defense fund and all that White House china.

25 posted on 06/09/2014 7:12:18 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: SeekAndFind
Wasn't Barry poormouthing a while back about how he and Mooch couldn't get by on a measly couple hundred grand a year?

And the Demonrats like to say Pubs are rich and out of touch ...

26 posted on 06/09/2014 7:14:56 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“I don’t feel noways tired.”


27 posted on 06/09/2014 7:19:11 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: SeekAndFind

The first thing that you do when you are “dead broke” is buy a large house in an exclusive area of Chappaqua, NY and then run for a Senate seat. That’s what we used to do when we were “dead broke”.


28 posted on 06/09/2014 7:20:05 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

The comments at the site are hysterical!


29 posted on 06/09/2014 7:21:42 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Mastador1

Iirc their homes were financed via sweetheart loans from prominant backers.

AND their legal bills from all the scandals were covered by their legal defense fund.

Ok, I could see them on the day Bill left office as being in debt and without the cash flow to meet those debts. But given Bill’s speaking fees the duration of them being in that state would have been measures in weeks, at most.


30 posted on 06/09/2014 7:22:12 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: SeekAndFind

dead broke? and you want to fix our economy?


31 posted on 06/09/2014 7:25:33 AM PDT by GotMojo
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To: Jack Hydrazine

A lot of the debts were legal fees, incurred because of Bill’s bad behavior with women. Hillary should be asked why they had so many legal bills, what legal cases were involved.


32 posted on 06/09/2014 7:30:56 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et o)
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To: SatinDoll

“...“you know,”...”

NO we DON’T know, Hitlery. Enlighten all of us.


33 posted on 06/09/2014 7:35:38 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (I am proud of what America USED TO BE.)
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To: SeekAndFind

OK. Eh, she bought a multimillion estate in Chappaqua NY.

He bought an apt in Manhattan.

She bought a senate seat.


34 posted on 06/09/2014 7:38:27 AM PDT by stanne
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You are forgetting the multi million $$$ Harlem office digs (with attached apartment) and the Clinton Library in AR (with attached apartment). This family, which never owned a home, suddenly had 4 (FOUR) homes to choose from after leaving the White House.

I wonder if Bill ever stays in Georgetown? Is he allowed in the door? Or, is that just for Huma?


35 posted on 06/09/2014 7:41:47 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Dilbert San Diego

IIRC, the $400K salary didn’t kick in till Bush ran for office. But nobody mentioned Bill’s full pension salary upon leaving office. They were not ‘’dead broke’’. And, by virtue of their positions, they had alternate means of income. That’s not ‘dead broke’ either.

Understandably, they went through some tough financial times. I don’t doubt that. But dead broke, they weren’t.


36 posted on 06/09/2014 7:43:49 AM PDT by PrairieLady2
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The point is, the tough financial times were mostly due to legal debts, which in turn were due to Bill’s own, self-inflicted wounds, due to his bad behavior with women.


37 posted on 06/09/2014 7:47:21 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et o)
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To: SeekAndFind

“We came out of the White House dead broke”... but we worked hard giving speeches and peddling influence, and now we’re rich beyond the dreams of avarice. Selling influence... it’s the American Dream. Look at Joe Biden, whose lobbyist sons sell his influence.


38 posted on 06/09/2014 7:50:01 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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That’s poor? Sign me up.....


39 posted on 06/09/2014 7:50:59 AM PDT by just me (GOD BLESS AMERICA Amen)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm sure that book royalties & speaking fees eased her "struggle" somewhat…


40 posted on 06/09/2014 7:52:58 AM PDT by mikrofon (We feel your 'pains', Hillary ;P)
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To: SatinDoll

Just listen to Obozo trying to put together a cogent thought without the teleprompter.................uhhhh.....and then uh.....well, uhh......and so uhhhh.....................


41 posted on 06/09/2014 7:58:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: dfwgator

Why couldn’t she just do the old cattle futures thingy and rake in millions!................


42 posted on 06/09/2014 7:59:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Red Badger

BHO2 isn’t a native born American. His first language was Indonesian.

He has a gift for languages, though, and picked up English when Lolo Soetoro married Stanley Ann D.Obama and brought her and her small son to Indonesia.

BHO2 understands and speaks both Arabic and Pashto (used in Pakistan and most of southern Afghanistan). It was one of the reasons he was recruited by the CIA and worked for them during the early 1980s.

Who is he? What’s his real name? I don’t know, but I’m sure he is arrogant enough that he will eventually tell us, or the CIA will leak his original name.

If you haven’t guessed by reading this, he isn’t really BHO2. He attended Punahou, in Hawaii, as “Barry Soetoro, a foreigner from Indonesia”. That is probably why his school records are all locked; the Occidental College and Columbia University records will all show his name as Barry Soetoro.


43 posted on 06/09/2014 8:11:01 AM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Remember their “friends” and supporters also had a “shower” for the Clintons to help furnish their new homes when they left the WH.


44 posted on 06/09/2014 8:15:37 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What? They used to brag about how rich they were. I remember a story about how hideously expensive the special fabrics were that their decorators were choosing.


45 posted on 06/09/2014 8:20:31 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: SeekAndFind

Poor Bill and Hill had to move into a 1.2 mil. $ shack and live like poor folks. I must really be poor as my best house was worth 250 K before the market fell out. I feel your pain!


46 posted on 06/09/2014 8:37:01 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Evita's picture is in the dictionary right next to the definition for ‘mendacity’
47 posted on 06/09/2014 8:50:55 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obvious proof of brain-damage suffered in her fall — delusion.


48 posted on 06/09/2014 8:56:20 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: SeekAndFind

By the time she left the White House she was a Senator with that big honking house in Chappaqua. They couldn’t have been that broke.


49 posted on 06/09/2014 8:57:56 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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Hillary Rodjob Clinton:
“Huh? I am *not* a bum. I’m a jerk. I once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman. Now I only have two things: my friends, and... uh... my thermos.
Huh? My story? Okay. It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child. I remember the days, sittin’ on the porch with my family, singin’ and dancin’ down in Mississippi...
We were sharecroppers until Daddy lost the farm, so we moved to West Virgina and I became a coal miner’s daughter.
Nobody’s seen the trouble I’ve seen, nobody knows my sorrow.”


50 posted on 06/09/2014 9:12:58 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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