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Bill and Hillary Clinton top list of richest ex-first families (VIDEO)
Washington Examiner ^ | June 12 2014 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 06/12/2014 8:13:26 AM PDT by PoloSec

They may have left the White House “dead broke,” as Hillary Clinton claimed, but she and Bill Clinton cashed in so fast and big that they sit atop the list of former first couples who struck gold after the presidency.

Since leaving office, according to financial records and news reports, they have earned at least $155 million from speeches, salaries and book deals, easily outpacing the post-White House incomes of other former presidential families and distancing themselves from the time when Bill Clinton deducted $2 apiece for used underwear donated to an Arkansas charity. Sign Up for the Paul Bedard newsletter!

What's more, through the kindness of friends and the successful and richly-funded Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, they've received travel and other benefits. The Foundation itself has assets of $257 million and has spent $50 million on travel expenses.

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


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1 posted on 06/12/2014 8:13:26 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

But that can’t be! She just said they were broke. sigh....


2 posted on 06/12/2014 8:14:27 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: PoloSec

And this doesn’t even include the gusher of illicit dough from POTUS pardons.

Of course Caliph Baraq will blow that record away in Jan 2017.


3 posted on 06/12/2014 8:15:17 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: PoloSec

I’d like to broke like them.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 8:16:04 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: defconw

I actually believe the Clintons might have had negative net worth balance sheet for a very short time - weeks or months perhaps until the POTUS pardon dough actually arrived.

And of course the Clintons are world reknowned for parsing language.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 8:18:00 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation
Sure they had to pay off the legal bills. But didn't someone buy them a house? It's just more tripe. I really wish all these 60’s radicals would just go to the Villages and leave the rest of us alone.

The conservatives at the villages could keep they plied with liquor. ;)

6 posted on 06/12/2014 8:22:43 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: PoloSec

even if they were broke for a short time, they had the comfort of knowing they would, in very short order, become fabulously wealthy. that’s much different than being broke and having no sun on the horizon, which is what a near majority of Americans are actually experiencing.


7 posted on 06/12/2014 8:25:02 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: PoloSec

They also top the list of richest lying, conniving trailer park trash.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 8:25:26 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: PoloSec

Hey now. They’re just like a lot of the rest of us. Broke and in debt. With a straight face. Don’t know which of the two she was using at the time but it was straight.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 8:28:12 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: defconw

Hillary was right that they had legal bills to pay.

But, she didn’t admit that they both had book deals pending, worth millions, on the day they left the White House.

Nor did she admit that she was already a senator earning $145,000 a year. Nor did she admit that Bill started collecting his six figure presidential pension that day.

She’s full of it.


10 posted on 06/12/2014 8:31:43 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: PoloSec

The true poster children for successful grifters.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 8:36:03 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

That depends on what the definition of it is? ;)


12 posted on 06/12/2014 8:36:33 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: PoloSec

“aint no way I made a killing on them Cattle Futures”

“I did not benefit from that Global Crossing Fiasco either”


13 posted on 06/12/2014 8:38:12 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: PoloSec

“Chelsea Clinton Foundation”

So when did Web’s daughter started her foundation?


14 posted on 06/12/2014 8:39:22 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Yeah, how come nobody asks Hillary, just WHY did you have huge legal bills to pay?

Does lying, suborning perjury, accusations of rape, shady investment dealings have ANYTHING to do with that?

I can't remember a POTUS "needing" to pay huge legal bills when they left office. Maybe Nixon.

But he resigned. So they couldn't have been as huge as the Clinton's.

15 posted on 06/12/2014 8:44:38 AM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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The Clintons will say and do anything to get their filthy hands on our tax dollars.

BACKSTORY When Billy, the Boy From Hope, burst upon the political scene as a presidential candidate....he duped the voters and coached his Arkansas Mafia friends to say, “Money doesn’t mean anything to Bill Clinton"........

Now we hear he got a hundred million dollars while his wife controlled the State Dept checkbook......monies that were meant for Haiti (the place where the Clintons spent their honeymoon).

BETTER ADD THIS IN, TOO News reports say the State Department announced it has "no idea" what happened to $6 billion used to pay its contractors..... a special “management alert” warned “significant financial risk and a lack of internal control at State has led to billions of unaccounted dollars over the last six years....under Hillary's watch.

Becoming president has a pretty good monetary return. That poor boy from Hope, Ark, made over $200,000,000.00 (that we know of) as a “public servant.”

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Lawyers Bill and Hillary have held no other jobs but “public service”---they didn't have a pot to *** in in Arkansas---didn't even own a home. But they are experts at gaming the "public service" system for themselves. The Clintons conniving has enriched them. They are now worth more than $200 million dollars.....and counting.

How did they make the money? In several ways.

(1) Bill's calculated moves w/ his presidential pen and official policies profited numerous cronies and entities.....who are now being hit up for donations to the /three Clinton tax-exempt "foundations.....and to enrich Hillary.

(2) Bill's pardon pen was useful in pardoning diverse voting blocs which got Hillary elected to the US Senate as a prelude to her presidential ambitions.

(3) The Clintons game the system 24/7....their only goal in politics is to control the money.

16 posted on 06/12/2014 8:48:20 AM PDT by Liz
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The mega-wealthy Hillary connivingly planned to campaign on "income inequality" .......running as a phony populist. Campaign strategists warned Hillary her "tone" is important.....(so she can better dupe the voters).

THANK YOU KELLY FILE Megyn ran a news clip of Hilly sing-songing "the cancer of inequality"....in a contrived sap-happy, chirpy voice, wearing a h-u-g-e phony grin.

Reminded me of the classic Willam Castle horror movie, "Mr Sardonicus," (whose face becomes frozen in a horrifying grin while robbing the coffin of his father's grave).

Hillary wears her perpetual 2016 game face.

17 posted on 06/12/2014 8:50:03 AM PDT by Liz
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To: PoloSec

Once again,I want to be one of Donald Sterling’s”Slaves”,and”Dead Broke”like Mr. and Mrs”His SlickNess”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


18 posted on 06/12/2014 8:51:52 AM PDT by bandleader
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As Hollywood hotshots protest the Beverly Hills Hotel over its ownership by Brunei's sultan and his embrace of Sharia law, it turns out the Brunei government has financial connections to "The Clinton Foundation."

The tax-exempt, nonprofit Clinton foundation lists Brunei along with Kuwait, Oman and Qatar as donors that gave between $1 million and $5 million through last year.

The Clinton foundation itself confirmed the 2002 Brunei donation: "The Clinton Foundation's impact would not be possible without the generous support of our donors," the foundation's website reads. "Their contributions have made a difference in the lives of tens of millions across the world." Read more at foxnews.com ...

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BACKSTORY Billy Boy Clinton was grinning like a simpering fool at the annual meeting of the tax-exempt "Clinton Global Initiative" foundation....even Obama was there hugging Billy like they were old pals.....all in the wake of the bombshell news that:

<><> the NYT expose that the tax-exempt Clinton Global Initiative uses shady financing;

<><> the tax-exempt Clinton Global Initiative had employed an active Muzzie terrorist named Gehad el-Haddad (Gehad is Farsi for "jihad")

Gehad also knows how the Muslim Brotherhood launders money to finance terrorism, using "tax-exempt foundations."

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THE CLINTON FOUNDATIONS / MUSLIM TERRORISM CONNECTION --- The recent story that a Muslim terrorist was working at the Clinton Foundation AND conducting terrorist activities at the same time, explains why the Clintons just remade themselves into the hallowed "Clinton Family Foundation."


The Clintons doing their "Holy Family" act.

NOTE The Clintons' shady foundation financing is unveiled in a recent NYT expose of Clinton corruption, greed, entitlement, nepotism, cronyism.

19 posted on 06/12/2014 8:53:01 AM PDT by Liz
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Hillary makes it to the top---almost.


20 posted on 06/12/2014 8:53:28 AM PDT by Liz
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To: PoloSec
The money, gold and goodies these two Grifters have stashed would dwarf what they list as their wealth.
21 posted on 06/12/2014 9:27:09 AM PDT by liberty or death
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To: PoloSec
Bill and Hillary Clinton top list of richest ex-first families.

Anyone know how to say, "STICKY FINGERS"? They both have as much class a three day old dog turd in a gutter.

22 posted on 06/12/2014 9:52:25 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: PoloSec

Hillary has forgotten what actual truth is many years ago. Everything she writes and everything she says is just flat out lies. Typically the exact opposite of reality.


23 posted on 06/12/2014 10:56:24 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: nascarnation

How can anyone who, on their first try, received $100,000 for a $1,000 investment in cattle futures contracts. Even the experts in trading cattle futures and options cannot make such a claim.


24 posted on 06/12/2014 10:59:40 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: Liz
>>Looks like Hillary is starting on the wrong foot.<<

25 posted on 06/12/2014 12:01:50 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: PoloSec

Many,many unanswered questions in this deal that will most likely remain that way.


26 posted on 06/12/2014 2:05:37 PM PDT by oldtech
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