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Hillary Clinton Says She Isn't 'Truly Well Off'
Business Insider via Yahoo! Finance ^ | Sunday, June 22, 2014 | Hunter Walker

Posted on 06/22/2014 9:56:10 AM PDT by kristinn

Hillary Clinton's multimillion dollar fortune has caused some negative headlines during the media tour for the release of her new book "Hard Choices," which is widely seen as a prelude to a potential 2016 presidential campaign. Clinton responded to criticism of her wealth in an interview with the Guardian newspaper published Saturday night by suggesting Americans won't be concerned about the more than $100 million her family has reportedly earned in recent years because they're not "truly well off."

"They don't see me as part of the problem," Clinton said of Americans who are upset about income inequality, adding, "Because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we've done it through dint of hard work."

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1 posted on 06/22/2014 9:56:10 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

No amount of money can offset a poverty of the soul


2 posted on 06/22/2014 9:57:00 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: kristinn

LOL her and Webb’s kid bought a $10m Manhattan condo last year, right?


3 posted on 06/22/2014 9:57:21 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: kristinn

She probably discounts her vast wealth because she did nothing to earn it.


4 posted on 06/22/2014 9:57:41 AM PDT by DManA
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To: kristinn
her new book "Hard Choices," which is widely seen as a prelude to a potential 2016 presidential campaign.

In all sincerity I do hope that her campaign does as well as her book.

5 posted on 06/22/2014 9:57:53 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: kristinn

Probably closer to or over a billion, if the truth be told.


6 posted on 06/22/2014 9:57:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: nascarnation


7 posted on 06/22/2014 9:57:58 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: kristinn

Is it possible for a cow to tip itself?

I think we have the answer......


8 posted on 06/22/2014 10:00:34 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: DManA

She discounts her vast wealth because, like all Leftists, she believes the rules only apply to other people.


9 posted on 06/22/2014 10:01:34 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: kristinn

HILLARY CLINTON NET WORTH

NET WORTH:$21.5 MILLION

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

BILL CLINTON NET WORTH

NET WORTH:$80 MILLION

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

COMBINED NET WORTH = $101 MILLION


10 posted on 06/22/2014 10:01:44 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: kristinn

“Americans” are stupid and can be easily bull****ted, right Hillary. After six years of the Kenyan, I tend to agree with you.


11 posted on 06/22/2014 10:02:47 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: longfellow
Is it possible for a cow to tip itself?


12 posted on 06/22/2014 10:03:21 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: longfellow

There is no such thing as cow tipping.

But with Her Cankleness The Flying Buttress, all things are possible.

Her new book is flying off the shelves. Right into the bargain bin.


13 posted on 06/22/2014 10:03:43 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: kristinn

Chutzpa has no end with this harridan.


14 posted on 06/22/2014 10:06:43 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: FredZarguna

You’ve defaced a perfectly good cow.


15 posted on 06/22/2014 10:08:07 AM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: FredZarguna
Hillary's busted? Heh, that's nuthin'! michelle obama as a cow photo: Moochelle Obama moochelle.jpg My calves are getting moonimum wage jobs.
16 posted on 06/22/2014 10:15:45 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Probably closer to or over a billion, if the truth be told.”

I personally believe it’s well over several billion.

Clinton had over 4 years for his buddy Marc Rich to play the oil futures market for him and no way of loosing because of the Oil for Food Program.


17 posted on 06/22/2014 10:19:48 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: kristinn
Hillary Clinton Says She Isn't ‘Truly Well Off’

Well, she ain't. She & BillyJeff are filthy rich.
With emphasis on the filthy.

18 posted on 06/22/2014 10:20:08 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Iron Munro

That’s awesome...


19 posted on 06/22/2014 10:24:39 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: rdcbn
So now apparently it's reported that Hillary was disgusted when Obama told her to blame Benghazi on the video. Apparently she initially refused. Supposedly she considered resigning over this but that would have probably ruined zero's re-election chances and her fellow rats would never forgive her so she went along with lying to the country to get a lying rat re-elected.

If they thought this would make her look good I think it might be a BIG backfire.
I'd have had a smidgen of respect for her if she had resigned.

20 posted on 06/22/2014 10:27:57 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Aria

The Youtube video was 0bama’s idea? So how does Hillary explain the Tweets from the Cairo embassy apologizing for the video 12+ hours before Benghazi was attacked?


21 posted on 06/22/2014 10:31:40 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: kristinn

They can spin this any way they want, but this harping on her/Bill’s wealth is not going to go over well with the cadres brought up on envy and redistribution.


22 posted on 06/22/2014 10:34:01 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: All

23 posted on 06/22/2014 10:34:20 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: kristinn

It is well known that she has a Swiss account but it is forbidden to comment on it. That is where the Chinese dumped the payments for Bill’s gift of US military tech secrets.


24 posted on 06/22/2014 10:41:22 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: kristinn

Please send me your check book Hill and I will send you mine. Because I want to share your pain and help you feel better.


25 posted on 06/22/2014 10:43:46 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: kristinn
"...we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we've done it through dint of hard work."


26 posted on 06/22/2014 10:43:54 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: kristinn

I’m starting to think this is the Achilles Heel if she runs....she can’t seem to come up with a credible position about being one of the 1%, and that ain’t good (for her...)


27 posted on 06/22/2014 10:44:17 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: ArtDodger

I wonder where the checks for $5000 each given to al gore by the Chinese military for the Clinton campaign at the Buddhist temple in Rowland heights ca went.

Gore later exclaimed he didn’t know what was in the envelopes.


28 posted on 06/22/2014 10:45:02 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: kristinn; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; flaglady47; Chigirl 26; Bob Ireland; M Kehoe; ...
With all that stash, neither Hill or Bill needs more $$$s for a comfy retirement, lots of leisure and travelling, the occasional speech, the accolades, the honorary degrees, fun with the grandkiddie....with less wear-and-tear on the health through aging and incredible stress.

Then why take on the burden of campaigning and winning the White House brass ring?

There's only one answer....POWER!!!

POWER is the one thing commies, socialists, liberals, marxists, fascists and greenies crave the most and will do anything to obtain...as history proves over and over again.

Yes, accruing even more wealth is an added stimulus, but wealth almost always follows power.

Billary combines all of the above "isms".....POWER is their driving impetus, to control other peoples' lives AND their deaths.....and to feel they are "changing history".

Both Clintons are long-time, power-hungry, obsessive psychos. If she's elected president, the White House will become the Bates Motel. The current occupant already has control over our lives and deaths through ObamaKare, ruinous economics, even the effect of alien immigration. And he's not yet even near the stage of being found mummified in a rocking chair in the Oval Office....obviously there's more to come from him.

So don't laugh at my postulations. We're already in the preamble to the dictatorship twilight zone, though the low-information zombies don't even know it. The Clintons want to seal any escape hatches permanently if they are able to seize the keys to the kingdom.

Leni

29 posted on 06/22/2014 10:46:03 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Monster BHO uses illegal children for political agenda while accusing Right of doing same.)
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To: kristinn

How’s the new book doing, Broomhilda?


30 posted on 06/22/2014 10:46:53 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: morphing libertarian

Maybe the envlopes held gift certs for massages.


31 posted on 06/22/2014 10:48:41 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: ArtDodger

Phone numbers for billy boy


32 posted on 06/22/2014 10:54:28 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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33 posted on 06/22/2014 10:55:24 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: kristinn
"They don't see me as part of the problem," Clinton said of Americans who are upset about income inequality, adding, "Because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we've done it through dint of hard work."

She dint do any hard work.

34 posted on 06/22/2014 10:57:00 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: kristinn

Remember how the press and liberals laughed at Bush Sr. when he didn’t know about the auto checkout machine at the grocery store. They said he was “out of touch” with average Americans.

Hillary’s gaffe about being poor and not truly well off tops that by about 100,000,000 times.


35 posted on 06/22/2014 11:10:47 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: TigersEye

Who at the Cairo embassy was apologizing? Wasn’t there actually a small protest or something that had to do with the video? Maybe Obama decided to blame the video because it turned out to be a convenient excuse.

Hillary’s story sounds suspicious however. Are we supposed to think she’s some sort of hero for protecting her fellow rats by knowingly lying to us ?


36 posted on 06/22/2014 11:24:29 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Tupelo

An empty soul. No matter how much she has, she still wants more and is envious of the people that have more. No wonder she’s always so cranky.


37 posted on 06/22/2014 11:38:16 AM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Aria
Who at the Cairo embassy was apologizing?

Who is in charge of embassies?

US Embassy in Cairo quietly deletes its ‘we stand by our condemnation’ tweet; Update: More deleted tweets!

This morning's condemnation (issued before protest began) still stands. As does our condemnation of unjustified breach of the Embassy —

US Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) September 11, 2012

US Embassy In Cairo Deletes Controversial Tweets

Wasn’t there actually a small protest or something that had to do with the video?

There was a very large protest at the Cairo embassy where protesters actually breached the walls and the Marine guard was at the ready to start shooting.

The protests and attack in Cairo (or anywhere in the world) weren't about that stupid 'video' either.

Brian Lilley: The MSM is lying about the muslim riots
Interviews on the streets of Cairo. 'Video' had nothing to do with protests and attack.

"Blame it on the Video" was a Fraud for the Cairo Rioting, Too

38 posted on 06/22/2014 11:40:16 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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Through dint of hard work.

And lots of good old-fashioned corruption, money laundering, extortion and theft.


39 posted on 06/22/2014 11:43:35 AM PDT by DPMD
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Don’t forget, they donated their used underwear to charity.

And that is a gift that keeps on giving, as the DNA therein can solve a bunch of unsolved Arkansas sexual assault cases from the 1970s.


40 posted on 06/22/2014 11:43:55 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: kristinn
She's one of the 0.1 percenters, but she's "not truly well off."

What a selfish, self-centered POS.

41 posted on 06/22/2014 11:47:07 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Flick Lives

She dint do any hard work.


10 points to you for cracking me up on my birthday.


42 posted on 06/22/2014 11:48:23 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: TigersEye

Who is in charge of embassies?


Bingo.


43 posted on 06/22/2014 11:49:41 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: kristinn

The Hillary Clinton Fund for Broke Politicians
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0XDomYmjqI


44 posted on 06/22/2014 11:50:21 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: kristinn
Hillary's butler and personal chef agree... Even Bill's masseuse and chauffeur think things are getting tighter at the mansion... It must be true.
45 posted on 06/22/2014 11:52:22 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em.)
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To: FredZarguna
She discounts her vast wealth because, like all Leftists, she believes the rules only apply to other people

Michael Moore, Al Gore and John Kerry pay the 'poor victim' card too... It's disgraceful - and insulting.

46 posted on 06/22/2014 11:54:36 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em.)
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To: Yaelle
Here is a story published about it that very day...

Senior administration official: The Cairo embassy’s statement does not reflect the view of the U.S. government; Update: Romney calls embassy statement “disgraceful”
posted at 10:34 pm on September 11, 2012 by Allahpundit

I thought the White House might decide to keep quiet on this and hope that the media doesn’t press too hard tomorrow. And I think they would have, if not for the fact that Romney’s surely ready to go nuclear on them for it and force the issue. Remember, thanks to a few openings created by Mitt (most notably forgetting to thank the troops in his convention speech), Obama’s angling to frame himself as President Foreign Policy for the stretch run to election day. How would that play if he’s suddenly being hammered tomorrow for Apology Tour 2012?

So here’s the walkback. You know who’s going to have a fun day on Wednesday? Jay Carney.

The White House is disavowing a statement from their own Cairo embassy that apologized for anti-Muslim activity in the United States.

“The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government,” a senior administration official told POLITICO…

“Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a Tuesday statement.

Here’s the last tweet from Cairo embassy account, posted three hours ago as I write this:

https://twitter.com/USEmbassyCairo/status/245665697408102400

Really looking forward to hearing Carney explain which part of the embassy’s earlier statement failed to represent the views of the U.S. government. I want to hear it in his own words; hopefully the press corps will make him elaborate. If the White House rejects the idea that criticizing religion constitutes an “abuse” of free speech, then good for them. But let’s get it on the record, because we all know there’ll be more incidents of embassies stormed and people shot over “insults” to Islam — quite possibly in Afghanistan — and the tune’s likely to change later as political circumstances demand.


47 posted on 06/22/2014 11:55:46 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: TigersEye

That was interesting....THANKS!

I find out more on FR than on ANY other “news” organization.

One thing for sure - zero and the rats cared more about getting reelected than anything ...not because he cares for our country but because the devil needs more time for his fundamental transformation.


48 posted on 06/22/2014 11:56:16 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: kristinn

What the hell does this even mean “not truly well off”? I *think* she is saying that they don’t have Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos type wealth but I can’t really be sure. In other words that they haven’t looted all the money that the country has to offer, just some of it.


49 posted on 06/22/2014 11:56:32 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: wildbill
well, it's 2014, and i STILL haven't seen one...
50 posted on 06/22/2014 12:01:00 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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