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I'm Not Truly Well Off Compared With Wealthiest Americans-says Hillary Clinton
Daily Mail UK ^ | 06/23/2014 | Ashley Collman and Francesca Chambers

Posted on 06/23/2014 6:14:52 AM PDT by sevinufnine

'We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,' Clinton said. '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.'

Hillary was swiftly attacked as 'out of touch' after the comment.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: hillary; notthisagain; searchworks; wealth
The Clintons have made an estimated $155 million since leaving the White House in 2001, according to financial disclosure statements, which makes them the wealthiest former first family in America.

Likewise, George W. Bush's estimated net worth is less than half of Bill Clinton's. In 2012 he was valued at $20 million after having made $7 million off his 2010 book Decision Points and $15 million in speeches.

His father, former president George H.W. Bush has a net worth of $23 million, but much of that comes from the value of his home and a 100+ acre estate he owns in Maine. In his hey day, H.W. Bush would charge anywhere from $60,000 - $80,000.

1 posted on 06/23/2014 6:14:52 AM PDT by sevinufnine
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To: sevinufnine

They don’t see me as part of the problem because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off - not to name names,’ Clinton said.

‘And we’ve done it through dint of hard work.’

America Rising PAC Executive Director Tim Miller mocked Clinton’s statement in an email to reporters over the weekend.

‘If Hillary is going to run for President she might be advised to take a lengthy sabbatical from her $200k per pop speaking tour and private shopping sprees at Bergdorfs to try and reconnect with what’s happening back here on Earth,’ the GOP operative said.


2 posted on 06/23/2014 6:16:35 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: sevinufnine

I wonder if the names she’s not willing to voice could have something to do with Heinz Ketchup?


3 posted on 06/23/2014 6:17:54 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: sevinufnine

I think she never “Un-decided” whether or not to run for president. All she’s wanted since being 1st lady. It scares me because if the bumbling fool we have in the White House now could get elected...I believe she will win if she runs. You know how it is. The small minded who will vote for her just to say they cast a vote for the first woman president. (argh)


4 posted on 06/23/2014 6:20:01 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: sevinufnine
Poor gal...she'll have to make do with a Mercedes “S” Class rather than a Maybach.
5 posted on 06/23/2014 6:20:34 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: sevinufnine

‘I’m Not Truly Well Off Compared With Wealthiest Americans-says Hillary Clinton.’

Hillary can ‘feel our pain’ because she has experience on being bottom man on the elitist totem pole.


6 posted on 06/23/2014 6:20:52 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: sevinufnine

For such an educated, travelled person, who gets money to give speeches, she has the annoying habit of abusing the “you know” filler wayyyyyy too much. She sounds worse than a 14 year old girl when she speaks.


7 posted on 06/23/2014 6:22:02 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: sevinufnine
The Clintons have made an estimated $155 million since leaving the White House in 2001, according to financial disclosure statements...

I've seen reports suggesting that some Americans are forced to get by on even less that $10 million a year.Can't even *begin* to understand how they do it.

8 posted on 06/23/2014 6:23:08 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: sevinufnine

Yes, if PRODUCTIVE citizens somehow accumulate more wealth than political hacks, what does this say about our society?

A good rallying point for Progressives...


9 posted on 06/23/2014 6:23:36 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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10 posted on 06/23/2014 6:24:59 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: sevinufnine

Hmmmmm.....perhaps she is really thinking about *spiritual treasure?*


11 posted on 06/23/2014 6:25:06 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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Ironic that this Leftist’s sense of wealth concerns money.


12 posted on 06/23/2014 6:26:00 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: sevinufnine

I think the old hildabeast is inferring she and Bill and Chelsea “worked” for their money, unlike Romney

or maybe she is referring to the Kennedys?

ooops

let’s compare jobs their wealth has created, and charitable donations ....


13 posted on 06/23/2014 6:28:56 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: sevinufnine

She honestly believes this. That she is not truly well off. Her ideological blinders require her to believe that she is not the 1% or one of the greedy rich who are living off the backs of the working poor. She honestly does not understand that she was wealthy when she left the White House. She has no concept of what it means to be working class, or that there is not some magical class of people out there that constitutes the true “rich.”

So many Libs think this way. They are “for the poor” and against those “rich” who aren’t paying their fair share. Its the Holy Grail of Liberalism to find these “rich” and make them pay for all kinds of social spending. The reality is that there are no “rich,” or if there are, they are Hillary. She just needs to look in the mirror to see the problem she is fighting against.


14 posted on 06/23/2014 6:30:36 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: sevinufnine
'We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,' Clinton said. '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.'

BWA HAHAHAHAHA

15 posted on 06/23/2014 6:31:06 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: stars & stripes forever

Neither am i bitch. But we are better off than most americans because we lived at or below our means.


16 posted on 06/23/2014 6:40:56 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (we shouldn't fear the government. the government should fear us.)
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To: sevinufnine

Not well off? What about the big advance you got for your new book and the six-figure speaking fees?


17 posted on 06/23/2014 6:44:00 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: SumProVita
Hmmmmm.....perhaps she is really thinking about *spiritual treasure?*

I doubt rather seriously that she ever thinks about spiritual treasure.

18 posted on 06/23/2014 6:50:46 AM PDT by null and void (In this war, the front line is at your front door...)
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To: sevinufnine

Sounds greedy doesn’t she. Fraud


19 posted on 06/23/2014 6:52:03 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: sevinufnine

Not yet anyway, right Hillary? A little stint in the White Hut could fix that, right?


20 posted on 06/23/2014 6:54:44 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: sevinufnine

Well if the wealthiest person has $50billion... then the next wealthiest person has $49billion.... that would be a $1billion difference.
That is the same difference as a homeless person and a billionaire.
Its all relative dontcha know.


21 posted on 06/23/2014 6:55:18 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: sevinufnine
I don't think Hillary's "Well... I'm rich, but not THAT rich" ploy to endear herself to the majority of Americans is working out all that well for her.

Poor old thing. LOL!

22 posted on 06/23/2014 6:59:12 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: RayChuang88

“Not well off? What about the big advance you got for your new book and the six-figure speaking fees?”

>>>> Hitlery chose her words carefully. She said not TRULY wealthy COMPARED to the wealthiest Americans...like John Kerry and the Kennedys who are like billionaires ;)

I searched riches democrats in office and Hitlery was on EVERY list and WAY richer than many of them.


23 posted on 06/23/2014 7:19:47 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: Gay State Conservative

The Maybach nameplate has ceased for the time being but regardless it must be odd to be so downtrodden but still have a lifetime secret service detail looking after your security.


24 posted on 06/23/2014 7:20:37 AM PDT by xp38
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The Maybach nameplate has ceased for the time being..

Yes,it was only a year or two ago IIRC that that happened.But I'll wager that one can still find a mint condition model with only 3,000 miles on it for $400K.

...but regardless it must be odd to be so downtrodden but still have a lifetime secret service detail looking after your security.

True.But as the nuns used to teach us years ago..."everyone has a cross to bear".

25 posted on 06/23/2014 7:29:56 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: sevinufnine

Hillary would be better served to just say “yes we have been blessed to live in the greatest country in the world and we have achieved the American dream which we hope every other American will be able to do” But she wont’. She will state an obvious lie and stick to it in some degree or another.


26 posted on 06/23/2014 8:10:51 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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