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How the Clintons went from ‘dead broke’ to rich: Bill earned $104.9 million for speeches
Washington Post ^ | 6/26/14 | Philip Rucker, Tom Hamburger and Alexander Becker

Posted on 06/27/2014 9:43:10 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Over seven frenetic days, Bill Clinton addressed corporate executives....His pay: $1.4 million.

...Bill Clinton has been paid $104.9 million for 542 speeches around the world....the majority of his speaking income, $56.3 million, came from foreign speeches, many of them in China, Japan, Canada and the United Kingdom, the Post review found....

The financial industry has been Clinton’s most frequent sponsor....Hillary Clinton has followed her husband and a roster of recent presidents and secretaries of state in this profitable line of work...executives familiar with the engagements said her standard fee is $200,000 and up, and that she has been in higher demand than her husband.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billclintonspeeches; billclintonwealth; clinton; corrupt; graft; hillary; hillarybooktour; hitlery; money
A breakdown of Impeached 42's speeches and prices...full interactivity of this is at the link.

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1 posted on 06/27/2014 9:43:10 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

2 posted on 06/27/2014 9:44:34 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Many of these “speeches” were paid for by Universities (public and private).

Keep that in mind when you send your kid off to those gold-plated re-education camps.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 9:44:40 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wapo?


4 posted on 06/27/2014 9:45:11 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

See - they are just one of us.


5 posted on 06/27/2014 9:48:35 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SoFloFreeper

Aka money laundering, collecting bribe IOUs, repatriating stolen loot, etc.


6 posted on 06/27/2014 9:49:02 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The funny thing is, they guy is not all that smart.


7 posted on 06/27/2014 9:51:29 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Is there anyone who really thinks those foreign interests are paying that kind of money just to hear Bubba talk?


8 posted on 06/27/2014 9:53:05 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Why isn’t anyone challenging the “dead broke” statement when they left the WH — never mind AFTER they left the White House.

How and why did the become “broke”, when the president’s salary is something like $250K/year, with NO expenses?!

After 8 years, they should have had $2 Million when they left the WH.


9 posted on 06/27/2014 9:54:33 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Who is the ‘anyone’ in your question?


10 posted on 06/27/2014 10:01:42 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
they were so poor ...

They couldn't afford dance lessons

11 posted on 06/27/2014 10:03:05 AM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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Poor Little Rich Liberals
http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/poor-little-rich-liberals-2/

No group has been hit harder by the Obama economy than America’s liberals. From Marin County, where bundlers have had to struggle to scrape together a few ten grand bills to attend Obama fundraisers, to Washington D.C., whose bedroom communities now have seven of the ten highest household incomes in the country, poverty is hitting poor rich little liberals hard.

In 2006, Alaska had the highest household income. But voters chose Obama over Palin and these days it’s Maryland because six-figure government consultants on sustainable development and diversity need McMansions to go home to after a long day of team building exercises.

Despite numbers like these, liberals are barely making ends meet. Some like Hillary Clinton are “dead broke”. Forget about a dollar not buying what it used to. Not even a hundred million dollars does. And there’s poor Joe Biden who claimed not to have a savings account or any stocks and bonds. And he doesn’t. He has five savings accounts and eleven investment funds.

But wealth is relative. Despite earning $100 million, Hillary Clinton claims that she isn’t “truly well off”. And if a woman with a colonial mansion for every occasion is, in the words of her adviser, still just “trying to earn a living”, the economy must really be bad.

With income inequality such a hot topic, the Democratic Party’s presidential frontrunners are working hard at pretending to be poor.
(more at link.)


12 posted on 06/27/2014 10:06:52 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Remember, their “hard work” is the peddling of influence, influence used to dispense your hard-earned tax dollars to cronies instead of to meritorious use.


13 posted on 06/27/2014 10:07:53 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SoFloFreeper

white privilege....


14 posted on 06/27/2014 10:14:34 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Pearls Before Swine; SoFloFreeper

I presume at least 60+ million$$$ paid in taxes, right???


15 posted on 06/27/2014 10:17:28 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: SoFloFreeper

where’s occupy wall street when you need them?


16 posted on 06/27/2014 10:20:44 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: danamco
I presume at least 60+ million$$$ paid in taxes, right???

Maybe... one of Hillary's explanatory comments was that unlike the truly rich, they paid taxes at "ordinary rates."

Can you believe that s**t? They are selling influence. So is Joe Biden. So is Obama. Do you think that people pay 32K a plate to listen to Barack dispense wisdom? No, the most valuable thing is that they get on that guest contributor list, which screening staff has on a computer and checks when favors are asked. Same thing for the Clintons.

Makes my blood boil.

17 posted on 06/27/2014 10:32:04 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SoFloFreeper

wonder if this applies to Clinton:

I always say to people, “No one earns $100 million. You steal $100 million.” People earn $10 an hour. People earn $40,000 a year. “Earn” means work. Okay? It doesn’t mean steal, which with these vast amounts of money, of course you steal them.- Fran Lebowitz


18 posted on 06/27/2014 10:35:32 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Bill Clinton has been paid $104.9 million for 542 speeches around the world

Basically he DID NOTHING FOR THE MONEY


19 posted on 06/27/2014 10:37:35 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I don't know if the Clintons remind me more of the Joads or the family in Tobacco Road.

When are celebrities going to get together to do “ClintonAid” and raise a few million dollars to get them through another couple weeks?

20 posted on 06/27/2014 11:04:26 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Jack Hydrazine
At one point Bill had to ask Steve Martin for some money for a new private jet because his old one had cracked leather seats. He had to throw a towel over the seats and tell them they were wet!

He couldn't hold his head up because of the embarrassment.

Pobrecitos!

21 posted on 06/27/2014 11:09:05 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: SoFloFreeper

He would have paid 35% Federal income tax on that money, though, plus 15.2% FICA on the first $100K each year, + 2.8% Medicare tax on the amount over $100K. Then he would have had 6.875% in NY state income tax.


22 posted on 06/27/2014 11:16:58 AM PDT by proxy_user
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