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Pardon me for not being all broken up over Hillary being 'dead broke'
Augusta Chronicle ^ | 29 Jun 14 | Joe Hotchkiss

Posted on 06/29/2014 4:04:26 AM PDT by real saxophonist

Pardon me for not being all broken up over Hillary being 'dead broke'

By Joe Hotchkiss

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This column was going to be about the pressing needs of food banks during the summer months. But that’ll have to wait until the next column.

Why? Because I heard about a family that knows the true meaning of suffering, and the bitter struggle that accompanies the daily fight to survive.

I had no idea about Bill and Hillary Clinton.

“We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” Hillary Clinton told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer recently. “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.”

Wow. Times are tough.

But I’m having trouble picturing Bill and Hillary, huddled around their last can of Sterno, wrapped in soiled blankets, furtively eating boxed macaroni and cheese while they’re plotting their next life choice.

See, all this time I thought the term “no money” meant that you – you know – had no money.

The Clintons’ version of “no money” is reporting an income of more than $357,000 on their joint 2000 income tax return.

HOW ON EARTH DID THEY GET their daughter, Chelsea, through Stanford University on the mere pension of a U.S. president and the salary of a U.S. senator? And while shopping around for two houses? And with nothing more on the horizon than Hillary’s $8 million advance on a book deal?

True, they reported more than $10 million in debt, but that evaporated inside of four years because the Clintons started cashing in on lucrative speaking engagements. From then to now, those speaking deals have brought in more than $100 million.

And good for them. I mean it. But please, don’t toss around phrases such as “dead broke” as if you’ve known genuine poverty.

Don’t make your financial uncertainties – lasting way less than a year – sound anything close to the real, honest, sweat-of-the-brow struggles of two working parents trying to pay off their 30-year mortgage and car loans and monthly utilities and their kids’ orthodontic work and any other sudden expenses under the sun that can wipe out an average American’s savings in the blink of an eye.

IT’S HARD TO WRITE SOMETHING like this and not sound like I’m puckering on sour grapes. I’m not, honestly. My family doesn’t starve. My roof doesn’t leak. However, I tend to repel monetary wealth like a trenchcoat repels rain, and I have come to terms with that.

But it never fails to stick in my craw when I hear well-to-do people exaggerating complaints about what they have, in a world in which so many have so little.

WATERisLIFE is a nonprofit dedicated to bringing safe water, proper sanitation and correct hygiene to squalid communities worldwide.

In 2012 it unveiled a TV public service announcement that showed impoverished Third World villagers reciting some of the First World complaints that tumble out of our mouths.

Imagine a boy sitting in a ruined cinderblock hovel echoing the complaint of “when I have to write my maid a check, but I forget her last name.”

Picture a girl mimicking the whine “when I leave my clothes in the washer so long they start to smell,” and in the background are a half-dozen fellow villagers cleaning their clothes by beating them on rocks beside a feeble stream.

THE CLINTONS, BEYOND ANY DOUBT, are multimillionaires. They join more than 7 million Americans who are millionaires, according to the Boston Consulting Group’s Global Wealth Report, released Tuesday.

What gift do you get for the former first lady who has everything?

Here’s something Mrs. Clinton needs more of: perspective.

Perspective is one thing you can’t buy at any price. You can give it to someone, but it’s best when you barter for it on your own.

Discernment is a fair trade. You might even receive enlightenment as a bonus.

That’s infinitely more valuable than any advance you could get on a book deal.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hillary
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1 posted on 06/29/2014 4:04:26 AM PDT by real saxophonist
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To: real saxophonist

I remember when the Clintons were being moved, painfully (Hugh Rodham was moved out just the day before the inauguration) out of the WH

Terry “Shaw-Wow” McAuliffe had just funded their new mansions in Chappaqua and DC

Hillary the Homeless was “registered” at high end gift shops in DC so supporters could buy gifts to furnish her new homes (as if the WH silver and Air Force One china weren’t enough)

One of Hillary’s registry gift lists was published

It included a set of silver asparagus tongs

never forgot that


2 posted on 06/29/2014 4:13:29 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: real saxophonist

Hillary is full of high-grade baloney. She may have been in the red but they were not ‘dead broke’.

It’s nonsense; a sound-bite for liberal ears.

There are many, many, many families and individuals now in the U.S.A. who know what ‘dead broke’ actually means in the Great Recession II that she and her pal Barky have brought and continue to lie about, this 5th year in.

And after Benghazi and her coverup to steal the 2012 election, I don’t wish her well at all.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 4:18:47 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: silverleaf
silver asparagus tongs

Yeah. Not something one would forget.

4 posted on 06/29/2014 4:21:23 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Shiny!)
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To: real saxophonist

True that they had some debt when leaving the WH but it didn’t last long. And they didn’t wipe it out from just speaking fees. Can you kids say DNC bagman? I knew that you could.

As I said before the best thing for a rich person to do is to find a wizard accounting firm to make them broke on paper. But none are stupid enough to brag about it.


5 posted on 06/29/2014 4:22:07 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: real saxophonist

6 posted on 06/29/2014 4:22:23 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: real saxophonist; silverleaf

I have a set of those, but I bought them myself at an antique show.


7 posted on 06/29/2014 4:24:31 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: F15Eagle

Worth saying again.


8 posted on 06/29/2014 4:25:36 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Shiny!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Those silver asparagus tongs must have come in real handy in her homeless camp under the overpass. The nerve of these people.
9 posted on 06/29/2014 4:26:26 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; All

Found it!

http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/24/opinion/liberties-hillary-s-stocking-stuffer.html

this wasn’t the article I remember - but do a search on Hillary and asparagus tongs ... and sure enough!


10 posted on 06/29/2014 4:27:40 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

LOL!


11 posted on 06/29/2014 4:28:02 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Shiny!)
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To: F15Eagle

One can only imagine how the homeless use a $2300 Spode tureen ....


12 posted on 06/29/2014 4:35:51 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: silverleaf

And remember he only made 30 to 35 thousand a year as governor of Arkansas, and all of a sudden he was President.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 4:45:02 AM PDT by onthegulf
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To: real saxophonist
“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.”

BS!

Remember the miraculous cattle futures and all the Indonesian and Red Chinese money funneled their way while in the White House? The Clintons are a criminal enterprise. They steal everything they can get their hands on. When they were forced out of the White House they stole numerous articles including the silver, all of which had to be retrieved.

Hillary had the terrible taste and gall to register gift lists to furnish their new houses and allow open graft. The mortgage on at least one residence was paid by We The People disguised as rent charged to their on-site Secret Service detachment.

Hillary was then given one of New York's Senatorial seats with all of the graft allowed through campaign contributions. And Hubble's daughter was given several high paying jobs doing nothing.

No. The Clintons have never been dead broke since getting on the political gravy train. But they've always been deadbeats!

14 posted on 06/29/2014 4:53:03 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: silverleaf; real saxophonist
I collected some info and put it together here. The data is in the first comment. Enjoy. Right now, it wasn't popular with fifteen liberals.
15 posted on 06/29/2014 4:54:22 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: real saxophonist

Speaking of ‘Pardon Me,’ what about all those Presidential Pardons Hillay had her two brothers ‘broker’ in the last couple of months of their occupancy of the White House?

The Marc Rich one alone would have paid for several homes...


16 posted on 06/29/2014 4:55:24 AM PDT by Geronimo
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To: real saxophonist

“Dead broke” because they were in debt, Their debts were more than their assets. Big deal, by their criteria just about anyone who buys a house becomes instantly “dead broke”.


17 posted on 06/29/2014 5:04:11 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: silverleaf

It’s like Crazy Joe Biteme claiming he is poor folk.

His family owned vast holdings in the old Amoco Oil Company. When BP bought out Amoco, the money came flowing...


18 posted on 06/29/2014 5:09:35 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: F15Eagle
"Dead broke"? Fried bologna sandwich, as I used to say.

Remember, there were a LOT of very rich benefactors in the Northeast liberal crowd ready to help them out, and I believe Hillary was about to sign to get a huge advance for the book Living History.

19 posted on 06/29/2014 5:10:02 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: real saxophonist

20 posted on 06/29/2014 5:11:30 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: real saxophonist

help in balancing budget...... dump the $200,000 per month Hamptons rental...


21 posted on 06/29/2014 5:33:14 AM PDT by zzwhale (u)
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To: Geronimo

That’s a good point.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 5:38:06 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Shiny!)
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To: real saxophonist
She lied about being broke.

She lied about being dead.

Can't trust a thing either Clinton says.

Not Dead Yet - Just Looks That Way


23 posted on 06/29/2014 6:03:25 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Iron Munro

Damn. Thanks.


24 posted on 06/29/2014 6:15:05 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Shiny!)
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To: DakotaGator
The mortgage on at least one residence was paid by We The People disguised as rent charged to their on-site Secret Service detachment.

Organizing for America, the Prequel.

25 posted on 06/29/2014 6:55:00 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Iron Munro

Not Dead Yet - Just Looks That Way

The body isn’t but the mind is.


26 posted on 06/29/2014 7:15:19 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: real saxophonist

I think headlines are generally better if there is a 12-word limit. Which word should be removed is up to anyone’s individual taste.


27 posted on 06/29/2014 9:50:30 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: Albion Wilde

Indeed!


28 posted on 06/29/2014 11:45:23 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: doug from upland
I think headlines are generally better if there is a 12-word limit.

Don't read the DailyMailOnline, then. Whole-paragraph headlines, 25 to 35 words, in almost unitelligible English -- and this from the home of English. Maybe they get their headlines done in China.

29 posted on 06/29/2014 12:00:24 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Albion Wilde

Ummmm, I was being really flippant. Look at the headline and see how it would read if it were only 12 words. :)


30 posted on 06/29/2014 1:55:03 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: real saxophonist
What gift do you get for the former first lady who has everything

Here’s something Mrs. Clinton needs more of: perspective.

********************************************************************

Good one.

31 posted on 06/29/2014 2:00:17 PM PDT by GOPJ (Why no outrage over IRS targeting? Same reason Pravda didn't make a stink about gulags.FREnterprise)
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To: JPG

Reminds me of a Depression Era joke.

A guy is standing on a Street Corner selling Apples.
The has a hand written sign around his neck that says, Apples $5,000.

A passerby says, $5,000 for an Apple, are you crazy?

The guy responds, I only have to sell one.


32 posted on 06/29/2014 2:16:59 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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