Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton Says She’s Donated All University Speaking Fees
Posted on 07/04/2014 12:05:41 PM PDT by Nachum
Hillary Clinton continued to justify her high-dollar speaking fees on Friday, telling ABC News Ann Compton that all of the money shes made from colleges over the past year and a half has been donated to her familys foundation. All of the fees have been donated to the Clinton Foundation for it to continue its life-changing and life-saving work. So it goes from a foundation at a university to another foundation, Clinton said when asked about the criticism she and her husband have faced recently for their wealth. Hillary Clinton reportedly makes roughly $200,000 for each speaking engagement. And recent reports show
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So she takes the fees, and donates them to a closely held family foundation? And that is supposed to show us that she is not actually getting the money? Really???
Are they really trying to insult our intelligence??? Or do they assume that critical masses of people are so dumbed down as to accept this explanation?
"I shall remember to pay it... to myself."
- Sydney Greenstreet in Casablanca
But this leaves it unclear whether the university administrators who invited Hillary in the first place will still be in consideration for positions in the next Clinton administration or not.
If she wants to donate, why doesn’t she donate to the university, help some of those kids out with their $tens of thou debt bills?
These kids had better not buy this lame excuse. Of course they’ll have to , on the outside
I’d like to see her give it to my foundation! But seriously, she should give that money to the poor. She and Bill, like reverends Jesse and Al, and so many others have gotten filthy rich by helping the poor.
Funding their leftist "charity"?
How generous of her.
Why doesn’t she simply ask for them to donate themoney to the foundation directly then?
These friggin’ Arkansas grifters are quite the pair. Liars to the bone....
All of the fees have been donated to the Clinton Foundation for it to continue its life-changing and life-saving work.”
Yeah, for the overthrow of our Constitutional Republic. Very “life-changing”. So....WHAT DOES IT MATTER??
I thought she was dead broke.
I gotta get me one of them thar, ‘Foundations’ right after I get me one of them thar Huntin’ Licenses!
Democrats ARE a Criminal Enterprise!
She’s out of Chicago
Does no one pay attention to dinesh?
Does she really think that this makes sense to middle America; that she takes the money and gives it to a family foundation which she controls? A family foundation which pays her and Bill and Chelsea big salaries????
Does she really think that this makes us think that she herself is not getting the money, because she donates it to a corporation which she controls?????
Very few in the LSM has ever called them out on their lies, so they keep doing it, as the LSM majority ignores and/or buries the lies.
ABC, huh? They hired Steffi...
Nope. ARE insulting your intelligence. They think so little of you and the rest of the population that it comes naturally to them.
We are deserving though of such insults. After all, how could we be anything but stupid to have put up with their crap for so long?
she gave the money to their foundation...which pays her, Bill, & Chelsea big time...
She did, to the I love Hillary fund.
She donates the income to the Clinton Foundation. She of course is a trustee of the Foundation, so she draws a salary and expenses ... oddly enough, in an amount just about equal to the amount she donates.
Can I ask a stupid question? What life changing and life saving work does the Clinton foundation do?
I’m not being flippant here. I’m really willing to give the Clintons credit if they are doing something which helps humanity.
I just have no idea what that foundation does. Skeptic that I am, I tend to assume it was set up for self aggrandizement, but, do want to credit the Clintons if this foundation actually does any actual humanitarian work.
Yeah, the life saving work of killing babies.
Looks just a little bit like money laundering...
“Stop The Bleeding”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
donated to her own foundation!?
at least her hubby donated his used underware to an outside, real charity!
(from an old Mike Royko column:)
Bill Clinton would donate his used shorts to Salvation Army or Goodwill resale shops and take a $4 tax deduction for each pair.
And it has since been revealed that he gave away long underwear and valued it for tax purposes at $12 per long john. (I don’t know if they were with or without back flaps, or whether it matters.)
This filled me with admiration for Clinton’s financial acumen, and regret that my father didn’t have the means to send me to Yale Law School so I could become that smart.
Not that I think a Yale education would have led me to the White House, but it would have given me an appreciation for the underlying value of my underwear.
Because I am older than Clinton, I’ve been paying income taxes a lot longer: since I was 16.
All those years, I bought underwear, wore it, threw it away, bought new underwear, wore it, threw it away. I can’t even guess how many hundreds or thousands of pairs of underwear I discarded over those decades.
And it pains me to think of all the tax dollars I could have retained. Why, by now I could be retired and taking brisk daily health walks in Florida or Arkansas. But it isn’t too late. Not for me or you.
There are 250 million people in this country. Many are infants in diapers, which might not have any tax value, but the majority are adults who own underwear. Most of us live within driving distance of some sort of charitable resale outlet.
So I would guess that at least 150 million Americans have used underwear that they could give away.
A conservative guess would be that each person replaces at least five or six pairs a year.
That would be about 900 million pairs of underwear. Almost a billion.
If we use the $4 value that Clinton placed on his underwear, we are now talking about $3.6 billion.
Then there are all those hardy souls in the wintry states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, the Dakotas, upstate New York, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania and all through New England.
Think of the millions of pairs of long underwear that are worn in these states. At $12 a long john, we’re talking big-time money.
So the potential write-offs for the nation’s used underwear would easily exceed $4 billion.
How much money would American taxpayers save with the underwear write-off? We can make a conservative guess and say the average bracket would be about 25 percent.
That means Americans could save $1 billion in taxes from used underwear alone. That’s $1 billion in our pockets, $1 billion we could put back into the economy by buying things. Maybe even new underwear. Why, that pair of shorts is almost a symbol of patriotism.
However, there could be a slight problem. Most tax experts say that $4 for briefs and $12 for long johns are outrageously inflated deductions.
And a survey I did of Arkansas thrift stores established that used underwear sells for about two bits, or maybe 50 cents.
But who do you want to believe? Some accountant or thrift store manager?
So give those skivvies away and write them off.
And if you get audited, it should be no problem. Just tell the tax guy:
“Hey, Bill sent me.”
Gerbalist Kreutz does a pretty good job here pointing out Hillary’s shocking demeanor, laughing about how she got the child rapist acquitted, and as well Hellary lying about having been appointed his counsel in `Living History.’
The Clinton Foundation! LOL!
“Ahhm donatin’ to me and ma kin — cuz we wuz born poor black chilun “
Donated to her own pocket. What a wretch
There is just no end to the lies and deceitful garbage that comes out of this woman’s mouth. And to think, Huma actually kisses that filthy mouth.
She can’t then claim it as a personal deduction.
She gets a write off AND the money tax free. GRIFTER
I wonder why this wasn’t immediately mentioned at the first time this was raised.
Gee, how I miss Mike Royko...
Prove it! Back dated documentation in 3..2..1
Hillary is a self-proclaimed champion of women’s freedom throughout the world, without having done anything to support such a claim. Yet universities are happy to pay her $200,000 for a speech.
On the other hand, a genuine champion of women’s freedom — Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who has risked her life for years to get her message across of the dire plight of third-world women — was not permitted to speak, even without remuneration, at a major university, Brandeis, this year.
Our university system is in serious trouble, not only morally, but also financially, at least according to a major story in ‘’The Economist’’ this week. So, every university that pays Hillary $200,000 for a speech is bringing itself closer to its own downfall. At least there’s some good news in all of this.
Also know as Tax Evasion and Money Laundering.
As I recall, they wrote a check from their foundation to pay for their New York house. You’re not supposed to be able to do that.
In other words, ‘Bill and I make a lot of money, and we need tax breaks. So, we have to donate some money. Whose to say what the source of the money we donate is? All the money we make goes into one pot, and we’ll just say that what we took out of that pot to donate was from the speaking fees, because that’s what works for us politically at this point.”.
100% Pandering or 100% Cowardly?
And the university gets a favor
I can’t imagine sending kids whom I’ve raised with love into one of these socialist radical money laundering America hating hell holes
I couldn’t do it
LOL - the ‘family foundation’ is Bill and Hill’s retirement plan. How much is the first daughter - who doesn’t care about money - pulling in from the ‘family foundation’...
Clinton’s are scammers... selling most speeches to borderline creepy folks in the UAE..
She can get away with saying this now as their not elected or appointed officials and don’t need to disclose their tax returns. However the foundation should have a record and may be required to list their donors.
Choices still exist. Let the world be foolish if it must. The Lord can humble its pride and even yet redeem it, if it is ultimately willing. Take care of the children you have.
Prove it, WITCH!
Yeah donated them to the hole in the mattress.
I place the Clinton Foundation right up there with the American Red Cross. It exists to pay the insiders outlandish salaries and benefits.
How much is baby daughter making?
Has any money ever gone to a charity?
“I thought she was dead broke.”
I’d like this comment better if you were able to drop the word broke!
Isn’t Chelsea now the director of the Clinton Family Foundation? So, does this mean that this is a money-laundering scheme, and Chelsea is getting paid from the exorbitant fees from Hilary’s university speeches?