Skip to comments.The Clintons Run A Fashionable Racket
Posted on 08/18/2016 5:15:30 AM PDT by Kaslin
It would be nice to be cursed with so much money you dont know what to do with it. But far too many Americans face too many bills and not enough income to handle it.
Thats not a problem for Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton; their chalice definitely runneth over.
So what do you do when you have more money than you could possibly spend without rolling with an MC Hammer-level entourage or Olympic-sized coke habit? For the Clinton family, the problem is compounded by the fact Hillary, as secretary of state, has something the worlds richest wanted: influence.
The money was simply astronomical. But what to do with it? How do you keep as much of it as possible? More importantly, how do you get it all without it being seen as the fruits of influence peddling when thats exactly what it is?
The answer is simple: Call it charity.
As everyone knows, the Clintons set up charities to house their booty. If only the mob was so savvy with the tax code.
Billions of dollars later, the Clintons have gone from dead broke to one of the worlds wealthiest couples. But they dont possess the money; its for charity.
How they got the money is well documented in the book Clinton Cash, as is what the donors got for their money. What they do with the money remains largely unknown.
Last year, the watchdog group Charity Navigators, known for its unbiased assessment of charities to protect donors from scams, put the Clinton Foundation on its watch list. As the New York Post put it, after taking in $140 million, the Clinton charities spent only $9 million on direct aid.
According to the Post, The group spent the bulk of its windfall on administration, travel, salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends.
The Clintons themselves, naturally, took no salary. That sounds magnanimous, as does the concept of a charity. But with the Clintons theres always a catch.
While Bill, Hillary and Chelsea werent hoovering checks from their charity, they were living large off it.
The Foundation listed $8.5 million in travel expenses. Most people couldnt imagine what $100,000 in travel looked like, let alone $8.5 million. But thats how the Clintons roll.
Heres how these things work:
Say you want to go to Paris or Los Angeles. You could buy a ticket and pay for your own hotels, food, etc.
But if youre a Clinton, and you have a charity with tons of money, all you have to do is set up a few charity-related meetings where you want to go. With the Clintons having patrons all around the world, and it being known Hillary stands a good chance of being the next president of the United States, there arent too many people who would turn down a meeting with any of them.
So the charity pays for the first-class ticket or charter flight. It picks up the hotel and the meals because youre there for charity business. Meetings last an hour or two; the rest of the day is yours. And its all nice and legal.
The same goes for in-town expenses. Employing family and friends means any meal or nearly any event attended with people you wouldve been with anyway becomes work-related.
Guess where the bill goes. In 2013, the Clinton Foundation spent $9.2 million on conferences, conventions and meetings. Its conceivable the Clintons didnt have to personally pick up a check or pay for a plane ticket that entire year.
Thats not the extent of how this racket works. With the release of Bill and Hillarys taxes, the Washington Free Beacon showed the vast majority of their charitable donations, millions of dollars, went to their own charities. So they earn money through their connections and speeches, donate chunks of it to their own organizations, get to write those donations off their tax debt, then get to benefit from that money. Pretty sweet deal.
And its all legal.
The Clintons are hardly the only rich people to avail themselves of the complexity of the tax code, though they might be one of the largest beneficiaries of it and are certainly the ones whove spent the most time demanding the rich pay their fair share when it comes to taxes.
Still, youd be hard-pressed to find a prominent pro athlete or actor without some kind of foundation bearing their names. Like the others, if the Clintons really wanted to do charitable work to help others, having ones own foundation is not necessary.
There isnt a single charity on the planet that would not love to have a former president as its spokesman. He could have raised millions for any and every cause that mattered to him and avoided all the conflicts of interest. But that wouldnt directly benefit the Clintons or leave them with generational wealth for their family.
Charity is a noble word, but its meaning is being diluted. The Clintons are the most egregious example of how the super-rich cheat the rest of us in charitys name, but they are not the only ones. If only we all had the problem of being in a position to help others by so helping ourselves.
A good simple explanation of how the scam works. Living large and laundering money and looking good for the sheeple.
I traveled for a living at one point in my career. All over the world for up to 300 days a year. Business class, stayed at very good if not the best hotels and private inns, ate well and was never uncomfortable. That was in the mid-90s. My highest expense account for the year was about $60,000. Not millions.
It took Hillary and her ilk to put it on a global dose of shameless steroids.
The Greatest Crime Couple in the history of the republic. William Jefferson and Hillaryous Rotten Criminal ALERT!
I just sent this to all on my email list. It’s the best write-up of the charity/syndicate that the Clintons have setup. I wonder if they have button men as well?
As fashionable as a trailer park. They’re base, gutteral, septic creatures.
In Britain, you must show a certain percentage of your income actually goes to Charity, before you can call your organization a charity. I think it is 70%. There should be a law for that here. That way Democrats could only buy influence on a much smaller scale.
I’ve been posting about the misuse of the 50* laws here for at least a decade. It is way past time we give charity status to only those that feed, house or clothe the poor.
I remember Holly Robinson Pete going on and on about playing for her charity when she was on Celebrity Apprentice...about how she was doing good work, etc. I think she even shed tears
Then people started digging into the tax filings.
But the memory of Celebrity Apprentice for me was when the Playboy Bunny talked about giving to charity and Joan rivers went off on her after Melissa was fired.
Joan was a charitable person and did charitable works. Then to Annie Duke “You give money with blood on it. I have met your people in Vegas for 40 years..YOU’RE A POOOKKER PLAYER...A POOOKER PLAYER....”
Simple solution. Any Foundation with over 1 million dollars in foreign donations needs to be fined 90% of its earnings and 90% must be allocated annually to the foundations purpose.
The Clinton’s would be back in the trailer park in a month.
I actually know what the Clinton’s do with their foundation money. They pay hit men.
As fashionable as a trailer park. Theyre base, gutteral, septic creatures.
Bill and Hillary Clinton are the penicillin-resistant syphilis of our political system.
Trump put it correctly,”CROOKED HILLARY”!!
Sorry....I do not believe it’s all LEGAL!!!
BINGO!!! They pay HIT MEN!!!
Neither do I.
“As fashionable as a trailer park.”
Why are you insulting trailer parks?
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