Hillary Clinton is a typical liberal Democrat politician. So of course, she’s vacuous, shallow, obsequious and self-serving… but even knowing all of that, I could not believe what came out of her mouth during a recent interview with Diane Sawyer.
DIANE SAWYER: It has been reported you’ve made $5 million making speeches, the president’s made more than $100 million.
HILLARY CLINTON: Well, if you — you have no reason to remember, but we came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt. 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. Bill has worked really hard and it’s been amazing to me. He’s worked very hard, first of all, we had to pay off all our debts which was, you know, we had to make double the money because of obviously taxes, and pay you have at debts, and get us houses and take care of family members.
SAWYER: But do you think Americans will understand five times the median income in this country for one speech?
CLINTON: Well, let me put it this way, I thought making speeches for money was a much better thing than getting connected with any one group or company as so many people who leave public life do.
You have got to be kidding me.
These are the same Democrats who are constantly trying to argue how “out of touch” Republicans are and she’s talking about being “dead broke?” They “struggled” to pay for their “houses” and “Chelsea’s education?” (Chelsea who attended swanky private schools her whole life and then went to the Ivy League for her University and post-graduate education?)
Does this make anyone else extremely angry? This down-your-nose, “I’m one of you,” “I know the struggle” B.S. that Hillary is peddling… is disgusting. She is a horrible person and this is just more evidence of that.
Here’s how broke they were. (Remember during his y ears as President, Clinton would have made about $350K a year from 1992 – 2000).
According to reports on their tax returns, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton earned a combined income of $358,000 in 2000. That jumped to $16 million 2001, the year they left the White House. According to an official Congressional report, former President Clinton receives an annual pension of $201,000. According to news reports at the time, Clinton’s pension his first year out of office was $183,000.
Are you kidding me? They made $350K in 2000 and received $183K in 2001 for doing NOTHING… and yet they were somehow “dead broke?” I wish I was that dead broke. I wish I was half that dead broke… and I bet most other Americans do too.
If you’d like to get even more upset about this, you should listen to what one of Hillary’s friends had to say in her defense.
“And she gave a statement of fact when President Clinton and Mrs. Clinton left the White House, they were dead broke. Now, they have a life and a set of expectations that are different, and they’ve been fortunate to make some money.” — Clinton friend Kiki McLean
Oh! My bad.
They have a “different set of expectations” than we middle class little people. I see.
Remember this folks, when Democrats go around blowing smoke about how much they care about the poor and the middle class… it’s all just talk. They’ve got no idea about what it means to be middle class. They’ve got no idea about what it means to be poor, and they certainly don’t know how to “help” us. Conservative economic principles are the only way to offer a permanent answer on how to offer the opportunity to rise from poor, to middle class, to rich.
The only way liberals make money is by taking it from others or being politicians.