Last week, Hillary Clinton’s campaign released her most recent personal financial disclosure, detailing ways in which she and her husband earned money in 2015. Most of their income came from book royalties and giving paid speeches. Bill Clinton, for example, gave a speech to the National Association of Manufacturers in March 2015, being paid $325,000 for his time.
You probably don’t need to be reminded that $325,000 is more than most people make in a year. The median income for a family of four in 2014 was $53,657 — what Clinton made about a sixth of the way into that one speech.
And that was one of 22 speeches Bill Clinton gave last year. The NAM speech was the most lucrative, but Bill earned more than $5 million combined from those 20 days of work. Since the Clintons left the White House, Bill and Hillary Clinton have been paid more than $150 million from speeches alone.
Did anyone else notice the little blurb in ‘A Hillary Presidency’ about the scam the Clinton Foundation perpetrated in their Haiti relief drive? Only 10% of what was collected went to Haiti, they kept the rest!
Unfit for any office!
Like with Kerry Hillary is not fit for the whitehouse and nether is Obama all they want is higher taxes more regulations open borders unlimited immagration and a disarmed public like what most all traitors against america want
Not only did they ”keep” it, they were bought by it.
Because of cash payments to the Clinton Foundation (Haiti relief) some of their cronies had loads of TAXpayer money funneled to them so as to do relief projects.
But these individuals and organizations did not do those relief projects.
Some of the Haitian people are still living in tents while, across the island, where no damage was done, some Haitians got jobs at very low-paying jobs in manufacturing for Clinton friends.
The number of people living below the poverty level in Haiti (that is $2 per day or less) is one out of four.
11% of Haitians have access to electricity outside the main cities.
63% have electricity IN the cities.
60% have access to clean water.
Can you imagine living where more than a third of your neighbors don’t have power?
Or clean water?
And, when I say, ”clean water,” I mean people are cleaning themselves and relieving themselves in the SAME WATER that they drink and cook with!
$13,500,000,000 got ”lost.”
There are ten million Haitians.
Too bad the Clintons were in charge.
If the 13.5 Billion were simply given to all of the 10 million Haitians, each person would have been $1,350 richer.
That’s like a two year’s income (at their own poverty rate) just dropped into their laps!
And, if only the earthquake affected people were given the cash, it would have been even better for their recoveries.
@Nanny G: Hey, looking out for the little guy is hard work.
And a Sharia law expert in America just happened to be the one Gold Star relative to appear at the DNC!
Can you say, quid pro quo?
I know you can.
You still going to vote Hillary?
Fools if you do.
Bill Clinton commands enormous speaking fees. What of it? He’s the world’s most popular political celebrity. Celebrities often command ridiculously high fees for putting in an appearance. The going rate for Cher to appear at a private event is $1.5 million. That’s also the minimum fee for Elton John; he can earn as much as $2 million for a private appearance. Celebrity is what commands the big bucks, not influence pedaling. Here’s a list of 150 in-demand speakers, each of which earns a minimum of $200,000 per appearance. Some aren’t what we’d normally think of as entertainers.
@Greg: As always, you miss the point. How about the $500K speaking fee Bill “earned” in the Ukraine before Hillary as Sec of State, approved the sale of 90% of US uranium assets to a Canadian firm owned by the Ukrainian who scheduled Bills speaking engagement?
@Randy: Not missing it, Randy; running from it, fingers in his ears, eyes closed and screaming, “LA, LA, LA,LA!!!”
@Greg: Why would such a group want Clinton to speak to them? Why would Clinton appear before such a group? Remember Trump being assaulted for not denouncing the KKK?
What about it? The bogus claim of a quid pro quo arrangement originated with the book Clinton Cash, a 272-page exercise in character assassination by author Peter Schweizer. They guy plays fast and loose with the facts, which in this case he simply has wrong. This is another “scandal” existing mainly in the right-wing imagination.
In fact, Hillary Clinton had no final authority to either approve or disapprove of the deal. Her only input on the matter was as one of nine voting members of the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States, an inter-agency governmental committee required by law to review all foreign investment proposals involving United States interests. Not even the entire nine have final authority. That authority belongs to the President alone. All nine can unanimously vote to recommend approval, in which case the President almost always does so. If any one of the nine vote against approval, however, the matter then goes to the President’s desk for a full consideration of any objection that has been raised.
In this case, it’s not just the usual lack of evidence to support the anti-Clinton claim. It’s that the approval process doesn’t even work in a manner that would have made it possible for Clinton to have OKed the deal in return for monetary considerations.
There is no “massive scale of Clinton corruption.” There’s only the right’s massive manure wagon, and apparently the massive gullibility of an audience that never bothers to fact check any claim that seems to confirm what they want to believe. No doubt the Clinton’s have engaged in financial deals that raise eyebrows. They’re multi-millionaires, aren’t they? You get that way by working all available legal angles. Do you think Trump hasn’t? Unlike the Clintons, who have released their full tax documents for public scrutiny for many years now, he won’t let the public see a damn thing.
I consider the fact that the Clintons have been the subject of repeated, in-depth, hostile investigations for decades almost to be an endorsement. After all of that time and energy and effort, if there were something illegal to find, their hyper-active political enemies would surely have found it. Unless, of course, they’ve been targeted for decades by a long series of totally incompetent, incredibly stupid investigators.