• Clintons Earned $30 million in Past 15 Months

    July 25, 2015

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    Hillary and Bill earned $30 million since January 2014, mostly for giving paid speeches, according to financial disclosure forms filed on Friday.

    Around $25 million of the total came from giving speeches, while Hillary Clinton earned around $5 million from her book. “The Clintons’ income puts them at the upper end of the top 0.1 percent of earners in the U.S. population,” notes Reuters.

    Show Me the Money

    Bill’s standard speech fee is $250,000, compared to $235,000 for Hillary. Bill all-time highest fee is $500,000 for one speech, while Hillary Clinton’s top-earning speech brought in $350,000.

    This is all on top of the funding for offices, travel expenses and whatever’s came to the Clinton’s out of the generous donations and friendly spending habits of the charity Clinton Global Initiative.

    It all shows how just how far the couple has come since 2001, when they left the White House and Hillary Clinton described the family as being “dead broke.” Since leaving the White House, the Clintons have earned at least $130 million in speaking fees.



    Jealous Much?

    But so what, right? This is America; people should get paid for speeches they give, and hey, if someone is willing to pay you half a million dollars for a one hour talk, why shouldn’t you accept that? There’s nothing illegal here, nothing criminal, and anyone who tries to paint all this money as anything wrong is just reciting the Repub attack points. Hah, maybe the Republicans are just jealous. Who the hell is gonna pay Ted Cruz even bus fare to speak?

    And that of course is the point. No one will pay Ted Cruz much, if anything, to speak, because Ted Cruz is a lousy investment. Hillary has a very good chance of being president in 18 months. And that of course is the point.

    I’ve heard Bill speak in person, and seen plenty of Hillary speeches on video. They talk pretty, good grammar and all. But like most politicians, they tend not to say much of significance. Nothing remotely controversial, just “global this” and “empower technology for future that.” Could it thus be that the real reason organizations are willing to pay out fantastic fees for that is because they are trying to buy off the next president, who, along with her spouse, seems to have the appetite of a hungry hyena to suck up as much money as she can?

    Who Pays?

    Who pays Hillary to speak? Since leaving the State Department, Clinton has given paid speeches to Goldman Sachs, Fidelity, the Carlyle Group, the National Association of Realtors and various pharmaceutical companies. All of these organizations have much business in front of the federal government at any time, and all depend heavily on lobbying to ensure they are regulated (or not) in accordance with their business interests.

    Anybody who tries to tell you these groups are paying out large amounts of money simply to hear what Hillary has to say today is selling snake oil. The groups are buying access and paying forward for favors and favorable consideration.

    And So What?

    Oh, right, but everybody does it. No, they don’t. The Clintons are in it deep. Besides, the everybody does it argument didn’t work when your Mom caught you smoking in 8th grade, and it certainly is too trite to invoke when something as important as the last shreds of integrity in the presidency of the United States is on the line.

    Then again, Americans, you get what you pay for.



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    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      quote”Anybody who tries to tell you these groups are paying out large amounts of money simply to hear what Hillary has to say today is selling snake oil. The groups are buying access and paying forward for favors and favorable consideration.”unquote

      Hey, you got something against Snake Oil? Don chu know it cures everything from racism to inequality? C’man..get with it Peter. After all, it’s a ‘murkan tradition, don you know? Everyone loves snake oil. They must love it. Aferall..they been buying it for 200 yrs. By the trainload. Especially the 16th Amendment brand. Man, they suck that stuff up like it’s gonna get scarce. Oh..and then there’s that War brand. Holy moly. You’d think if it disappeared they’d go into withdrawals. You betcha. Snake Oil. Best thing that was ever invented.
      Except for the side effects..which no one wants to talk about. After all..if it hides the truth …what’s a little brain cell loss… at least until your skull is an empty cavity..DOH!! uh… wait… ummm… best not go there.

      quote”Hillary and Bill earned $30 million since January 2014, mostly for giving paid speeches, …”unquote

      Barnum would’ve hired them in a New York second..

      Thing is though, the next time I hear either of these two scumbags talk about employment, inequality or the economy.. I’m gonna vomit.

      07/25/15 8:39 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Speaking of “brands”..that is EXACTLY what they are. A brand of Snake Oil.

      07/25/15 8:41 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      ps… BERNIE 2016!!

      Not that I’ve got any faith left in the electoral process. Or parties. But, at least he’s the only candidate who speaks to the people on their terms. And I like that.

      07/25/15 8:44 AM | Comment Link

    • john Poole said...

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      From the American trinity of Democracy Christianity and Capiltalism to true monotheism. Guess which two deities were dropped? Maybe the best thing for this empire would be a cautionary tale of Hillary Clinton finally getting what she has wished for and then being forced to step down for mental “unhealth” reasons. Well, I a can make a wish. It’s better than voting.

      07/25/15 1:15 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      john Poole said…

      “It’s better than voting.”
      For some reason..I’ve still got this glimmer of hope that maybe..just maybe…you’re wrong. Of course, that hope gene my mom gave me is still there.

      07/25/15 8:32 PM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

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      Fu¢k yeah, $pee¢h I$ MONEY! – The $UPINE$

      07/25/15 10:23 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Hillary says capitalism needs a reset.
      right.

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA..HOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOH…HEEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

      unfuckingbelievable

      http://fortune.com/2015/07/24/hillary-says-capitalism-needs-a-reset/?xid=gn_editorspicks&google_editors_picks=true

      If hubris were weather this bitch would be a fucking 5.9 hurricane.

      07/26/15 5:37 AM | Comment Link

    • john Poole said...

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      Admitting that all of us were easilly fooled by the Obama ruse -except for a few like Paul Street- how am I to not suspect that Bernie Sanders is a clever stalking horse for Israel? Street admits being suckered by John Edwards and he is pointing out major flaws in Sanders now. Will Sanders at the last minute give his support to Hillary. I don’t want to think that it is once again a clever move by the ruling elite with the blessing of the so called opposition parties. Both parties know the masses can be entertained and diverted by the ruse of internecine warfare. They have agreed to share in the spoils regardless of who gets to reside where for a few years or maybe even a decade.

      07/26/15 7:47 AM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

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      The Obamanable ‘Ranklin’ DeMan0; Anda $licky Ilignorya are BOTH Poppy Bush Rusevelts; with Bernie as Hilly’s DEM stocking horse; (message): Wedgie for Hillary, by Bernie!

      07/26/15 12:08 PM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      And to think, we former State employees used to get lied to for free

      07/26/15 3:26 PM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      Remember when Mrs Clinton cried how deep in debt she was and complained our President wasn’t helping her pay off her debts — for a campaign that she CHOSE to embark upon?

      07/26/15 3:28 PM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

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      Ordinary feds are disciplined and forced to pay for even agency-desired services; if they solicit them without (Government) Accounting Office bid solicitation and oversight! AND, its hard to overlook CLINTON “FINANCE$”!

      07/26/15 7:49 PM | Comment Link

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