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Clinton says she’s unlike the truly well off


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#1    questionmark

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 06:56 PM

Washington Post said:

Hillary Rodham Clinton defended scrutiny on her and her husband’s personal wealth by contrasting herself in an interview published Sunday with other multimillionaires who are “truly well off.”

The comment immediately drew scorn from Republicans, who have highlighted a series of stumbles the former secretary of state and potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate has made on her book tour this month when talking about her personal fortune and six-figure speaking fees.

In an interview with Britain's Guardian newspaper, Clinton was asked whether she could be a credible champion for fighting income inequality in the United States despite her wealth.

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Well Ms. Clinton, we are aware that you have to retire to sleep under a bridge every night and don't know how to pay the car payments.... we feel so sorry for you...really :innocent:

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 07:08 PM

Good luck not finding a politician who isn't a multi-millionaire. They don't give a crap about people like you and I.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 07:11 PM

Nonsense (pure and simple).

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 07:45 PM

If the Clintons are not truly well off, who the heck is?


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 07:47 PM

I just did some checking around the net. Hillary Clinton's net worth is estimated at 20 to 22 million. Bill Clinton's net worth is estimated to be from 77 to 80 million.

Right, she's not "truly well off". What a load of BS there.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 07:55 PM

...Meanwhile, there are people all across America living in Tent Cities.

These people make me sick.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 08:03 PM



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 08:43 PM

Well there's "well off" and then there's "truly well off".
I'd say the likes of Paris "never having to work a day in her life" Hilton is truly well off, while the folks who worked for their squillions are "well off".

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 09:39 PM

Honestly I didnt even expect here to say something that dumb. But I guess it justa reflection of how out of touch our politicians are getting.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 09:52 PM

Almost all politicians are Rich, or rather, "Well Off". And they don't have a clue what people forced to Rent living space, or forced to make payments on a old used car are going through.

Hillary is what, 66, now? I was reading an article about this the other day and she said that she did various jobs and had to struggle... when she and Bill were in college. So, that is like 45 years ago?

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 10:05 PM

Hillary Rodham Clinton was upper middle class (her father owned a textile business). Bill Clinton did not come from money. Hillary attended Wellesley College and went to Law school at either Yale or Princeton (I know it wasn't Harvard). I seriously doubt the Clinton's did any 'struggling' after graduating law school.

I just checked, it was Yale.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 06:00 AM

View PostLilly, on 22 June 2014 - 07:47 PM, said:

I just did some checking around the net. Hillary Clinton's net worth is estimated at 20 to 22 million. Bill Clinton's net worth is estimated to be from 77 to 80 million.

Right, she's not "truly well off". What a load of BS there.
By contrasting herself with her others with her husband's wealth, she must think that 77 to 80 mil is "truly well off"?   Or would she be saying that 97 million to 102 million isn't truly well off?   What a terribly clumsy attempt at trying to connect with voters.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:55 AM

I guess a net worth of only 100 million doesn't quite cut it if one's rubbing shoulders with billionaires. But, to be so out of touch with reality as to think only billionaires are 'well off" is utterly ridiculous.

Most people work all their lives and never even see 1 million in their 401Ks. The elite who govern us know this all too well, to pretend otherwise is disgusting IMO.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 04:22 PM

I guess this is one cause, regardless of politics, we can all agree on.

The Clintons are loaded.


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 04:30 PM

View Postacidhead, on 22 June 2014 - 08:03 PM, said:




This country is going to hell because people put pointless qualifications above actual qualifications and don't take the time to study a candidate.


I remember people saying they were gonna vote for Bush over Gore because you could have a beer with Bush. I don't get it. I want my President to be better than me, not like me.

Edited by Thelaw1, 23 June 2014 - 04:50 PM.





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