Hillary: Making $100 million is not being “truly well off,” you know

posted at 8:41 am on June 23, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

One might have thought that Hillary Clinton would have learned a lesson about minimizing her personal wealth after her “dead broke” comment to Diane Sawyer in the first interview on her Hard Choices book tour. Her team tried to walk back those comments the next day, but to no avail. Political analysts blasted Hillary for being “tone deaf” during the interview, and that was before news broke that the Clintons like to exploit estate-tax loopholes they claim to oppose.

Hillary took her road show overseas, but still is making the same condescending mistakes in her quest to be seen as the hoi polloi with lots of toys. When challenged by The Guardian to explain her ability to speak on income inequality after making an avalanche of money in her post-White House years, Hillary tried to claim that she’s not rich-rich … and besides, she’s worked hard. Unlike the rest of those who have wealth, apparently:

And money? What about money? Bill and Hillary have reportedly made more than $100m since they left the White House in 2001. Yet that didn’t stop Hillary complaining to Diane Sawyer on ABC News that the couple had emerged from highest office “dead broke”, a comment that ranks for its tone deafness alongsideJohn McCain’s admission in the 2008 presidential election that he couldn’t remember how many houses he owned.

America’s glaring income inequality is certain to be a central bone of contention in the 2016 presidential election. But with her huge personal wealth, how could Clinton possibly hope to be credible on this issue when people see her as part of the problem, not its solution?

“But they don’t see me as part of the problem,” she protests, “because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we’ve done it through dint of hard work,” she says, letting off another burst of laughter. If past form is any guide, she must be finding my question painful.

“Not to name names”? Why not? If she’s referring to Mitt Romney, he paid plenty of income tax, and never once pretended to not be “truly well off.” Unlike the Clintons, Romney built his own business through hard work, not by leveraging the notoriety acquired by public service into multi-million book advances for memoirs written by ghost writers, and huge fees from the speaking circuit with speeches written by aides. At which job did Hillary employ “hard work” to earn that wealth, anyway?

Democrats are starting to worry about the hypocrisy and tone-deaf pronouncements, and the royal political difficulties they will produce:

Some influential Democrats — including former advisers to President Obama — said in interviews last week they fear that Clinton’s personal wealth and rarefied, cloistered lifestyle could jeopardize the Democratic Party’s historic edge with the middle class that powered Obama’s wins.

“I don’t know whether it’s just that she’s been ‘Madam Secretary’ for so long, but she’s generating an imperial image,” said Dick Harpootlian, who recently stepped down as Democratic Party chairman in South Carolina, which hosts an early presidential primary.

Harpootlian, who backed Obama over Clinton in 2008 and is a longtime ally of Vice President Biden, added: “She’s been living 30, going on 40 years with somebody bringing your coffee to you every morning. Is it more ‘Downton Abbey’ than it is America?”

Multiple Obama campaign advisers — who spoke only on the condition of anonymity to avoid alienating the Clintons — said they fear Clinton’s financial status could hurt her as it did Republican nominee Mitt Romney, whom Obama portrayed in 2012 as an out-of-touch plutocrat at a time of economic uncertainty.

“It’s going to be a massive issue for her,” one Obama adviser said. “When you’re somebody like the secretary of state or president of the United States or first lady, you’re totally cut off [from normal activity], so your perception of the middle-class reality gets frozen in a time warp.”

Asked what Democrats should do, the adviser said: “Panic.”

The panic will begin now, and not wait for 2016. Senate Democrats wanted to use income-inequality messaging against Republicans in the midterms as a way to distract from the non-recovery economy, ObamaCare, multiple scandals, and the collapse of Barack Obama’s foreign policy. Obama himself has been teeing up this strategy for more than a year. With Hillary Clinton actually embodying the persona that Democrats tried to hang on Romney in 2012, that messaging will backfire as Hillary Clinton sucks up more and more of the oxygen from the political scene.

The phrase “limousine liberal” will be poised for a big comeback this midterm season, and Democrats will have Hillary to thank for it.


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This woman is not bright.

gophergirl on June 23, 2014 at 8:44 AM

She just can’t shut up can she?

ConstantineXI on June 23, 2014 at 8:45 AM

“Disconnected” err….

“Hard Choices”

Electrongod on June 23, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Huh?? That bump on the noggin must have been worse than originally reported.

iceman1960 on June 23, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Harpootlian, who backed Obama over Clinton in 2008 and is a longtime ally of Vice President Biden, added: “She’s been living 30, going on 40 years with somebody bringing your coffee to you every morning. Is it more ‘Downton Abbey’ than it is America?”

This indictment brought to you by the guy who wanted to send Nikki Haley back to wherever she came from.

blammm on June 23, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Wow a pep talk from kerry. Will he dress up like Patton? You know he did serve in Viet Nam. Maybe he should take jane fonda with him. Hope the Iraqis don’t find out that he knifed his brothers and sisters in the back when he returned from Viet Nam.

crosshugger on June 23, 2014 at 8:48 AM

The phrase “limousine liberal” will be poised for a big comeback this midterm season, and Democrats will have Hillary to thank for it.

I wonder when is the last time Hillary Clinton got in an automobile and “drove herself” somewhere.

Hillary – please go away. Leave us alone. Go home and focus on being a grandmother.

TarheelBen on June 23, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Maybe, just maybe, this time around more and more people will start to realize what liars these Democrat s are, and that they are no different than the opponents they denigrate as out of touch with the American people. Just maybe. Thank you, Hillary.

HiJack on June 23, 2014 at 8:50 AM

While this was a stupid thing for her to say – it is a healthy attitude.

Stay hungry.

jake-the-goose on June 23, 2014 at 8:51 AM

I really, really feel for her./s

SC.Charlie on June 23, 2014 at 8:51 AM

She’s terrified of being primaried from the left just like she was with Obama in 2008. But Hillary’s also so used to having the big media parrot whatever she says as gospel, she simply thinks saying they’re not well off will settle the issue in the press.

(The alternative is the Clinton’s have a cash flow situation on the left of Mike Tyson in the early 1990s, or any other pro athlete who blows through their multi-million dollar contract and have a lifestyle that can’t live on anything less than an eight-figure salary. In that case the Clinton’s may not be well-off, but it’s because they’re uncontrollable spendthrifts — not exactly what you’d presumably want in a president after eight years of Obama).

jon1979 on June 23, 2014 at 8:52 AM

This is a very stupid woman with zero charisma and repelling personality, voice, and tone… Thinking that she is going to win in 2016 is a joke (yeah Obama had more charisma)… If she runs she may even lose the democrat party nomination as she did in 2008…

mnjg on June 23, 2014 at 8:53 AM

If Clinton comes off as out of touch with her working class roots, it’s because she is out of touch. There is no shame in having had a successful political career that has given one the finest things in life, but you can’t spend decades with the rich and famous and remain anchored to the salt of the earth. To pose as a champion of the common man is disingenuous for her, as much as it would have been for Mitt Romney.

Immolate on June 23, 2014 at 8:53 AM

we pay ordinary income tax

Let’s see those returns biotch, I’ll bet you’re using every loophole ever discovered and probably undiscovered. And all that “hard work” certainly hasn’t burned off any of that blubber you’ve been accumulating on your fat azz.

BeachBum on June 23, 2014 at 8:53 AM

This new book coming out by Ed Klein (Blood Feud) is full of interesting stuff about Hillary’s health (heart problems) and her relationship with the Obamas. I predict it will sell more than Hillary’s book.

TarheelBen on June 23, 2014 at 8:55 AM

This is a very stupid woman with zero charisma and repelling personality, voice, and tone… Thinking that she is going to win in 2016 is a joke (yeah Obama had more charisma)… If she runs she may even lose the democrat party nomination as she did in 2008…

mnjg on June 23, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Thank you – I agree with this post 100%

jake-the-goose on June 23, 2014 at 8:55 AM

The Clintons are rich, but not Al Gore rich. That has got to hurt.

FrankT on June 23, 2014 at 8:55 AM

This woman is not bright.

gophergirl on June 23, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Understatement.

InterestedObserver on June 23, 2014 at 8:55 AM

At which job did Hillary employ “hard work” to earn that wealth, anyway?

Come on Ed, your personal 747′s stairs aren’t going to climb themselves.

1) Dead broke
2) Tax loop-holes
3) Hard-work

Hillary has struck out. Not to mention her health concerns. Or how she turned $1000 into $100,000 in cattle futures in a year despite no prior or subsequent experience.

rbj on June 23, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Let’s see those returns biotch, I’ll bet you’re using every loophole ever discovered and probably undiscovered. And all that “hard work” certainly hasn’t burned off any of that blubber you’ve been accumulating on your fat azz.

BeachBum on June 23, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Only little people like Mitt Romney have to show their returns.

CurtZHP on June 23, 2014 at 8:56 AM

I repeat myself – the more you get to know Hillary – the less you like her.

2008 redo.

jake-the-goose on June 23, 2014 at 8:57 AM

To be pilloried as wealthy and out of touch, all Bush 41 had to do was not know the price of milk. No, there’s not a double standard in journalism.

Occams Stubble on June 23, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Senate Democrats wanted to use income-inequality messaging against Republicans in the midterms as a way to distract from the non-recovery economy, ObamaCare, multiple scandals, and the collapse of Barack Obama’s foreign policy. Obama himself has been teeing up this strategy for more than a year. With Hillary Clinton actually embodying the persona that Democrats tried to hang on Romney in 2012, that messaging will backfire as Hillary Clinton sucks up more and more of the oxygen from the political scene.

This is why I’ve never understood why the GOP just sits there and takes this crap. As if the Democrat Party’s crop of politicians is filled with a bunch of welfare cases and minimum wage earners? They’re a bunch of multi-millionaires, and many of them did not reach that status through hard work and ingenuity, but rather via cronyism. So use that against them when they try to play the class warfare and income inequality cards.

Of course therein lies the dilemma as many elected Republicans also worship at the alter of crony capitalism and political payoffs themselves.

Doughboy on June 23, 2014 at 8:57 AM

she says, letting off another burst of laughter. If past form is any guide, she must be finding my question painful.

This extremely annoying laughter alone, which she does so frequently, will undo her if she runs for President in 2016…

mnjg on June 23, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Democrats are going to start beating the war drums for Fauxcahontas.
“faux-ca-hon-tas faux-ca-hon-tas faux-ca-hon-tas . . .”

TarheelBen on June 23, 2014 at 8:58 AM

“My wealth may put in the top 1/2 of 1% of all Americans but I’m not in the top 1/8th of 1% so I’m just like you!….”

tommyboy on June 23, 2014 at 8:58 AM

If she ain’t lying, she ain’t breathing.

Chronic liars don’t really walk anything back, they lie more.

NotCoach on June 23, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Wow a pep talk from kerry. Will he dress up like Patton? You know he did serve in Viet Nam. Maybe he should take jane fonda with him. Hope the Iraqis don’t find out that he knifed his brothers and sisters in the back when he returned from Viet Nam.

crosshugger on June 23, 2014 at 8:48 AM

The One is hoping Kerry wanders off the military base and is captured by the ISIS. This way, after about 6 months or so, Barry can empty all of gitmo in exchange for this goof-ball.

Cherokee on June 23, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Maybe, just maybe, this time around more and more people will start to realize what liars these Democrat s are, and that they are no different than the opponents they denigrate as out of touch with the American people. Just maybe. Thank you, Hillary.

HiJack on June 23, 2014 at 8:50 AM

I hope…

RI_Red on June 23, 2014 at 9:01 AM

this is more proof of my theory that the Clintons aren’t the political juggernaut people seem to think they are. bill won as a democrat in Arkansas back when that was “dog bites man”. he won his presidential elections against two lame GOP candidates ONLY because ross perot stole votes and never broke 50% of the popular vote. and we all know Hillary couldn’t have been elected in Arkansas after their time in office so she ran off to a state that has a reputation for carpetbagging senators

chasdal on June 23, 2014 at 9:01 AM

To be pilloried as wealthy and out of touch, all Bush 41 had to do was not know the price of milk. No, there’s not a double standard in journalism. – Occams Stubble on June 23, 2014 at 8:57 AM

I don’t know the price of milk, because I don’t buy it. Does the news media hate Republicans, absolutely yes. It has been proved time and again.

SC.Charlie on June 23, 2014 at 9:03 AM

She is so far removed from reality and so full of herself that, surely, their must be a psychological term for the condition. Oh, the Barack Obama Syndrome.

vnvet on June 23, 2014 at 9:03 AM

I swear she is trying to torpedo her own chances for 2016. The only other logical explanation is that she really did have a stroke and it seriously affected her mind.

Johnnyreb on June 23, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Just plain wow, talk about tone deaf. Bring on Fauxahontas. Might as well stop calling themselves Democrats and tell the truth from now on – We are Fascist and we are Proud!

Income redistribution for all – Yippee!

How I loathe these people!

D-fusit on June 23, 2014 at 9:06 AM

At which job did Hillary employ “hard work” to earn that wealth, anyway

Stealing the white house silver and other furnishings. Burglary is hard work.

burt on June 23, 2014 at 9:06 AM

She is her own worst enemy…

…may her enemy WIN!!!

ladyingray on June 23, 2014 at 9:07 AM

What a terrible candidate. Lousy record too. Probably won’t stop her from winning anyway, but she’s just awful.

forest on June 23, 2014 at 9:08 AM

“Bring on Fauxahontas”

I think she is also a lot wealthier than the top tier of most mentioned Republican 2016 Presidential candidates.

tommyboy on June 23, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Hey, how about a HotAir feature called “Hillaryism of the Day”! There seems to be plenty of material.

PatMac on June 23, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Hey, how about a HotAir feature called “Hillaryism of the Day”! There seems to be plenty of material.

PatMac on June 23, 2014 at 9:11 AM

That would be fun!

gophergirl on June 23, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Romney built his own business through hard work

It didn’t hurt him that he was born into wealth and that his father was ceo of a major car company. By the way, Hillary’s family was not exactly poor.

burt on June 23, 2014 at 9:20 AM

She is such an amateur. I can hear Bill’s coaching in every word she says. I can imagine his cringing at her inability to lie convincingly. For him, it’s an art; for her, it’s a carnival. Ole Bill wants to be FGOTUS and she’s his last and only hope. Poor babies.

texacalirose on June 23, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Only little people like Mitt Romney have to show their returns.

CurtZHP on June 23, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Can’t reveal his name, but a very reliable source told me that the Clintons have never paid a dime in income taxes. This source, who wishes to remain anonymous, is the same well-connected, knowledgeable individual who gave Harry Reid the scoop on Mitt Romney’s tax returns, so his word is golden!

AZCoyote on June 23, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Maybe Bill and Hillary! can donate all their money to charity before beginning her presidential campaign.

Hahahahahahaha!!!!!

GarandFan on June 23, 2014 at 9:25 AM

I’m telling ya, when Killary fell she conked her noggin and something inside just permanently let go. How can you be this stupid, to claim $100+ million isn’t rich-rich,

Bishop on June 23, 2014 at 9:28 AM

She is her own worst enemy…

…may her enemy WIN!!!

ladyingray on June 23, 2014 at 9:07 AM

good morning lady.

Read your post last evening….very sorry to hear you
have not found anything yet..keep the faith…..

I still believe these parasites like Killary will lose
in the end…..

not sure what is worse? That this woman is this self absorbed,
or that she ever had her grubby meat hooks on that amount of
money to begin with…

ToddPA on June 23, 2014 at 9:29 AM

after her “dead broke” comment to Diane Sawyer

Ed, its an elite progressive thang. Of course we don’t understand the justification methods of the ruling class, we see everyone as equal under the law. Throw that sh*t out first thing and the fog begins to lift. Diane Skagyer knew exactly where she was coming from.

onomo on June 23, 2014 at 9:33 AM

I guess that explains why she started to pack up pieces of White House furniture…her and Bill needed some sofas and coffee tables to take up the large, empty spaces in their new Chappaqua manse. The rest of us are relegated to snagging a couple towels and maybe a robe.

JetBoy on June 23, 2014 at 9:34 AM

“Since I don’t have as much money as Bill Gates, Larry Ellison of George Soros, I am not really well off.”

bw222 on June 23, 2014 at 9:35 AM

I’m telling ya, when Killary fell she conked her noggin and something inside just permanently let go. How can you be this stupid, to claim $100+ million isn’t rich-rich,

Bishop on June 23, 2014 at 9:28 AM

I think it goes back further than that…maybe while dodging sniper fire in Bosnia in ’96. An imaginary bullet had lodged itself in her skull and she didn’t find it until quite some time later, after the dain bramage had already begun.

JetBoy on June 23, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Didn’t the “dead broke” Clintons buy a New York mansion BEFORE leaving the White House?

At any rate, aside from Hillary Clinton’s age and health, her only obstacle might be the demographics of the Republican nominee. There are some excellent potential Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential election, but Republicans need to nominate one who can beat Hillary Clinton. I know he’s not popular here, but Marco Rubio could probably do it — same is true of Jeb Bush and Dr. Carson.

And Susana Martinez is Hillary Clinton’s cryptonite.

The Bringer on June 23, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Please Dims, run her.

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Lobbyist to hillary- i have a called group that wants you to give a 1 hour speech about how climate control is suppressing the income of women, are you interested.

Hillary- gee, that sounds like a lot of hard work

Lobbyist-they will pay $500,000

Hillary- i want my fully stocked private jet and i will not talk or meet with anyone before or after the event….gosh this is going to be a lot of hard work

jaywemm on June 23, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Sociopathic narcissistic personality disorder-

There is no lie that Hillary won’t trot out until she finds one she thinks you’re buying.

This woman would set the world on fire if she thought it would make her the center of attention as the hero of the story somehow.

M240H on June 23, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Hillary, the out of touch one percenter. Anyone saying 100 million is not well off needs a comeuppance.

dogsoldier on June 23, 2014 at 9:53 AM

First rule of holes, Hillary. And I don’t mean tax loopholes.

Bouncing Beatnik on June 23, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Too sick to be President…
“Hillary has a Bad Heart”
http://www.drudgereport.com/flashek.htm

albill on June 23, 2014 at 10:02 AM

ED –
I agree she’s tone deaf on this issue – and I agree she should be just acknowledging she’s enormously wealthy and lives a life a extreme privilege. That can be true along with her being a dedicated public servant. It’s silly and reckless of her to be downplaying her wealth.
That said – let’s not be fact deaf.
She did not say having 100 mil is not ‘truly well off’ or that she isn’t ‘truly well off’.
She said…as you note: “because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off”.
That is very different from what your post heading suggests.
So…I’m calling you out.
Now her efforts to minimize her estate tax make her actual comment hypocritical for tweaking those who use other available tax minimizing strategies. Call her out for that…fairly.
But she did not and is not saying she is not ‘truly wealthy’.

verbaluce on June 23, 2014 at 10:05 AM

because we pay ordinary income tax

After Bill writes off his underwear at a premium as gifts to charity, and rape victims as a hobby loss.

MrKleenexMuscles on June 23, 2014 at 10:06 AM

She should be drummed out of any discussion about running for President. She is completely detached from reality.

The saddest thing is, she is likely no different than MOST career politicians in Washington in BOTH parties.

Meople on June 23, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Send her and Bill back to work in a pigpen in Arkansas. They are both disgusting slime bags.
It is a matter of time before her fiction novel shows up in the bargain rack at Barnes and Noble.

Krupnikas on June 23, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Oh, you worked hard, Hillary?

What difference does it make?

BKennedy on June 23, 2014 at 10:11 AM

At this point it is time to start asking ourselves if it would really be all that bad if Hillary was the Dem choice. I mean, come on: Voted for Iraq, laughs at defending child rapists, broke being a millionaire…what is there for a R not to like?

MikeInBA on June 23, 2014 at 10:13 AM

“I’m not rich, I rhyme with rich.”

Akzed on June 23, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Just as Michelle’s comments that she, with two PHD’s from IVY LEAGUE colleges was not smart enough to feed her girls a healthy diet, Hillary’s claim of being just an average family is silly.

To try to denigrate others who are wealthy by saying that she and Bill just pay ordinary taxes and don’t hide their income overseas to avoid taxes can and should blow-up in her face. She and Bill have money off-shore (it was reported at the time it came up that the Romney’s were doing that so they could avoid paying taxes for up to 10 years (based on someone’s whisper in to the ear of Harry Reid).

Hillary needs to find some thing else to talk about. Next time someone asks her about finances she should just demur with, if she runs she will make a full disclosure of her finances but will not discuss it now. That would be better than trying, crudely, to paint this picture she’s been daubing at.

evie1949 on June 23, 2014 at 10:18 AM

I think she and Harry Reid are having some sort of “craziest sound bite” competition.

ROCnPhilly on June 23, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Hillary Clinton, the 5th Yorkshireman DaTechGuy on DaRadio on June 23, 2014 at 9:09 AM

“You’re right there, Obadiah.”

Akzed on June 23, 2014 at 10:21 AM

She’s terrified of being primaried from the left just like she was with Obama in 2008. But Hillary’s also so used to having the big media parrot whatever she says as gospel, she simply thinks saying they’re not well off will settle the issue in the press.

jon1979 on June 23, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Big media sees Hilarity as a liability and is brokering for some options like Warren of O’Malley. That’s why they are taking her down early.

cthemfly on June 23, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rich B—- (it rhymes)

Steve Z on June 23, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Wow 100 million no enough to feed your family huh, must be a really difficult life for the Clintons. This is crazy, I honestly cant belive that she said it TWICE which means she actually belives it. If this is the Invevatable campain that she is going to run in two years she will not win. Cant belive that I am saying that but thats the truth.

falcaner on June 23, 2014 at 10:27 AM

At least she isn’t an elitist. All too happy to sign the books for the little people.

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 10:31 AM

I think her husband would say it depends on what the meaning of “is” is.

Axeman on June 23, 2014 at 10:34 AM

So…I’m calling you out

verbaluce on June 23, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Splitting hairs early this a.m. verbaluce?

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 10:34 AM

She may not be truly well off, but she certainly is puffy…

JohnGalt23 on June 23, 2014 at 10:38 AM

She really wants to convince you that she is poor. The next step will be wearing burlap pantsuits.

p40tiger on June 23, 2014 at 10:38 AM

…..not to mention the $450,000+ in presidential pay they still receive annually.

Tater Salad on June 23, 2014 at 10:40 AM

“I don’t know whether it’s just that she’s been ‘Madam Secretary’ for so long, but she’s generating an imperial image,”

She’s taking a cue from The One.

Patriot Vet on June 23, 2014 at 10:42 AM

This really an insight to her psyche, what she is really saying is “for two people as important as Bill and I are, we should be the richest people in the world”.

Tater Salad on June 23, 2014 at 10:43 AM

She really wants to convince you that she is poor. The next step will be wearing burlap pantsuits.

p40tiger on June 23, 2014 at 10:38 AM

She isn’t saying she is poor, just that she is undervalued.

Tater Salad on June 23, 2014 at 10:44 AM

She’d be President Cognitive Dissonance.

In the Middle Ages people like her built churches to assuage their guilt. In the 19th Century they endowed colleges or missions in Africa and Asia. Today they double down on liberalism.

The greedier she gets in her personal life, the more she’ll want to raise taxes on everybody else.

Seth Halpern on June 23, 2014 at 10:48 AM

verbaluce on June 23, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Pointing out a distinction without a difference makes you look silly.

dogsoldier on June 23, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Go home to one of your many houses and bake some cookies.

SC.Charlie on June 23, 2014 at 10:49 AM

“But they don’t see me as part of the problem,” she protests, “because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off,

What’s the fuss about?

If you pay “ordinary income” tax, it means your income is “ordinary”.

C’mon, everybody knows that.

lynncgb on June 23, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Democrats should be probably panicking. Hillary was their go-to gal for 2016. If not Hillary, then who? Like I said, who?

SueZeeQ on June 23, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Mitt Romney lost,in part,due to his inability to connect with the average Joe.He was vilified for being too rich.Hillary’s 100 million “dead broke” comment qualifies her to lose on both counts.

redware on June 23, 2014 at 11:04 AM

But she did not and is not saying she is not ‘truly wealthy’.

verbaloon on June 23, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Huffington Post

In an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer slated to air Monday night, Hillary Clinton revealed that she and former President Bill Clinton were “dead broke” when they left the White House.

During one of their last years in the White House, the Clintons reportedly earned $416,039, the New York Daily News reports, citing the couple’s 1999 federal income tax return. But apparently that was not enough to cover their debts and their daughter’s education.

“We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” Clinton told Sawyer. “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.”

UK Guardian

“But they don’t see me as part of the problem,” she protests, “because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we’ve done it through dint of hard work,” she says, letting off another burst of laughter. If past form is any guide, she must be finding my question painful.

Now readjust your kneepads.

F-

Del Dolemonte on June 23, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Del Dolemonte on June 23, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Verby is trying to tell us the bolded text from your quote doesn’t mean the exact same thing as “we aren’t truly wealthy.”

Weaksauce even by Verby standards. Yes Verby and to all other dumbass libtrolls it actually does mean the same thing.

dogsoldier on June 23, 2014 at 11:11 AM

From a different angle…

She can’t manage her own money, why would I want her to manage ours?

This is on top of she can’t manage a group either… So bring on the race to the white house.

-west

mr_west on June 23, 2014 at 11:13 AM

She means she’s not wealthy in the sense none of the money is really in their names, just gifts from all those rich friends (they only have rich friends, you know) who need front men.

Huh?? That bump on the noggin must have been worse than originally reported.

iceman1960 on June 23, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Take a look at how google-eyed she is in the pic.

Contacts doing the work the glasses did.

Rove, you magnificent bastard.

(had to…)

formwiz on June 23, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Can’t reveal his name, but a very reliable source told me that the Clintons have never paid a dime in income taxes.

AZCoyote on June 23, 2014 at 9:23 AM

:-D

BTW ~ What are “ordinary” taxes?

Fallon on June 23, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Too sick to be President…
“Hillary has a Bad Heart”
http://www.drudgereport.com/flashek.htm

albill on June 23, 2014 at 10:02 AM

I’m still waiting for this story to get legs since it was posted. I guess her fainting spells and bad heart were just another detail she was trying to keep from everyone.

So what qualifies her to be President?

stacman on June 23, 2014 at 11:26 AM

How many houses do the Clintons own?

hawksruleva on June 23, 2014 at 11:26 AM

You are right about Romney. And the Clintons are worth at least $200 million now, about the same as Romney

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:30 AM

How many houses do the Clintons own?

hawksruleva on June 23, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Do you mean houses – or houses-houses??

TarheelBen on June 23, 2014 at 11:37 AM

The witch and her Pimp lived in public housing into their high 50s, the leeches.

She NEVER created a single job, but her bit*h, as in female dog, one named Marsh today “she is not rich like Romney”.

One can’t make this up in fiction.

100 million is “not well off” when you’re a Clinton.

Splitting the NY house in two, for tax and inheritance tax evasion purposes, while Bill Clinton is for an increased inheritance tax…while Hillary just claimed “unlike others who are truly rich and hide their wealth abroad, forgetting the Kennedy trusts…

Oh well, you get the picture.

If you are a leftist thug, in the leftist latrine, you’re a clean as a bell, crystal clear clean.

God love America, the land of the fools, in the majority.

Schadenfreude on June 23, 2014 at 11:47 AM

So what qualifies her to be President?

stacman on June 23, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Given the spectacle we have witnessesed since January 2009, I think the better question is: What disqualifies anyone from being president these days? I mean other than being a conservative white male, of course.

dreadnought62 on June 23, 2014 at 11:52 AM

So…I’m calling you out

verbaluce on June 23, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Splitting hairs early this a.m. verbaluce?

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 10:34 AM

I know.
At least I waited until after 10.
But am I truly splitting hairs?

verbaluce on June 23, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Not to name names…maybe she meant the Kennedy’s? Or John Kerry?

Blaise on June 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM

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