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Poor Clintons

Struggling to make ends meet.

Jun. 9, 2014

Hillary Clinton says she knows what it’s like to struggle to make ends meet. “[W]e came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt,” she lamented. “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.” Maybe if they had just one house, Chelsea’s education might have been more feasible. Unbelievably, Clinton also complained that they “had to make double the money because of, obviously, taxes.” Those tax hikes on the rich are a real pain, no? Looking ahead to her likely presidential bid, ABC’s Diane Sawyer asked, “Do you think Americans will understand [charging] five times the median income in this country for one speech?” Clinton’s answer was pathetic: “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.” The Clintons have made $109 million in the last seven years. But they feel your pain.

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