Bill Clinton must think it’s still the 1990’s when a complacent press could cover up each and every mistake he made (sexual impropriety, lies, theft, etc…). Unfortunately for Clinton and his out of touch wife and daughter, who apparently just can’t get herself to care about money from her $10 million condo in New York City, the internet age can take stupidity viral in about 10 minutes.
With wages stagnant and the future looking dim for many Americans living through the Obama economy, in an interview with Meet the Press host David Gregory Clinton defended Hillary’s “dead broke” claims after leaving the White House in the worst way possible – he also cried poverty.
“It is factually true that we were several million dollars in debt.” said Clinton. He went on to portray himself as a man of the people, “I had the lowest net worth of any American president in the 20th Century when I took office.”
What Clinton neglected to mention is the hefty price that taxpayers have paid to help maintain his lavish lifestyle. Clinton’s offices in Harlem alone cost taxpayers nearly $450,000 a year which includes his $184.26 monthly DirecTV bill. Since 2001 the Clintons have collected a total of $15,938,000 in federal money.
Considering the Clintons’ net worth is somewhere in the neighborhood of $50 million, nearly one third of their estimated wealth can be directly traced to backs of hardworking Americans who are increasingly struggling to pay their bills as they find their work hours cut and earnings plunge because of ObamaCare.
With Hillary scheduled to collect $225,000 from the University of Nevada for a speaking engagement in October and the Clinton Foundation’s refusal to release its financial records, likely because of the enormous sums the foundation wastes on hotel bills, dinners, travel expenses and other luxuries that have nothing to do with charity, the Clintons have taken shaking down ordinary folk for cash to new heights.
Clinton told Gregory that the “real issue” facing presidential candidates shouldn’t be how much money they have, but whether they are “out of touch”. Considering that Clinton is scheduled to receive $950,000 in federal money in 2014 alone, I would say “out of touch” doesn’t begin to cover Bill and Hillary Clinton’s attitude towards American taxpayers.
Originally posted at Political Kryptonite.