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"Not Truly Well Off": Bill Clinton Was Paid $105 Million For 542 Speeches Since 2001

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In Hillary Clinton's attempt to seem "one of the people", she made the public relations debacle of portraying herself as "dead broke" at the time she and Bill Clinton left the White House. Of course, the reason this attempt at populist pandering backfired (certainly not helped by her daughter's just as mistimed quote that she "Was Curious If She Could Care About Money And Couldn't", an expected outcome considering such boondoggles as a $600,000 NBC job for doing, well, something, and being married to a hedge fund manager) is because as is well-known, even the least educated American, the bulk of wealth American president families accrue is not while in office but after, when they hit the speaking/book publishing circuit.

This is just what WaPo found when it conducted a review of the Clintons’ federal financial disclosure: it found that Bill was paid $104.9 million for delivering 542 speeches around the world between January 2001 and January 2013, when Hillary left her job as secretary of state.

From WaPo:

Over seven frenetic days, Bill Clinton addressed corporate executives in Switzerland and Denmark, an investors’ group in Sweden and a cluster of business and political leaders in Austria. The former president wrapped up his European trip in the triumphant Spanish Hall at Prague Castle, where he shared his thoughts on energy to a Czech business summit.

His pay: $1.4 million.

That lucrative week in May 2012 offers a glimpse into the way Clinton has leveraged his global popularity into a personal fortune. Starting just two weeks after exiting the Oval Office, Clinton has delivered hundreds of paid speeches, lifting a family that was “dead broke,” as wife Hillary Rodham Clinton phrased it earlier this month, to a point of such extraordinary wealth that it is now seen as a potential political liability if she runs for president in 2016.

Visually (for the full interactive chart annotating each speech, click here).

Who paid?

Although slightly more than half of his appearances were in the United States, the majority of his speaking income, $56.3 million, came from foreign speeches, many of them in China, Japan, Canada and the United Kingdom, the Post review found.

The financial industry has been Clinton’s most frequent sponsor. The Post review showed that Wall Street banks and other financial services firms have hired Clinton for at least 102 appearances and paid him a total of $19.6 million.

Visually:

Bill Clinton: Wall Street's motivational speaker?

“He’s a stud,” said Anthony Scaramucci, founder of SkyBridge Capital, which paid Clinton $175,000 to address its annual investment conference in 2010. Clinton’s speech at the Las Vegas confab was so riveting, Scaramucci said, “there was nobody at the Bellagio cabana sunning himself when President Clinton was in the ballroom speaking.”

One of Clinton's biggest fans: Goldman Sachs has hired Bill Clinton for eight speeches over the years totaling $1.35 million, many of them client meetings in such locales as Paris, Phoenix, and the South Carolina beach resort of Kiawah Island.

Goldman also has paid Hillary Clinton: She addressed tech entrepreneurs in Arizona last fall and women in finance in New York this year.

 

“President Clinton’s always interesting, but there’s a lot more demand right now for her because she just came out of government and people want to hear about that, whether it’s Iran or Russia or the big challenges she’s faced, and about the dysfunction in Washington,” said a Goldman executive who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal thinking.

Aside from money, what does Clinton get out of it?

“It makes me feel like I’m president again,” Clinton said in 2012 as he looked out at a large convention crowd at the National Retail Federation, which paid him $200,000. Clinton shared advice with the retailers passed down from his mother: “When I wanted to be a musician, I was not very good for years, and she just kept beating up on me and she said, ‘You just can’t quit.’ ”

 

In his addresses, Bill Clinton speaks about policy issues of the moment, domestic and foreign, and tailors his remarks to the business interests of his sponsors. He often speaks without notes and keeps his audiences in rapt attention, playfully answering questions and dispensing pearls of wisdom from his White House years or childhood in Arkansas.

The people willing to pay Clinton to speak surpasses even those happy to pay Bernanke some $200,000 per speech.

Although many former presidents hit the speaking circuit in retirement, Bill Clinton’s staying power has been unusual. His busiest year on record was 2012, when he gave 72 paid speeches and earned $16.3 million, according to The Post’s review.  “I’m shocked that people still want me to come give talks,” Clinton said this week, appearing to feign modesty in an interview with NBC’s David Gregory.

Curiously the older Clinton has gotten, the more he has been paid for every speech:

Clinton is hardly alone in milking the speaking tour:

Other former presidents also have stirred controversy with their paid speeches. Shortly after leaving office in 1989, Ronald Reagan received $2 million for addressing business executives in Tokyo at a time when the United States had an acrimonious trade dispute with Japan. George H.W. Bush made millions of dollars speaking to corporate groups around the world, as has George W. Bush, who in 2011 addressed, among others, financial firms caught up in scandal.

Which is great: after all this is what capitalism is all about - we would be the last to begrudge the Clintons their wealth if it was obtained legally and through hard speaking work (we certainly fail to see what insight one gleans from a Clinton speech for $200,000 but that's a different story). However, with a bank account that is now well over the $100 million mark, a fact known by everyone, trying desperately to pass off as being "not truly well off" and one of the 99.9% simply won't fly. The only question now is whether it is too late for Hillary to pivot back to the real world, where she and the person on the street, have absolutely nothing in common. Sadly for her, that may well mark the end of her presidential chances. That's ok though: with several million to burn, we are confident she will find other well-paid distractions in which to bury her sorrows.

 

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Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:37 | 4901891 RevRex
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Hillary is a lying kunt

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:42 | 4901913 lordylord
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And libtards still think Clinton and the dems gave us a surplus.  The only surplus seems to have went directly to Clinton.

Obligatory republicans suck too.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:53 | 4901973 NoDebt
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Dead broke, spiritually broke, morally broke, what difference could it possibly make now?

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:58 | 4901990 Pure Evil
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The 'R' in Hillary R. Clinton really stands for Reptilian.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:08 | 4902037 MillionDollarBogus_
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In my organization and circle of friends, they would not be well off.

She is correct.

 

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:09 | 4902044 El Oregonian
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She still thinks she lives in the 80's when the internet, founded by her husband's Vice P. apparently (according to him), was not widely available, and the B.S. meter was only a figment of one's own imagination.

Hey Clintonista's, WAKE UP!!! Your living room curtains are pulled open and we can all see the rotting contents of a delutional pair of conniving psychopaths.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:35 | 4902142 cifo
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$193k/hour.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:36 | 4902148 strannick
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"The very rich, they're not like you and me".

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:12 | 4902546 RaceToTheBottom
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I guess they made good choices....LOL

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:45 | 4902925 SumTing Wong
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Anyone else willing to try to be Hillary's "not truly well off"? Oh, and MDB's? I'd give it a shot for a few days...just like in Brewster's Millions.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:32 | 4902388 NotApplicable
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Neilsen Ratings still prove otherwise.

Besides, every bit of info that you know, is someone else's disinfo, and vice-versa. And for them, that's all that truly matters. Sound-bytes are not capable of being undermined without a much greater interest than it takes to absorb a sound-byte.

How else could Obummer be openly arming Al-CIAduh in Syria so they can invade Iraq with such impunity? All it took was a single sound-byte to rename them as ISIS.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:11 | 4902055 nope-1004
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Billary = Liars.  Pay to hear him lie?  Don't ppl have better things to do?

 

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:06 | 4902293 Hopeless for Change
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No.

oops... that was a rhetorical question, wasn't it...

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:12 | 4902057 SumTing Wong
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Come on, the Clintons don't have any money left. BillyBob spent it helping the economies around the world...i.e. on hookers and blow!

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:58 | 4901993 Oh regional Indian
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Wonder how many people paying all that money to watch his huge lips flap know/knew of the goings on in Arkansas at every level....

Drugs etc...yes, but perhaps the most egregious was the AIDS tainted blood from Ark prisons during Slick Willy's term....

Basically spread AIDS to the world....

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/blood-tales-and-time-for-a-ch...

 

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:20 | 4902091 WillyGroper
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All of 'em.

Buying favors for their coffers.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:09 | 4902306 Libertarian777
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exactly. People don't understand, if you blow up a big enough bubble and people pay taxes on that bubble then yes you can run a surplus.

15 years later and we're still paying the price (housing bubble was in direct response to dot bomb).

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:54 | 4901979 erkme73
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And seeing as they both have life-long secret service security details - which I'm sure scout out all possible hazards in advance of their trips - WTF is this costing taxpayers???

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:31 | 4902130 NOTW777
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how much of this $ was paid by enemies of the US?

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:00 | 4902270 rehypothecator
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All of it?  For starters, the largest component was from the financial industry, enemies of freedom and property rights across the globe. 

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:44 | 4902178 ZH Snob
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it might be a nice gesture to pass the hat around for these unfortunate public servants. 

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:38 | 4902405 dogfish
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I feel his pain!

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:09 | 4902303 ceilidh_trail
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arkancide.com

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:29 | 4902377 NEKO
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Monica in the mouth, and the US in the arse,  Thanks Bill.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:38 | 4901892 Sudden Debt
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is that now the median salary in America? No wonder all those mexicans are jumping the fence...

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:57 | 4901984 lordylord
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"No wonder all those mexicans are jumping the fence..."

I hear Pelosi is going to greet illegals coming across the border.  I expect many of them to turn back and run away when they see her retched face. 

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:05 | 4902022 Sudden Debt
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She is in need of a babysitter, a gardener and a poolboy.

So where else would you go to find those on the cheap? Yep... the meatmarkets.

 

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:00 | 4902265 thamnosma
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She should be arrested by the citizens living along the border.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:53 | 4901893 Mercury
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My how far our political class has progressed past humility and dignity since Harry Truman was obliged to take out a loan after leaving office.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_S._Truman#Post-presidency

 

Here's what public servants exclaim today the moment they win an election.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:38 | 4901894 suteibu
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That's some high dollar bullshit there.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:02 | 4902007 wrs1
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More is paid to watch Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger even though neither is believable as an action hero.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:38 | 4901895 JRobby
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Just a regular guy. I guess somone picked up his airfare and hotel to get him to the Bilderberger "conference"?

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:40 | 4901898 wrs1
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Actually, Bill Clinton is probably worth the money.  How much is the stutter, stumble monkey making?

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:13 | 4902067 nope-1004
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Two monkeys

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:14 | 4902071 ebworthen
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Clinton is a talented bullshitter who could talk for two hours without one note or teleprompter; he's a liar, a lawyer, and actor - the consummate politician. 

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:32 | 4902133 wrs1
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Yeah but that is what motivational speakers are all about. So this is my point, he is well worth what they pay.  Can you imagine staying awake through two hours of Bernanke?  Or how about Bush?  Did you make any mistakes in your Presidency?  He would spend the entire two hours trying to think of one since he doesn't think so well on the spot.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:01 | 4902276 ebworthen
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Yes, the human species seems fascinated by psychopaths; no coincidence Goldman Slacks likes him.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:40 | 4901901 BrigstockBoy
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Isn't the word "pivot" just a euphemism for lie?

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:40 | 4901902 i_call_you_my_base
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What a whore.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:04 | 4902016 Pure Evil
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Almost on the level of a crack whore.

You'd think after signing into law the demise of Glass-Steagle Billie Bob Clinton would have earned better speaking fees from Wall Street banks and other financial services firms.

19.6 million seems a measly payoff for allowing the Wall Street boys to destroy the financial markets and set themselves up to receive billions in backdoor bailouts from the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:02 | 4902278 thamnosma
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That's assuming all he's been paid is known.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:40 | 4901904 Sudden Debt
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HOW TO fuck your intern FOR DUMMIES

 

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:10 | 4902312 Libertarian777
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"i did not have sex with that woman"

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:41 | 4901906 SaulRosenberg
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BUT HE HAD $120 MILLION IN DEBTS/EXPENSES....so in actuality, he's broker than all of us! I pity him....  :'(

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:43 | 4901917 CPL
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That just means he should have been doing something else instead of bleeding out money like that, and by that rationale he would have been further ahead working at McDonalds instead of touring.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:47 | 4901941 Sudden Debt
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I've heard they only put half a ounce of beluga caviar on their toasts in their private jet since their finances went down.

must be rough... now they need to eat twice a many toasts...

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:51 | 4901960 Dr. Engali
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Since he was paid in a debt based fiat currency which is nothing more than an IOU, it's actually worse than that.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:11 | 4902049 Pure Evil
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Well, as we all know, a measly 100 Million won't even get you five minutes with Becky in a tub with bubbles.

Just ask Warren.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:39 | 4902160 StychoKiller
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Hey, Bubbles don't do threesomes for peanuts!

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:41 | 4901908 JenkinsLane
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It takes a village.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:50 | 4901963 Colonel Klink
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And that village is missing they're lying, sub-human, ugly, fat, cankled cunt.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:41 | 4901909 insanelysane
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I'm sure he donated a bunch and is personally overseeing the Haiti Earthquake Relief efforts so it makes it all good.  He has too much integrity to use a natural disaster to pad his own wallet.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:42 | 4901911 youngman
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Bill is coming down to Colombia again for a conference....I am sure he will be dated up....lol...a Colombian quickie..

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:49 | 4901955 JRobby
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Sounds yummy

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:14 | 4902070 Pure Evil
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Hopefully, he won't be dating the same man whores President Obama had visit him in the middle of the night.

But, I'm sure even ole Arkansas Hill Billy Bob won't pass up any Spanish Fly Transgenders.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:45 | 4901923 Awakened Sheeple
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Haha first the msm throws Obummer under the bus and now The Post turns on Hitlery.

So it needs to be asked: Why?

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:45 | 4901934 RacerX
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or they could be airing all this stuff early to make it less relevant during the campaign.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:05 | 4902020 corporatewhore
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Flush all the bad news out and do it quickly. Dismiss it as meaningless, not relevant, outdated.  Similar to all the Friday night dumps of news after the evening news had completed its airing.  This is a feint by the press to fool you that they have no bias.

You will never beat the grifters at their finest hour.  This is all calculated and well coordinated and well planned.

She is the one deigned to be the next President.  Only a major blow up will defeat her or cause her to lose the nomination.

Warren is the only other option for this bloated democratic party

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:05 | 4902285 thamnosma
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I have seen Elizabeth Warren 2016 bumper stickers and I'm in California.  Our first "Native American" president and a squaw to boot.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:20 | 4902343 NotApplicable
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Yep, by the time it matters, all of this will be "old news" and the sheeple... well, they've got to vote for somebody.

Somebody that's "electable," that is.

Besides, this helps the whole divide and conquer strategy by firing up the beaten-down Republicans.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:09 | 4902039 Oldwood
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Chaos. All authority must be disparaged so they can take more control.I know it doesn't make sense but it works. Ask Alinsky

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:31 | 4902132 Awakened Sheeple
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I'll buy they might be trying to manage perception but at this point, why bother? Noone is buying their BS anymore (or her book). The Oligarchy is deluded. Now we have zombie propaganda to go along with the banks and economy.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:47 | 4902198 corporatewhore
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tell that to all the morons who still have the obama 08 stickers on their cars or on their t-shirts.  they constitute 50.6 or whatever of the population .  not that the 49.4 constitute having any brains either

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:08 | 4902296 thamnosma
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It is difficult for me not to cuss out every single driver I see with those stickers.  Many have both the 08 and the 12 stickers.  Or just cover their asses with "I'm a parasite" stickers.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:24 | 4902360 NotApplicable
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Here in State U. town, I'm amazed at how often I get cut off in traffic by people who have the "Coexist" bumper sticker. Like most political memes, it seems to apply to everyone... except the owner.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:43 | 4901924 ss123
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After

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:44 | 4901926 kowalli
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liberty and democracy in USA - what' a joke...

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:00 | 4901935 Itchy and Scratchy
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The totally infected  USA neo-facist state!

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:47 | 4901937 Rainman
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Barry will call and raise him another 100 million by 2020. Just behind Bubba, Barry's the 2nd bestest black friend Wall Street ever had.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:46 | 4901938 Dr. Engali
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Of course wallstreet love this prick. He gave them NAFTA and the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999, which repealed Glass-Steagall. Fucking assholes.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:50 | 4901962 Rainman
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+1....and then he signs the Commodity Futures Modernization Act 2000 on his way out the Oval office door. These were the twin towers of worldwide financial destruction.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:51 | 4901966 NoDebt
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Thank you.  Glad somebody else remembers who knocked the last legs of restraint out from under our financial system.   

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:09 | 4902045 Dr. Engali
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The bastards in Washington did the largest portion of the selling out of our country while they distracted the sheep with a phony impeachment. Does anybody really believe they would impeach a president over a fucking blowjob?

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:09 | 4902301 rehypothecator
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It wasn't about the blowjob, it was about witness tampering, perjury and other criminal charges. But, the media's narritive was certainly that it was about a blowjob, I'll give you that.  

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:09 | 4902309 thamnosma
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I suppose not but we pretty much know he's a serial rapist as well.   Would love to know the truth about his crimes.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:25 | 4902368 NotApplicable
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Not me. I prefer breathing.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:47 | 4901944 UTICA CLUB XX PURE
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Child molester & fucking ass hole.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:47 | 4901945 q99x2
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Arrest the globalists for treason. Some of that money is from my job that they gave to the Chinese.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:47 | 4901947 JailBank
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I tried to care about money, but I couldn't. Then I took a bath in virgins blood, and threw hundred dollar bills at poor people.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:48 | 4901950 Bill of Rights
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Clinton's are a bunch of scam artists IE: "We are one of you" sure you are.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:00 | 4902000 Sudden Debt
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If you make 100 million a year by giving speeches, than you are "you". Otherwise you are "those" or "them".

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:05 | 4901953 tony wilson
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she is

dead

just

because the dried up husk lives

does not mean it is not the walking dead.

requiring blood lots of it.

 

she is broke

as in broke back faggot mountain

as in empty of spirit

a broken vacuum chamber some flecs of dandruff and skin flakes floating around

sometimes a groan or a manic chuckle heard.

a  pit a worm hole door way to saturnic  hell.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:49 | 4901954 F.A. Hayek
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The rate of pay for perjuring rapists is evidently pretty good these days.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:19 | 4901961 Itchy and Scratchy
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Clintons: Totally 'dead broke' of values, virtue, & morality!

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:51 | 4901968 Seasmoke
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Wonder if they drop them cash at a small Arkansas airport, in the middle of night ??

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:01 | 4902006 sdmjake
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Probably drop off the duffel-bags-o-cash at the MENA airport...

( http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/the_crimes_of_mena.htm )

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:03 | 4901976 Itchy and Scratchy
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Just another pathetic chapter of the parasitical leadership of our day!

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:08 | 4902026 El Oregonian
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Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:07 | 4902028 Duc888
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Paid for speeches = Professional bullshitter as compared to Billybobjoeraypigfukker wearing a wife beater blathering on in a bar after a B league (beer league) softball game.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:08 | 4902038 mountgirnar
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You are all missing the point.... check out how much the Clinton Libary has raised. 

Busy, busy fund raisers.  All those stops in Kazaksthan, etc. 

Then, contrast perhaps for fun this monring, just think about the amounts of money that say the Mexican President was called down upon.

Upon furhter reflection ask yourself: "From whence did Hil and Bil come from?"

Answer: "Arkansas.

Then, ask who was the richest man in Arkansas...?

Answer:  "Sam Walton"

Upon even more reflection ask yourself the question: "Whom is the first preseidnet to ever come from Arkansas?   Eg.  "Hope(less), Arkansas"

Finally, ask: "Whom was it that began to sell heaps and heaps of Chinese goods in American 1992-1999?"

Answer:  "WalMart"

Finally, and lastly jusat who was it that was on the WalMart board who lived in Washington 1992-1999?"

Answer:  "Hil"

                      Ah, America. The greatest place in the world, and the happy story of American's first family of graft. 

 

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:12 | 4902059 Oldwood
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All the devil ever asks for is our soul.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:10 | 4902048 Walt D.
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$100 million is a huge amount of money. However, that does not place them in the same league as Michael Bloomberg, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, let alone Laryy Ellison or Donald Trump. If you have $100 million buying a $30 million estate is a big decision. If you have $10 billion it is not a big decision. On $100 million, you will not be able to afford a Gulfsteam G650 at $75 million. If you have $10 billion, it is a drop in the bucket.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:23 | 4902072 Itchy and Scratchy
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It's lots of YOUR tax paying dollars ... for giving 'speeches!'

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:14 | 4902074 Oldwood
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Its not how much money you have, its what you are willing to do to get it. There are people who will kill you for ten dollars. There are people of incredible wealth that have contributed to society in unmeasurable ways. And then there are the Clintons.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:15 | 4902073 Frostfan1
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Yeah, well, they must have paid hookers at least $40 or $50 mill since and since that's after taxes, they REAALLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYYY   NEED THAT BOOK ADVANCE MONEY!!!!!!

Oh, and don't forget Chelsea's wedding to the starving artist cuz u know she can't care about money even though she tried LOL!!!!

 

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:16 | 4902079 Oldwood
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If we are looking at politicians and their breed for examples of integrity, we will be forever disappointed.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:17 | 4902082 WillyGroper
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"He's a Stud

WTF?

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:33 | 4902848 sondernauch
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Shows you the mind set of those who worship Billary. Total whack jobs.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:19 | 4902085 Itchy and Scratchy
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Amazing that (Tax Paying) America let a freak show like this pair destroy a once great country! Incredible!

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:29 | 4902090 DarthVaderMentor
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The entire Clinton family (and I now include their daughter in it) is nothing but a greedy, scamming, money grubbing brand sucking up the money from liberal sheeple. Although Benghazi is the premiere scandal showing her ineptness as a public servant political leader, there will be others soon to come out that will make it pale in comparison. Bill's mark on history is yet to emerge because we still don't know what happened to many of the nuclear devices he tried to hand over back to the Russians in the Ukraine.

Go to Washington not to serve but to have your government service give you fame and then (like Gore, Reagan and others) cash in on your fame via books and speeches. Oh, and avoid estate taxes by making your idolizing sheeple pay your daughter a big salary for nothing after the government paid for her college degree at an Ivy League overpriced school.

 

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:26 | 4902096 sleigher
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That one's ya'lls kansas, 'dis ones are kansas.

 

"It's a big club and you ain't in it.  Hopefully you'll believe I'm not either."  -Hillary

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:23 | 4902097 Danno Anderson
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How much did Mark Rich 'donate' to Clinton ?  Above the table, not under.   You know, the billionaire commodity fugitive who was given a Presidential pardon on Clinton's last day in office. 

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:46 | 4902436 B2u
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Don't forget Marc Rich donated his wife Denise Rich too.  Slick Willie had to get some real pussy.  

https://www.google.com/search?q=Denise+Rich&oq=Denise+Rich&aqs=chrome..6...

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:23 | 4902099 F em all but 6
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Absolute proof that this nation is ultimately doomed

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:25 | 4902102 Itchy and Scratchy
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Enuf to make a grown man cry brother!

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:27 | 4902104 Itchy and Scratchy
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Joining a long list of empires that expired after 250 years of domination!

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:26 | 4902107 BeetleBailey
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Why no whack job has not taken out these two pieces of shit is a bloody, god damned miracle....

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:36 | 4902149 BeerMe
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Because they are globalists.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:26 | 4902110 Oldwood
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Those that seek the ultimate power and control will not hesitate to sacrifice anyone, including the Clintons or Obama, to advance their agenda. The more our leaders are demonstrated as corrupt and inept, the more desperate we will become for someone, anyone, to take control...to save us from the increasingly more obvious peril we face. Obama has attempted to step into this void and while having some success, has not been able to pull it off. Our economy has held on longer than they had anticipated, even after their deliberately destructive policies have been put upon it.

So, the collapse must be catalyzed, heat applied to cause significant reaction. This will require more sacrifice from our puppets. The question is; what will be the required level of destruction before this can take place, and who will be the "savior", the person who will be precipitated as the ONLY ONE to save us.

Interesting to watch or own "death". All we need is more morphine to dull the pain as we "transition" to our higher level of existence.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:29 | 4902122 Cow
Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:30 | 4902127 Max Cynical
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Grifters...

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:38 | 4902154 BeerMe
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“President Clinton’s always interesting, but there’s a lot more demand right now for her because she just came out of government and people want to hear about that, whether it’s Iran or Russia or the big challenges she’s faced, and about the dysfunction in Washington,

 

Umm...What?  Goldman is projecting again.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:49 | 4902446 Comte d'herblay
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As a significant part of that Dysfunction, he or she are hardly the most objective to call on.  No, those who lust for her and him are like crack addicts, not caring if taking in more of their bullshit is bad for their health.

Or they are so hateful of anyone NOT them, that their only choice is to show up as being "Anti-nonclintons".

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:38 | 4902156 Itchy and Scratchy
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What is incredibley depressing & disgusting is that this infected leadership continues to give instruction to the bright & young serving 'their country' & sacrificing their lives while these monkees & insects are filling their pockets!

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:39 | 4902159 Puncher75
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When telling the truth, or lying, is a choice with equal outcomes, these people are more comfortable with lying.  They are pathological scum

 

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:48 | 4902204 paint it red ca...
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They present a bad image for all pathological scum.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:44 | 4902176 paint it red ca...
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Dues for bill's globalist country club must be pretty expensive.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:45 | 4902187 Felix da Kat
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Averages out to $193K per talk. Obama will make $10 to 20 million a year for his ex-prez talks. And times 30 or 35 active years on the circuit, he'll be given (not earned) well in excess of $250,000,000.00  (a quarter effin billion). And no one will dare intervene.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:50 | 4902216 paint it red ca...
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I hope he has the opportunity to spend it all in the Leavenworth commissary.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:53 | 4902233 overmedicatedun...
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let us not forget bill and hill's charity organization, seems they too think they can spend money for charity better than .gov, tip of hat to bill gates and his buddy warren.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:29 | 4902378 Felix da Kat
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Just velleity, Jack.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:11 | 4902313 syntaxterror
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Nobody wants to hear that pouty faggot. Sorry.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:27 | 4902373 Felix da Kat
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Guess again.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:57 | 4903250 syntaxterror
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The Free Shit Army won't give a shit about this fraud once he's evicted. Europe realizes he's a failure. Every American I talk to hates the POS. Am I missing anyone?

 

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:55 | 4902242 MedicalQuack
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It's funny that Bill Clinton is making all this money and nobody would care if the Clintons were not cyring poor, but Bill Clinton is also gettng tired of being click bait for the news...well, if you make speeches and get paid well, the media will use you as click baite over and over.

http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/2014/04/bill-clinton-states-hes-tired-of-...

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:58 | 4902258 pupdog1
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These speeches, like the Hildabeast's multimillion dollar book deal for a POS book, are back-end graft.

Luckily, the Hildabeast is getting caught up in her own sociopathic record--the public ain't buying her bullshit any more.

 

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:22 | 4902354 realitybiter
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How much would these financial institutions pay Bill if he had vetoed Gram-Leachy?  aka repeal of Glass Steagal...zero...

This is all just payola....whom in their right mind would pay to listen to a prolific liar who admits to humping fat chicks in his office which taxpayers paid the rent for?

 

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:01 | 4902275 Agent P
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She could be rich or poor, I still wouldn't vote for her. 

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:09 | 4902307 syntaxterror
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Barack is going to be doing the rounds at a lot of Gay Pride events after he's booted out. Not sure he'll be be able to pull in coin like Cigar Boy.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:10 | 4902311 Itchy and Scratchy
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If you read the history books this is exactly how all the once great empires sadly came to an end! Nothing new here!

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:24 | 4902361 yellowsub
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I can see why Chelsea doesn't love money...

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:29 | 4902372 NEKO
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:-)

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:38 | 4902407 alexcojones
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By contrast to William "Jefferson" Clinton,

Thomas Jefferson went bankrupt and lost his house.

Jefferson Bankruptcy : The Colonial Williamsburg Official
Fri, 06/27/2014 - 16:34 | 4903343 are we there yet
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But Thomas Jefferson kept his honor and good name. Back then honor was worth more.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:59 | 4902496 Bemused Observer
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I have more respect for a wealthy person who says stupid shit but at least admits they are in a privileged place than I do for someone who insults my intelligence by trying to come off as "one of you".

That pair is such a turn-off. And though I'm definitely on the left side of the spectrum, I develop an eye twitch when I hear Dems talk about her like it's a given, and how she's so pro-woman, etc.

If they are counting on the 'female vote', they just may be disappointed. This country is in no mood for anyone's bullshit, nor is anyone getting brownie points just for being female. The Dems elected the first black President, but that doesn't mean we are working our way down a list of "firsts"...She might try to become the first REPUBLICAN woman President. I'm thinking she'd feel more at home there anyway...

Maybe this time we'll just stick with the old white guy thing. Although it would be funny to run a gay guy against her and have her lose yet again...first to the black man, then to a gay guy. "Yeah Hillary, we WOULD like a woman President, just not YOU."

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:48 | 4902659 F.A. Hayek
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You'll get more than an eye twitch after you read these stories. Note also that the University of Arkansas is trying to get the interview tapes banned from use by the Free Beacon. A defender of women's rights? Only if it serves her own destructive and personal self interests.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/06/hillary-clinton-dogged-by-1975-rape-case/

http://freebeacon.com/columns/hillarys-people/

 

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 19:37 | 4904287 Bemused Observer
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They all act like that, but it KILLS me that she is portrayed as the white knight who is going to fix things.

It's not even the positions she takes. What it IS is the insult to my intelligence by pretending she is somehow different from all the others, and that a victory for her is somehow deserved. "Oh, she was denied her chance back in 2008"...ummm, NO, she wasn't denied her chance, she fucking LOST! That's what its called, losing an election. Not being robbed of your entitled position.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:40 | 4902640 Yancey Ward
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Bill's speaking fees supplements Hillary's squeegee money.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 15:14 | 4903324 are we there yet
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I do not understand your anology. Squeegee money is slang for pocket change for washing cars. Are you saying that Hillary is paid many times the $105 million of her simi husband? Or that Bill clinton is pimped out and unmanly and gives all of his money to his Hillary pimp? Or that Hillary is the money laundry lady.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:03 | 4902722 mrmister
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That depends on what your definition of the word "is"...is.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:04 | 4902725 Raging Debate
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I can't remember the exact figure but when Clinton left the white houses I believe net worth was closer to $3 M. That would still not be broke in almost anybody's book. I could retire comfortably on that.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:28 | 4902825 sondernauch
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The problem goes very, very deep. What kind of country puts GW, Clinton, and Obanana in charge?

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:36 | 4903153 MrBoompi
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As ridiculous as her comments were, they won't prevent her from being the next president.  The loudest complainers would never vote for her anyway.  Regardless of how much the right wing hates her, she is more like them than they'll ever admit.  The Clintons are pals of Wall St, the corporate oligarchs, and the pentagon, the same folks who GOP candidates will bow down to.  $20 million in speaking fees from the financial sector for Bill's fees is a very small price to pay considering what he did for them by repealing Glass-Steagal and signing the Commodities Futures Modernization Act, which probably added hundreds of billions if not trillions to bankers pockets.

Hillary is a bad choice for the US, but that's because she is now a conservative at heart, no different from Obama and most of the others before him.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 15:05 | 4903288 are we there yet
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Buying influence, bribery, insider access, deeply padded book deals, hyper inflated lecture fees, sweetheart insider deals. soft pac campaign contributions. Each decade congress is more corrupt than the one before.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 15:05 | 4903294 ncdirtdigger
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I guess trading cattle futures doesn't pay what it used to.

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