Hillary Clinton professes to want to be the next leader of America. In an act of transparency, she’s released the famous couple’s tax filings from 2007-2014.
During that period they reported earnings of $139 million. Trying to dampen the hugeness of such a large number in the eyes of average Americans they quickly added that they’d given almost $15 million to charity during that time.
Spoiler alert: As Paul Harvey would say, “Here’s the rest of the story.” All but $200,000 of those charitable donations went to the Clinton Family Foundation. While their foundation contributes to charitable works it also picks up the tab for the Clinton clan’s travel and other expenses.
In addition it’s functioned as a jobs program and financial backer for various Clinton operatives, whether scrupulous or otherwise.
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This is like having your cake and eating it, too. That’s a whole lot of cake to swallow.