Letters to the Editor

False claims

Pete Hill gave us another load of conservative BS, when he said the Clinton Foundation gives only 10 percent of it’s money to charity. Fox Fake News, Rush Windbag, Reince Priebus, World Net Daily and Carly Fiorina have all made similar statements, with the amounts ranging from 10 percent to 20 percent.

PolitiFact has rated most of their claims as false or mostly false. CharityWatch says 88 percent of the Clinton Foundation’s money goes to it’s charitable mission and 12 percent goes to expenses. They received an “A” rating from CharityWatch for 2016. The Clinton Foundation is a public charity and it’s operations and regulations are different from many other Foundations. Conservative critics do not understand this nor do they want to.

Slimeing the Clintons is nothing new for Republicans. Their party leaders have wasted over $100 million of our tax dollars investigating the Clintons since the 90s. Look for them to waste another $20 million during Hillary’s first term. Too bad their energy isn’t focused on passing good legislation for this country. It hasn’t been for many years. Their primary concerns are obstructing Democrats, tax cuts for the wealthy and wage cuts for workers.

Gene Robke, Carlyle

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