“I Don’t Feel Noways Tarred”

(Reuters) – Hillary Clinton, under pressure from the left wing of her Democratic Party to aggressively campaign against income inequality, voiced concern about the hefty paychecks of some corporate executives in an email to supporters.

Striking a populist note, Clinton, who announced on Sunday she was running for president in 2016, said American families were still facing financial hardship at a time “when the average CEO makes about 300 times what the average worker makes.” “I definitely see the push from the left wing, which I think is great,” said Jared Milrad, a Clinton supporter who appeared in a video launching her campaign for the presidency.

Milrad said he saw the populist rhetoric as a sign that Clinton “has been listening” to backers such as himself who want her to embrace some of the economic policies pushed by Senator Elizabeth Warren, a hero of liberal Democrats. Warren favors tighter regulation of big banks and a bolstering of the social safety net.

July 21 (Bloomberg) — Hillary Clinton has earned at least $12 million in 16 months since leaving the State Department, a windfall at odds with her party’s call to shrink the gap between the rich and the poor.

Clinton’s income since her resignation as secretary of state in February 2013 is derived mostly from her latest memoir, speeches and paid appearances at corporate retreats, according to an analysis of data compiled by Bloomberg.

At least 12 organizations that previously booked President Bill Clinton — who has been paid almost $106 million in speaking fees alone since he left the White House — also hired his wife. Among them: Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and the National Association of Realtors. Her earnings represent a fraction of the Clinton family’s total income and yet were large enough to rank her not only in the top 1 percent of the nation’s earners but in the top one-hundredth of the 1 percent.

Considering the choices we are faced with thus far, both left and right, Costa Rica is starting to look better and better.

  1. Ah_Yea says:

    Isn’t she then attacking herself? Clinton Foundation?

    Of course, sorrowfully, the public is so stupid they will believe her.

  2. Lucian says:

    What bridge was that taken at that needs Overhauling/Repair?..Oh wait All of them do!!

  3. MikeN says:

    It’s actually $300,000 a speech. Eight thousand of those and she will reach her goal of 2.5 billion to spend in the next election.

    “We need to fix our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all,” Hillary said during a roundtable at Kirkwood Community College.

  4. MikeN says:

    Under Hillary’s proposed Constitutional amendment, the government would have the power to regulate and ban blog posts like these, if they are under corporate ownership.

  5. Tom says:

    Regardless, I strongly believe that Hillary would make a much better President than anyone we have had in some time!

  6. Jeremiah's Johnson says:

    The fact that she’s even a viable candidate makes me weep for humanity.

    Enjoy life while you can for we are well and truly screwed.

    • Hmeyers says:

      She isn’t a viable candidate.

      Hillary will be studied as a test case in the future of how $2.5 billion in campaign can’t win if the candidate is horrible with no people skills.

      I explained to someone the other day how a generic Democrat like Biden or Warren could probably win the presidency easily, but how Hillary is doomed to lose.

      1) Young people mock her
      2) the media doesn’t like her
      3) Republicans who are so closed minded as to attack their own candidates for being too liberal or not passing 50 litmus tests will actually be energized and unified because they hate Hillary.

      Hillary gets mocked in the media every time she does something.

      This is an epic train wreck unfolding …

      • ± says:

        Your response reads exactly like something a typical D/R voter would think. I can hear you typing variations on the theme as reasons for why Obama would not get elected (not saying here that you did).

        That fact is that it is totally irrelevant whether she is elected or not. R/Ds are sinking the ship. You can’t understand how silly it looks to those who try to hire others to (possibly) make a change when most everyone else is arguing how the deck chairs should be arranged.

        • Hmeyers says:

          In 2008, I was saying from day 1 how Obama was going to beat Hillary and how John McCain was an incompetent old boob that was going to lose.

          You can Google this blog for the comments.

          • ± says:

            I believe you. So I’m wrong about that.

            So what? The country is going to fail because of people who hire D/Rs.

          • Jeremiah's Johnson says:

            Obama is actively McCains fault. He chose not to call him out. I think he did it on purpose as revenge for the GOP picking GW over him when it was his turn.

      • Jeremiah's Johnson says:

        I truly hope you’re right. One bright spot is that the MSM does seem to be willing to criticize her. That never happened with bHo.

  7. Hmeyers says:

    @ +/- guy

    “The country is going to fail because of people who hire D/Rs.”

    Maybe. But humans have been stumbling over their own feet for 10,000 years.

    The odd property of humans is that we are never able to obtain forward inertia.

    Give a human success and watch everything that made that human great disappear and watch their children become lazy and complacent each successive generation.

    This means the most successful humans are less likely to have children of similar talent.

    The effect of wealth and prosperity on humans is deleterious.

    So we have to perpetually fight and struggle against the weaknesses of our own nature again and again and again …

  8. MikeN says:

    Something’s up. She brings in fake ‘ordinary Americans’ from outside for a photo-op at the college where the Secret Service locked students in their classrooms, and to the cafe for a ‘chat with real Americans’. OK, maybe that sort of thing is common. Then one of the campaign staffers talked about it? Are they trying to make this a big story, or is Obama putting moles in to tank the campaign?

  9. Jeremiah's Johnson says:

    Something’s always up when a Clinton is involved.

  10. Dwight E. Howell says:

    Does anybody think that the people paying those huge speaking fees aren’t doing it in an effort to buy influence? According to their tax records in some yrs the Clinton Foundation spent as little as 8% of revenue on helping the needy or that’s what a Democrat said. He also called it a slush fund. I certainly don’t consider it to be a charity but then Adam Curry figured that out yrs ago. Bill and Hillary can say, “I’m not a crook.” all they want to. I can’t stomach them.


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