Sunday, May 17, 2015
Yep, She Is Just Like Us
From ABC News: Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton reported Friday that they earned more than $30 million combined in speaking fees and book royalties since January 2014, putting them firmly within the upper echelon of American earners as the former secretary of state seeks the White House again.
Clinton's presidential campaign reported the income in a personal financial disclosure report filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday night. The report, required of every candidate for the White House, showed the couple amassed more than $25 million in speaking fees and Hillary Clinton earned more than $5 million from her 2014 memoir, "Hard Choices."
The earnings put the couple in the top one-tenth of 1 percent of all Americans.
While Clinton has begun her second campaign for president by casting herself as a champion for middle-class voters, she's long drawn criticism from Republicans about the wealth she and Bill Clinton have generated since he left the White House. That includes their ability to command six-figure fees for delivering speeches to corporations and trade groups, which the report lists in detail. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/clintons-report-making-25m-speeches-jan-2014-31083330
$30,000,000 in just over a year.
Hillary... just like us... if we were one of the 1%ers.