Saturday, March 14, 2015

Hillary's In It For The Money

Peggy Noonan recently wrote a very discerning article in the Wall Street Journal titled Hillary Seems Tired, Not Hungry. In it, Noonan details how Hillary's response to the email scandal seemed half-hearted.  According to Noonan, Hillary's comments were "...the thrown-together mess of someone who knew she was guilty of self-serving action".  And she's right.

Hillary doesn't care about being president. Nor does she care about serving the country. There's only one reason Hillary might run for office: Money.

Hillary only wants the money that comes with the presidency.  First, as president, she can live in the mansion that is the White House. Everything is paid for:  all the food, cooking, cleaning, dishes, furniture, utilities, travel, and entertainment.  *Everything* is paid for.  In addition, she would get the president's salary: at least $400,000 per year.  So all she has to do every morning is get up, sit through boring meetings, and then assign tasks to someone else.

Then there's the income after she's out.  First, the pension. She'll receive her entire salary for the rest of her life.  That's $500,000 per year.  Add in Bill's pension of $400,000 per year, and the two of them are collecting almost $1 Million per year in pension payments alone, all paid for by you and me.

$500,000 per hour:
Then, as the "first woman president", she can bump up her speaking fee from $300,000 per speech to $500,000 per speech. She could easily charge half-a-million-dollars for one speech. So if she gave two speeches per month she'd be pulling in $1 Million per month, which is $12 Million per year.  And she would, of course, have the payments made to the Clinton Foundation, so it would only be taxed at 5%. So she would collect $11,400,000 per year.  And that's on top of her pension and her other sources of income.

Don't let yourself be fooled. If Hillary runs for president, she's doing it for the money. She doesn't care about "women's rights" or minorities or anything else. Hillary cares about Hillary.  She's in it to get the big bucks so she can retire after four years, collect her $13 Million per year and spend the rest of her life swaggering in front of her uber-rich friends. Because when your life is as empty as Hillary's, you'll do anything to feel like you're important.

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