Tin Ear: Hillary Says She and Bubba Not 'Truly Well Off'
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Just days after Hillary Clinton claimed she and husband Bill left the White House in 2001 "dead broke," the 2016 Democratic frontrunner grew a second tin ear.
Pushing her new book "Hard Choices," the multimillionaire said in an interview with the Guardian newspaper published Saturday that Americans won't be all that worried about the $100 million nest egg the Clintons have built up through books and speeches.
"They don't see me as part of the problem," she said. "Because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we've done it through dint of hard work."
Businessinsider.com reports that "Clinton earned an $8 million advance for her 2003 book 'Living History' and her publisher is rumored to have paid 'significantly more for 'Hard Choices.' Additionally, Clinton reportedly earns $200,000 in speaking fees each time she makes a speech. Bill Clinton has reportedly made over $100 million in speaking fees since leaving office."
"Earlier this month, Clinton caused controversy when she said she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, were "dead broke" when he left the White House in 2000 and subsequently "struggled" to buy homes and pay for their daughter, Chelsea's, education. Chelsea Clinton's wealth also made headlines earlier this month after Politico reported she earned a $600,000 salary as a "special correspondent" for NBC News, a sum Business Insider noted seems to amount to $26,724 for each minute she was on air."
Some pundits think Hillary will bail before 2016, and some Democrats won't be sad to see her go. Right now, she is the Mitt Romney in the race -- a bona fide member of the 1 Percent. Will the 99 Percent really go for that? http://www.truthrevolt.org//news/tin-ear-hillary-says-she-and-bubba-not-truly-well