A Tenth of a Billion Dollars*

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    *How much the Clintons made over the last eight years.

    Nice work.

    So, obviously, this raises a lot of issues. I've got my favorites, like: Hillary says "but we didn't ask for Bush's tax cut," and Mrs. Joyce rightly points out that most of us who DON'T make as much as the Clintons COULD USE that cut. And so on.
     
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    Ok...So I am not so good at math but doesnt that break down to around just over 13 million a year? What the hell did they do to earn that?!?!?!?!
     
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    Bill must be out selling his ass, or maybe they're pimping Chelsea. Sure as hell not getting any money for Hillary......
     
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    ummmmm, let's see...they paid over 3o million in taxes and donated another 10.5 million to charity out of that money.... I'd say they pay well over their fair share in taxes and 10% in Charity and it doesn't look like they took advantage on any tax loopholes or the bush tax cut....paying around 33% of their gorss in taxes during the same period, whereas Teressa hines kerry only ended up paying 20% in income taxes which showed up when she had to show her income tax statments when Kerry was running....

    it is still a heck of alot of money imo!

    Till you look at something like this:

     
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    This type of arguement is freaking hillarious, someone makes a ton of money through the free market system. Because they made a ton of money they must have obtained it through sinister means and should be penalized through higher taxes. Lmao:rofl:
     
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    You should try that too, let us know how you make out. Seems like a really good idea and extremely pertinent point of view. Sure could help lots move out of poverty.
     
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    I thought the rich were to be admired without criticism. I mean, the whine in USMB is about them being taxed too much. :rofl:
     
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    Oh...that's only if the rich are repubs... dems can't possibly be admired under any circumstances. lol...

    But I do find it amusing that they've never talked about how much Daddy Bush or Karl Rove or any of their other boys have made on the lecture circuit. In fact, I recall Baby Bush saying that when he got done being president, he was going to refill "the coffers" by lecturing. (Funny the thought of him being paid to string words together, but there ya go!)

    Ah yeah, here's a link:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/sep/03/usa.edpilkington
     
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    Actually, who in God's name said Bill and Hillary made their money through sinister means....? not me.

    Are you drinking?

    :cuckoo:

    care
     
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    Well the fact is, is that she used Bush's tax cuts as a crutch to say, "We made this much, and we didn't want Bush's tax cuts, we didn't need Bush's Tax cuts..."

    Well she sure took them didn't she? That platform is about as retarded as her Battle in Bosnia. :cuckoo:
     

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