Clinton was asked whether she could be a credible champion for fighting income inequality in the United States despite her wealth.
“But they don’t see me as part of the problem,” she told the paper, “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.”
At $100 mil, the Clintons aren’t “truly well off”. They don’t even have a billion. And by hard work, Hillary means putting her name on books someone else wrote and delivering speeches someone else wrote.
So why do Republicans hate her? Because of her stand on income inequality. Obviously.
Why does she think that she, like Bill before her, is such a lightning rod for conservative hostility?
“It started with the visceral negative reaction towards my husband’s success. Because I am outspoken about inequality and economic opportunity, they transferred a lot of that feeling to me.”
Sure. Conservatives hate Hillary because of her crusade against inequality.
I don’t recall Hillary having all that much to say about income inequality before it became fashionable, aside from the obligatory boiletplate stuff, which is all she’s really doing now also, but Hillary says that’s why conservatives hate her.
So it must be true. Because she never lies, except when she’s falsely accusing a 12-year-old girl who was raped and beaten into a coma of being a mentally ill slut.
And that just means she was a really good lawyer.
But at least the Clintons are generous to the less fortunate. And by less fortunate, they mean themselves.
The Clintons paid $33.8 million in federal taxes and claimed deductions for $10.2 million in charitable contributions. The contributions went to a family foundation run by the Clintons that has given away only about half of the money they put into it, and most of that was last year, after Mrs. Clinton declared her candidacy.
The key job of the Clinton Foundation is… promoting the Clintons. Its employees include Chelsea Clinton.
This is why conservatives hate the Clintons. This is also why liberals hate the Clintons. It must be a vast right-left conspiracy.