Fiscal 2016 recently ended and our federal debt increased $1,422,827,047,452.46, according to data released today by the U.S. Treasury.
As our country’s debt grew, Bill Clinton gave speeches and was paid as much as $50 million during his wife’s four-year term as secretary of state in the Obama administration. Bill obscured this by forming WJC, LLC. Financial disclosures show that the former president started this pass-through company to channel his consulting fees. Of course, during this time, he was also collecting his ‘retirement pay and benefits’ at tax payer expense.
And of course, they both generated millions for their memoirs…. I also heard the books did not sell well.
BTW, Obama also appointed Bill Clinton to oversee Haiti during the previous hurricane … he seems to have siphoned off quite a bit of cash and found ways for his cronies to do so, too. I am all for humanitarian aid, but the way I see it, the Haitians got hit twice by his form or help … I read about this in Dick Morris’ book, Armageddon.
Speaking of speeches, in two of the Democrat primary debates, Bernie asked Hillary if she’d release the transcripts of her Wall Street speeches, particularly those made at Goldman. She initially stated she’d “look into it,” and later said she’d release them only if Sanders and Trump released their tax returns — a bizarre, apples-and-oranges trade-off. I don’t know about you, but I am very interested in discovering what pearls of wisdom the Clintons have that can generate such huge speaking fees…. OR, are those actually pay offs for favors, which so many suggest?
To the best of my knowledge, Hillary never released those transcripts — and shows no signs of doing so — so the hackers using Wikileaks as an outlet for their findings appear to have done it for her, which could explain the deluge of incriminating flood of information that recently began.