"Dead broke": Hillary says she and Bill went from White House to poor house

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  1. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    Forget the fact that it is the Democrats that have made us "minor league" over the last five years, she claims she, another Democrat, is the one to put us back in the majors. :rolleyes:

    Then we have her ludicrous claims to being "broke and in debt." Hillary Clinton misremembers events so they fit into her own personal heroic narrative, not as they actually were. Lots of people do this, particularly politicians, but this is a dangerous habit for a leader to have. If they cannot assess and interpret past events clearly, how much faith can we have in their ability to assess and interpret what's in front of them now? Or in the future?

    Be that as it may, is she seriously setting the stage for a populist campaign that is "critical of the Wall Street types"? A woman with a net worth of $200 million, who gives speeches to Goldman Sachs for $200,000 each, is perhaps the single least plausible populist of all time. She may attempt to pose as this reform-minded outsider who will shake up "The System," when she is perhaps the personification of "The System." You can count on one hand the number of people who have had more influence over public policy than her since January 1993.

    But she's going to try it, because she is apparently incapable of perceiving herself as she is. Because massive wealth is seen as suspicious or inherently corrupting in today's political culture, particularly in Democratic circles, she has to pretend she's middle class, that her personal-finance worries are just like those of Americans making mid five-figures or less. She's obviously afraid of being "Romneied" -- who fell victim to the populist claims in 2012 of being "unbelievably wealthy." His net worth is $250 million. Bill and Hill's? Combined, about the same. Hm. Well, to quote her own famous line:

    "At this point, what difference does it make?"
     
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    Both factions got us here. Dubya walked into a goldmine, only to leave us a stink pile. Under his watch, jobs left for overseas, the economy flatlined, gas prices nearly quadrupled(one time, it was over 5 bucks a gallon in California and Chicago), and neither side has done a lot to stop it, let alone, reverse it.
     
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    Self aggrandizing memoirs ghost written by sycophants generally are the sucrose troop rallying devices they are intended to be.

    There ar no viable candidates from either party to lead our country into a new era of greatness. It'll be fools and con-artists for the rest of this generation.
     
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    It's a good thing we have more than two parties.

    IF people would quit being so stubborn and recognizing this, we wouldn't be stuck with the improbability of only one of two parties winning. But it can change, if people quit being stubborn and saying "it can never be done."

    If there is a candidate who will serve and is worthy of our vote, that candidate should get our vote, and we should do so without fear. With a pure heart and pure intentions, whether we believe s/he will win or not. Vote that way from the bottom up continually and raise children to do the same and things would have already changed by now!
     
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    The economy flatlined? Where do you get that idea?

    Allowing for a recovery from 9/11 here is the GDP growth rate in the Bush years:

    2002 1.8%
    2003 2.8%
    2004 3.8%
    2005 3.4%
    2006 2.7%
    2007 1.8%

    Here is the unemployment rate in the Bush years:
    2002 5.70%
    2003 5.80%
    2004 5.70%
    2005 5.30%
    2006 4.70%
    2007 4.30%
    2008 7.70%

    The S&P 500 went from 989 to 1,400 from June 2002- June 2008 (just before the crash).
     
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    That is not true at all. While gas prices went up they never hit 2 dollars. It was not until Obama got into offfice that the majority of the up tick occured.
     
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    No, gas prices crossed over into $2.00 a gallon in 2005 and stayed above there through 2006. In 2007 they went over $3.00/gallon. In July of 2008 they went over $4.00/gallon. When the recession hit, people severely curtailed driving and prices plummeted to under $2.00 a gallon, then started climbing again.

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    Gas prices are not the topic.

    Hillary's disengagement from reality? That's the topic. Thanks.
     
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    I wonder when the last time she drove herself... or filled up her own car.
     
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    Or actually knew how much any of that stuff she talked about in her interview cost? She and Bill always acted like the cost was immaterial, as long as they had enough to pay for it.
     
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    She is part of that 1% that the Left loves to rail against.
     

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