Ladies and gentlemen, the mystery has finally been solved! As questions have continued to mount over “Dead Broke” Hillary Clinton and what has been happening to the whopping average $200,000 cash figure she nets per speaking engagement, the 2016 hopeful has finally answered the puzzle concerning what she’s been doing with all of that dough: it goes to charity, she insists.
But that’s not the interesting part. What charity, pray tell, has Hillary been giving the Benjamins to?
Why, The Clinton Foundation, of course!
That’s right; rather than simply admit that she’s been pocketing the profits — and risk being compared to Mitt Romney — the former First Lady and Secretary of State insists that it all goes right into the charitable foundation that she and her husband just coincidentally happen to head up.
“All of the fees have been donated to the Clinton Foundation for it to continue its life-changing and life-saving work. So it goes from a foundation at a university to another foundation,” Hillary told ABC News. She made no statement, however, about whether she will forego the $225,000 fee being charged to the University of Las Vegas for her upcoming speech in October, which is being met with protests by students already facing tuition hikes. We’ll have to assume that’s just another one of her infamous “Hard Choices.”
Ironically, Clinton continues to demand the exorbitant fees while simultaneously focusing on the issue of income inequality in America. Many economists believe the economic problems that exist among the educated middle class begin during college, as students are forced to take out loans that hold them back for many years after graduating, essentially limiting the degree to which they can actively participate in a vibrant economy. One might suggest Hillary could donate money TO schools in order to help students, rather than sucking more money out of them.
The real question: if Hillary is indeed donating her speaking proceeds to charity, how is she spending all of the money she’s banking from the tax write-off? Yeah, I’m not holding my breath for anyone to challenge her on that at any point soon. Except perhaps our own Jason Mattera.
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