To pressure Donald Trump and show us what generous benefactors they are, Bill and Hillary Clinton released their tax returns last month.
They made $10.6 million last year, which is astounding considering they don’t actually do anything except charge dumbfounding amounts for speaking fees and collect some book royalties.
They don’t own or run a company. They aren’t developers or manufacturers. Nothing they do creates jobs or benefits anyone other than themselves.
So making a sizable amount of money for doing nothing in 2015 other than trading on their past and their hoped for future in the White House, the Clintons want us to see that they donated $1,042,000 to charity. How nice. Closer inspection reveals all their charitable donations ended up going back to them. Obviously the Clintons are not charitable.
Of the $1,042,000 they gave to charity, $1 million went to the Clinton Family Foundation — a separate entity from the Clinton Foundation, one that serves as a conduit to it, says National Review. It adds that the “Clinton Family Foundation funneled $1.8 million to the Clinton Foundation in 2014, and while the Clinton Foundation does some charitable work, its primary beneficiaries are the Clintons and their associates — not exactly the deserving poor.”
Under fire for pay and play corruption, of which the IRS is, of course, ignorant because it’s a Democrat owned and controlled operation, the Clinton Foundation is a way for rich people, Americans or foreigners, to buy influence and favors from the Clintons, especially Hillary.
Giving a million bucks to the Clinton Foundation is as ridiculous as it gets in terms of making a charitable donation, but hey, what happened to the $42,000? Did they donate that to a real charity? No. They gave it to Desert Classic Charities, a golf tournament.
A golf tournament may not seem like the greatest charity to give to, but optics wise, it’s much worse. From the Desert Classic Charities website:
“Desert Classic Charities, the local nonprofit entity that organizes the CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, will host their annual Charity Check distribution event today.”
So, again, the Clintons gave all that money — a “charitable donation” — to themselves.
This is tax fraud. They gave 10% of their income to “charity,” wrote that off their taxes, and then these Clinton-owned charities will launder the money back to them. And we paid for that.
In addition to writing off $1,042,000 in charitable donations, the Clintons found another $1,358,000 in tax deductions.
But because they don’t actually do anything, what are they writing off?
How does one get almost a million and a half dollars worth of write-offs from talking to people?
Is Hillary Clinton really on the level when she says she is going to make millionaires pay their fair share? Do you really believe she going to mess with the tax system from which she and her husband benefit from so lucratively?
What about all the stuff on which Hillary is running for president and claims to care about deeply? Reproductive rights? Black lives? Gun control? Immigrants?
In 35 years in politics she hasn’t given a liberal dime to any of those things. Why should we think she will?
The Clinton could have helped veterans; they could have funded medical research or aided people with mental illness.
Instead, they decided that they themselves were most in need of help and so gave to themselves.
A shining example of the Democratic Party’s operation of ruin for the last 60 years, besides ripping off the American people, this shows how little the Clinton’s actually care about Americans. They’re in it for themselves — totally!
Have a heart. They left the WH flat broke. All they did was end their own poverty. A couple more terms of far left BS and the middle class will be in the poor house. And, all that voted for them will live happily ever after.
Oh my gosh, who would have thought??? Well laid out but sadly the folks that need to hear this never will. They neither understand or care. Just star struck.
Sorry, but this is not tax fraud. Almost every rich executive, entertainer and sports figure has a family foundation. Until the tax code is changed, taxpayers will take advantage of laws allowing them to have such charitable organizations.
BTW, Mr. Trump has one too !!! And he used his to make a political contribution which is against the law. He paid his fine for this.
Although many wealthy folks have charitable foundations, the Clinton Foundation may be the Mt Everest of shady dealings. And the Clinton's have been playing these cards for decades. Using any other charity as justification for their behavior is comparing mountains to mole hills. Look into any of the good they claim to do and the end result. Walks like a duck, quacks like a duck...
It becomes fraud when donations go to shell groups that in return direct it right back to another Clinton foundation. Talk about too big to fail... How about too complex of a network to ever trace? They know this game well and have honed their "craft" over decades.
The difference is Trump's was financed from actually work... yes, some shady as has been reported. But for the Clinton's to amass such wealth on the backs of us taxpayers smells completely rotten to me. Especially the donations and emails regarding the Uranium sale to Russia.
I stand by my original position... Trump is not perfect by any means, but he could be removed with easy bipartisan support if he went off the rails. Not so with Clinton. With most of her primary staff getting paid for duties with the government AND the Foundation? Nothing better than a taxpayer funded fleet of lawyers to protect them.
If for some reason the Clintons have to shutter their foundations, wonder where the money will go? Now that would be truly interesting and I am sure most transparent as usual.
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