Clintons gave $15 mil to charity since ’07 – $14.8 mil went to the Clinton Foundation

2013 Clinton Foundation

Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane released their 2014 tax returns today.  No sweet investments, no stocks, a couple of hundred thousand in income, the usual this and that for a family making a comfortable but not high-end living.  They gave $8,350 to charity.

In the same USA Today story, I read about the Clintons’ tax returns:

. . . They show the couple earned just over $28 million in 2014 and $27 million in 2013, more than double the $13 million they earned in 2010, when she was still serving as secretary of state. The 2014 total included $10.5 million in speaking fees for Hillary Clinton, $9.8 million in speaking fees for the former president, and $6.4 million he earned from ‘consulting.’

In a statement, Hillary Clinton noted the family had given $15 million to charity since 2007. The tax returns show $14.8 million of that went to the Clinton Family Foundation . . . .

What?  I mean, there are rescue shelters for pets to donate to, foundations for missing children, there’s pretty much a charity for everything.  But these people – they took their “charitable donation” out of one pocket and put it in the other.

There’s a lot to talk about with the Clinton Foundation, but here’s a quick sum-up from in August 2015:

While the Clintons do not receive direct compensation from the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, they do benefit from travel, and many of their longtime aides have served on its payroll.

The foundation has come under fire for its unusual structure. Charity Navigator put the Clinton Foundation on its ‘Watch List’ earlier this year because it said the organization did not meet its criteria due to its ‘atypical business model.’

The group is also under review from the Better Business Bureau, after failing to meet its transparency standards in the past.

The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation was put on the Charity Navigator’s Watch List, designed to warn potential donors about the charity, but was later removed.  But as the Washington Post noted,

Even so, the Clinton Foundation’s ranking on the list served as a black eye on the time, coming in the weeks just after Hillary Clinton announced she was stepping down from the charity’s board to run for president. Increased scrutiny showed overlaps between Bill and Hillary Clinton’s personal and political supporters and donors to the charity. In addition, The Washington Post revealed in February that the foundation had accepted millions of dollars in donations from foreign governments while Clinton was secretary of state, including one donation that came in violation of an ethics agreement with the Obama administration.

Does it ever end with these people?  Hillary Clinton is running for President – President! – and yet there are email servers in the basement leading to an FBI investigation, Wall Street speech transcripts that she absolutely refuses to release, the Clintons giving the lion’s share of their charitable donations to their own foundation which directly or indirectly benefits them, Hillary Clinton ties to the Panama Papers.  This resume would keep you from getting a job interview at Macy’s, let alone qualify you to be President of the United States.

This is just crazy, unbelievably crazy, that she seriously thinks she can be President and that her supporters don’t seem to care about all this garbage they have to step gingerly around.