“Dead broke” Hillary sure did make a ton of money from 2007 to 2014! The interesting part of this is that the Clinton’s charitable donations almost exclusively went to their own charities! So is this something that’s suspicious in a money laundering sort of way? They’re basically paying themselves through donations to their charities. It’s also come to light that after favorable treatment was given to individuals from then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, large donations were given to charities.
Hillary and Bill Clinton earned nearly $141 million over the course of eight years and paid $43 million in federal taxes, according to tax returns her campaign released Friday.
In a lengthy statement and on her campaign website, Clinton detailed that she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, paid more than $43 million in federal taxes from 2007 to 2014, over $13 million in state taxes and donated nearly $15 million to charity over the same period.
The couple earned a total of $140.9 million, with an adjusted gross income of $139.1 million, the returns show.
Clinton said she and her husband paid an effective federal tax rate of 35.7 percent and a combined federal, state, and local effective rate of 45.8 percent last year.
“We’ve come a long way from my days going door-to-door for the Children’s Defense Fund and earning $16,450 as a young law professor in Arkansas — and we owe it to the opportunities America provides,” Clinton wrote in the release.
The Clinton campaign posted the tax returns to their website on Friday afternoon, along with an itemized list of all the paid speeches Clinton and her husband delivered in 2013.
With this release, the campaign says 38 years of Clinton tax returns have been available to the press over the course of her career, dating back to 1977. Not all of the tax returns are currently online, but a campaign official said the tax forms were made available during the Clinton’s first run at elected office.
From 2007 to 2014, nearly 99% of the Clintons’ charitable giving went to their foundation, “The Clinton Family Foundation,” which is used to distribute the family’s philanthropic giving to different charities.
In total, the Clintons donated $14,959,450.00 to charity over that period, with $14,769,000 of that going to the foundation.
And most of the 1% of donations that didn’t go to their foundation went to Clinton associated groups. In 2013, the Clintons donated $57,000 to the Clinton Global Initiative and $21,000 to the Humana Challenge, a Clinton Foundation-sponsored golf tournament. In 2012, the couple donated $25,000 to the same golf tournament.
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