Jealous Conservatives Upset That Clintons Make Money
It was never a problem when the Bushes made money, or the Cheneys, even though they made theirs by war profiteering. The right never criticized Mitt Romney for making money by corporate raiding, putting people out of work and storing his money in offshore accounts. But the Clintons are held to a different standard by the right, even though their money came via speeches and a foundation that does charitable work around the world. It reeks of jealousy, and is extremely hypocritical, given that Republicans are the party of the rich.
Good for the Clintons, who never made more than five figures before attaining the White House, for using the post-presidency for good in the world. Good for them for doing what Republicans tout: benefiting from capitalism. How did they make $25 million giving speeches? The free market that conservatives celebrate, that’s how.
Heads are exploding:
@washingtonpost they're crooks, no other political family has sold political historical assets for personal wealth…
— Dave Starsky (@BaywardBound) May 15, 2015
@washingtonpost Wonder how many of those speeches were about income inequality or railing against the "one percent."
— George (@NJSpeechGuy) May 15, 2015
— janet l (@winojanet) May 15, 2015