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    Re: Bill Clinton foundation has spent more than $50M on travel expenses

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    All you need to know is the mission of
    the William J. Clinton foundation:

    THE WILLIAM J. CLINTON FOUNDATION WORKS TO STRENGTHEN THE CAPACITY OF
    PEOPLE IN THE U.S. AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF
    GLOBAL INTERDEPENDENCE.

    If there is a more worthy cause, I can't think of what it would be.
    Ooh...I'm getting my checkbook.

    It should say ..

    " THE WILLIAM J CLINTON FOUNDATION WORKS TO STRENGTHEN THE CAPACITY OF BILL AND HILLARY'S PERSONAL WEALTH AND TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL TRAVEL...FOR BILL AND HILLARY."

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    Re: Bill Clinton foundation has spent more than $50M on travel expenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    There's a interesting take on the issue.

    The Clintons, they're using altruism to profit because they're Conservatives, or a variation of the right wing.

    No, its more like...The Clintons, they use altruism to profit because they can get away with it and they're disgusting human beings.
    No my take is that the the premise of the OP...this idea that the Clintons have ever been some progressive super liberal couple is just incorrect. The OWS or other more economically left leaning groups have never been fans of the Clintons and what they advocate in regards to economics.

    As for using altruism to profit....that's not true. Bill Clinton can go do a couple of speeches and get ridiculous amounts of money. This idea he needs to create some massive organization to pad his pockets is pretty hard to buy.
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    Re: Bill Clinton foundation has spent more than $50M on travel expenses

    It is on the donors. Giving money to a politician is always stupid and wasteful in my view. If that's what the donors want, that is what they get.

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    Re: Bill Clinton foundation has spent more than $50M on travel expenses

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    What? The Clintons need a slush fund for travel. It's one of the things the "Foundation" was created for in the first place. Does anybody really expect the Clintons to have to pay for that themselves? C'mon. It's the Clintons - not some Joe Schmoe and family going to Disneyland. They don't travel light.
    Good morning, humbolt.

    I guess that life is nothing but a game to folks like this, always scheming to get more and more! I'm sure that everything they do is legal, so I assume that when you only have over $100 million dollars in your piggy bank, all that's left to do is scheme to get more. BTW, did they get enough donations from the Joe Schmoes of this world to pay the vendors from her 2008 campaign yet? She apparently didn't have the money, poor thing! :

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    Re: Bill Clinton foundation has spent more than $50M on travel expenses

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    No my take is that the the premise of the
    OP...this idea that the Clintons have ever been some progressive super liberal couple is just incorrect. The OWS or other more economically left leaning groups have never been fans of the Clintons and what they advocate in regards to economics.

    As for using altruism to profit....that's not true. Bill Clinton can go do a couple of speeches and get ridiculous amounts of money. This idea he needs to create some massive organization to pad his pockets is pretty hard to buy.
    ANY expense he or Hillary or Chelsea avoids by using their " non-profit" is a expense they get to keep.

    Its padding their pockets whether you agree or not.

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    Re: Bill Clinton foundation has spent more than $50M on travel expenses

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    It is on the donors. Giving money to a politician is always stupid and wasteful in my view. If that's what the donors want, that is what they get.
    Absolutely...unless the foundation itself is registered as a 501c3.

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    Re: Bill Clinton foundation has spent more than $50M on travel expenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You've never heard a liberal say the rich should pay more taxes?
    That, yes. But after taxes, I've never heard anybody say that you shouldn't be able to spend that money as you please.

    Basically, unless the Clinton Foundation is evading taxes, this shouldn't be an issue.


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    Re: Bill Clinton foundation has spent more than $50M on travel expenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Ooh...I'm getting my checkbook.

    It should say ..

    " THE WILLIAM J CLINTON FOUNDATION WORKS TO STRENGTHEN THE CAPACITY OF BILL AND HILLARY'S PERSONAL WEALTH AND TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL TRAVEL...FOR BILL AND HILLARY."
    And if people want to give them money, why is that an issue for you?


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    Re: Bill Clinton foundation has spent more than $50M on travel expenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    ANY expense he or Hillary or Chelsea avoids by using their " non-profit" is a expense they get to keep.

    Its padding their pockets whether you agree or not.
    Sure...like every CEO/Business owner/individual that can write stuff off for work etc.

    I don't understand how conservatives always hold Democrats or Liberals up to this mythical standard they don't hold their own politicians too....and if a Liberal doesn't meet that mythical standard it's apparently time for outrage.
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    Re: Bill Clinton foundation has spent more than $50M on travel expenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Why do all Libs have these stupid things ? " Foundations " ?

    My Aunt and Uncle have one and they live in....Berkely.

    I get they are tax shelters, and given the innate Sociopathic mindset of your average Liberal I understand they're being used for personal gain above all, but C'mon.

    It's a bit of a cliche.
    Conservatives have foundations. Unless you're trying to tell me that Barbara and Laura Bush are Liberals.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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