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    Re: 'Out-of-control family affair': Experts question Clinton Foundation's true charit

    Quote Originally Posted by Visbek View Post
    On average, a reasonably reputable charity should spend 65% on programs.

    As noted, the Clinton Foundation does a lot in-house, so focusing exclusively on charitable grants is incorrect. They are probably not at the 88% they claimed, but are very likely above the 65% threshold.
    If they do 65% they are in comparatively good shape, though, the Red Cross of Austria, which I had looked at a while ago publishes a number of 89%. Do the Clintons publish, do you know?

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    Re: 'Out-of-control family affair': Experts question Clinton Foundation's true charit

    Seriously, does anybody believe this foundation was created primarily to engage in charity as opposed to engage in image-building and promotion of the Clintons?

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    Re: 'Out-of-control family affair': Experts question Clinton Foundation's true charit

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Which rules about how they spend their money did they break?
    Oops. That's telling. It's not their money, it belongs to the foundation. Of course, they apparently treat it like it is their money.

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    Re: 'Out-of-control family affair': Experts question Clinton Foundation's true charit

    The fact that politicians are corrupt is pretty well known universally. But that isn't the problem. The problem is that people accept it and continue to vote for the people. You can see examples in this thread. As long as we reward corrupt people with political power, we will continue to have corrupt people in office. Shame on us.

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    Re: 'Out-of-control family affair': Experts question Clinton Foundation's true charit

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Did you even look at the linked documents in the article????
    Yes, I did!!!!

    So did Politifact -- whose article YOU apparently did not read. If you're looking at the Clinton Foundation documents like you would most similar charities, their numbers would look awful. However, since they do most of the work themselves, paying for salaries ought to be classified mostly as programs rather than overhead.

    Again, I do think they are overstating things with the 88% number. But they clearly aren't only spending 10-15% on programs. It's probably more in the 75-80% range.

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    Re: 'Out-of-control family affair': Experts question Clinton Foundation's true charit

    Quote Originally Posted by Visbek View Post
    Yes, I did!!!!

    So did Politifact -- whose article YOU apparently did not read. If you're looking at the Clinton Foundation documents like you would most similar charities, their numbers would look awful. However, since they do most of the work themselves, paying for salaries ought to be classified mostly as programs rather than overhead.

    Again, I do think they are overstating things with the 88% number. But they clearly aren't only spending 10-15% on programs. It's probably more in the 75-80% range.
    I did read them and pointed them out to you. You obvious think they walk on water, so nothing to see here.
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    Re: 'Out-of-control family affair': Experts question Clinton Foundation's true charit

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    If they do 65% they are in comparatively good shape, though, the Red Cross of Austria, which I had looked at a while ago publishes a number of 89%. Do the Clintons publish, do you know?
    They claim 88%, which (as noted) is probably a bit too high.

    They publish annual reports, like most other large charities.

    https://www.clintonfoundation.org/ab...ancial-reports

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    Re: 'Out-of-control family affair': Experts question Clinton Foundation's true charit

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I did read them and pointed them out to you. You obvious think they walk on water, so nothing to see here.
    lol

    No, I don't worship any politicians, and certainly not the Clintons.

    Meanwhile, I see no indication you actually read the Politifact article. If you did, you'd understand why merely reading the tax filings does not give you an accurate picture of how much the Clinton Foundation spends on programs.

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    Re: 'Out-of-control family affair': Experts question Clinton Foundation's true charit

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    Oops. That's telling. It's not their money, it belongs to the foundation. Of course, they apparently treat it like it is their money.
    So you cannot answer the question. How is it I knew that would be the case...
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    Re: 'Out-of-control family affair': Experts question Clinton Foundation's true charit

    Maybe this time we will get her.

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