Hillary Clinton Says Rich Not Paying Fair Share of Taxes


More hypocrisy form the LEFT …

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that the rich in the United States are not paying enough taxes and the economy is suffering? What? Who knew that fact that the rich were not taxed enough was responsible for the US foreign policy under Obama. Then again, these people are every opportunity want you money. Not theirs … yours! So her answer is, “Let’s become Brazil?”

No Hillary, let’s not be like Brazil … Let’s be like America

The rich are not being taxed enough and the economy is suffering for it, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday.

The former first lady broached the subject during a national security discussion at the Brookings Institution. She lamented that the United States has lowered taxes on the wealthy and said nations around the world need to “increase their public revenue collections” to spur investment.

“The rich are not paying their fair share in any nation that is facing the kind of employment issues (the United States is), whether it’s individual, corporate, whatever the taxation forms are,” she said.

So Hillary, that’s what is wrong with our economy … the tax rate is not high enough? Are you insane! However, just curious … why is the Secretary of State who should be concerned with the crisis in North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and between the Jews and Palestinians commenting of social policy of taxes in the US?

That aside, the issue in the United States is not a revenue issue, it is an entitlement spending one. Even if there was a budget surplus, politicians would find a way to spend the money on useless give away programs.  Exactly how is the jobs and unemployment issue in the United States a revenue issue? The answer is, it is not. More revenue to the government would not create more jobs. In fact, less revenue to the government and more being kept by business, both large and small, would create jobs and in return create tax revenue to the government.

However, first let us debunk Hillary’s the rich do not pay enough and her complete and total hypocrisy. First of all, is she including herself and William Clinton as well in the category of the rich not paying enough taxes? Are you telling me that Hillary and Bill do not have financial planning tax shelters set up to shield their money away from the government, hmm? What would the Clinton family foundation be? Why do you think they never disclosed this? It’s not that they were taking monies from it, they didn’t want America to know they were sheltering tax revenue when in the same breathe they were screaming … the rich need to pay more.

The Ethics in Government Act requires members of Congress to disclose positions they hold with any outside entity, including nonprofit foundations. Hillary Clinton has served her family foundation as treasurer and secretary since it was established in December 2001, but none of her ethics reports since then have disclosed that fact.

The foundation has enabled the Clintons to write off more than $5 million from their taxable personal income since 2001, while dispensing $1.25 million in charitable contributions over that period.

So Hillary, before you point fingers … you might just want to look in the mirror. There is nothing wrong with creating a foundation; however, the purpose is to keep the government’s hands off your money. That same government that you say is entitled to more of the rich’s money.

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “Hillary Clinton Says Rich Not Paying Fair Share of Taxes”

    1. 11B40 on May 29th, 2010 12:38 pm


      I wonder if the good Secretary has read much economics, especially the part about “forced savings” wherein initial capitalization came from delayed gratification rather than from debts left for our progeny to make good.

      “We own you and your money, too.”

    2. rightknight on May 29th, 2010 12:39 pm

      These ‘Progressives’ are all imbued with the
      ‘collective’ gene. This gene precludes reasoning
      in light of factual conditions. Giving away other
      people’s money stimulates endorphins release
      in their (ha ha) brains. They can fritter away
      entire countries whilst glowing from the effects
      of self induced gratification.

    3. Greg the Mongoose on May 29th, 2010 5:07 pm

      Any politician that leaves office richer than entering office. Should be jailed! Talk about delayed pay offs the Clintons are worth more than 100 million dollars. YES they got RICH thru politics. Crooks!

    4. rightknight on May 30th, 2010 2:55 am

      I’m floored by the fact that such a bumbling
      bunch of Marxist inspired humans are now
      occupying the highest offices in our great land.
      Statists all, they don’t revere sovereignty as
      an attribute and aspire to run the world with
      their obvious lack of comprehension for the
      facts of civilization and freedom.

    5. NewGirlBoston on May 30th, 2010 6:43 am

      #3-Greg—But aren’t all Politicians crooks? Come on now, if not ALL then at least give me “most”.

      Just keeping it real.

    6. Susan on May 30th, 2010 4:49 pm

      Are the Clinton’s paying their fair share of taxes? If the rich aren’t paying their share, why not? This has been going on for years. Let’s start with all the rich politicians out there in “lala” land…lol.

    7. mat fl on September 6th, 2010 5:59 am

      Oh, Hillary, you are looking so tired. Take care of yourself. We need you. It’s not easy doing the job of Secretary of State and trying to keep the President from destroying our country in every conceivable way. You are the one who should be sitting in the Oval Office now. Through some hideous act of fate, an inept, inexperienced, shallow-minded individual grabbed that seat. Oh, Lord, I hope we can hang on until 2012!

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