The New York Times:
Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband made at least $30 million over the last 16 months, mainly from giving paid speeches to corporations, banks and other organizations, according to financial disclosure forms filed with federal elections officials on Friday.
The sum, which makes Mrs. Clinton among the wealthiest of the 2016 presidential candidates, could create challenges for the former secretary of state as she tries to cast herself as a champion of everyday Americans in an era of income inequality.
The $25 million in speaking fees since the beginning of last year continue a lucrative trend for the Clintons: They have now earned more than $125 million on the circuit since leaving the White House in 2001.
In addition, the report shows, Mrs. Clinton reported income exceeding $5 million from her memoir of her time as secretary of state, “Hard Choices.”
There are about a million ways to get rich in politics, and Bill and Hillary Clinton know every one of them. Shady investments, sweetheart deals, book contracts, speaking fees, consultant jobs, corporate boards, you name it, they’ve done it. This is completely separate from the Clinton Family Slush Fund and the high paid entry-level jobs that were given to Chelsea, as well as the lucrative opportunities that have befallen their friends and family members.
I’m sick of it.
I don’t have any illusions. The Republicans are just as bad. I don’t think there are any politicians out there that are clean and pure. Looking for a honest politician in Washington DC is like looking for a virgin in a Nevada whorehouse. The ones that show up as innocent virgins don’t stay that way for long.
Draining the swamp is a whole different issue. Bill and Hillary have been grifting in politics for far too long now. It’s time for them to go. Let somebody else have a chance.