Friday, April 4, 2008

Cashin' In

This is worth another look.
Clintons: $109 Million Since 2000[Image] The Clintons reported $109 million in income from early 2001 through 2007, an amount of wealth that could pose a political risk for Sen. Clinton. The Clintons paid more than $33 million in taxes and gave more than $10 million to charity in the period.

Risk? Good. So muh for understandin' what da common folk face. One more weight on the balance against the Clinton getting back into the White House.

The total was more than the couple previously had reported in Senate and campaign disclosures. The amount could carry political risk for Sen. Clinton if voters perceive her wealth as putting her out of touch with ordinary Americans.

I certainly see the pattern; key phrase being more than the couple previously had reported -- they always change the story.

"The Clintons have now made public 30 years of tax returns, a record matched by few people in public service," said Jay Carson, a spokesman for Sen. Clinton's presidential campaign, referring to returns the couple made when Bill Clinton first ran for president in 1992, and during his time in the White House. "None of Hillary Clinton's presidential opponents have revealed anything close to this amount of personal financial information."

Always the spin.

While the campaign clearly hopes to put criticism to rest by releasing the documents, it's also possible that they will open Sen. Clinton to a different sort of political shot by detailing income that puts them among the nation's most affluent ranks.

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