Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her campaign released on Friday the 2015 tax return of her and her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
What the tax return revealed, is that Clinton was a liar. It also undercut a huge premise of one of her arguments against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
According to Politico, Bill and Hillary Clinton earned around $10.6 million in 2015, down from $27.9 million in 2014. The return showed that they paid a federal tax rate of around 34.2 percent, or around $3.5 million. They donated slightly over a million to charity, or roughly 9 percent of their earnings.
That $10 million in income came mostly from Bill Clinton’s speaking and consulting fees, $4.4 million and $1.6 million respectively, and from Hillary Clinton’s speaking fees and book revenues, $1.1 million and $3 million respectively.
The multi-million dollar incomes completely demolish Clinton’s claim to be a “woman of the people,” one who would challenge her rival Trump to “come down out of his tower” and walk the streets like a normal person, such as she claims to be, according to U.K. Daily Mail in April.
The same piece that quoted Clinton challenging Trump to “walk the street” like a regular person undercut her argument in a sentence by revealing that she had her hair done at a New York luxury department store where a normal haircut, wash and blow dry starts at $600.
Of course, you can’t forget the $12,000 Armani jacket she wore when delivering a speech on income inequality.
Furthermore, even Clinton’s highest surrogates have not been immune to such hypocrisy o criticizing Trump for his wealth while swimming in dough themselves, with Democrat Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren being a prime example.
According to The American Mirror, the senator who smeared Trump as “greedy” was paid over $400,000 to teach a single course at Harvard University during the 2010-2011 school year. In act, as per Inside Gov, Warren was worth around 7.5 million as of 2014, ranking her in the top quarter of all senators for total net worth.
These rich people on the left, who have accumulated their wealth through government programs, speaking fees, consulting fees, and pay-to-play schemes, are quick to deride their GOP rival for his wealth while downplaying their own.
This hypocrisy must be exposed and stopped. Defeating Hillary Clinton in November and sending a clear message to Democrats that smear tactics are no longer effective will go a long way in achieving that goal.