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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-04-08 05:23 PM
Response to Reply #36
40. The question is whether they are compromised by their sources of wealth
Edited on Fri Apr-04-08 05:24 PM by BeyondGeography
and whether they should be entrusted with power again.

It's an old fashioned concern, I know.
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  -So now we know. The Clintons are generous to the tune of 10 million bucks. ruggerson  Apr-04-08 04:37 PM   #0 
  - Nice tax write-off. Anyone who makes obscene amounts of money  babylonsister   Apr-04-08 04:38 PM   #1 
  - They paid 3 times that in taxes.  joshcryer   Apr-04-08 04:41 PM   #4 
  - tax write-off .....Yep  easy_b94   Apr-04-08 04:41 PM   #5 
  - Didn't really help that much...  prodn2000   Apr-04-08 04:44 PM   #8 
  - Learn how tax write offs work, then open your mouth  Seeker30   Apr-04-08 10:22 PM   #56 
  - Common sense.  prodn2000   Apr-05-08 01:09 AM   #64 
  - Income bracket?!!!  DerekJ   Apr-05-08 02:22 AM   #68 
     - Um, no?  zlt234   Apr-05-08 02:37 AM   #70 
     - You don't have a clue about taxes  bamalib   Apr-05-08 02:52 AM   #71 
        - Notice it was in a fucking question form.  DerekJ   Apr-05-08 02:56 AM   #72 
           - You didn't ask in a "nice or decent" manner  bamalib   Apr-06-08 01:50 PM   #81 
  - The $10.2 Mil went to a family foundation, given only way half the money,most since Hil's prez run.  flpoljunkie   Apr-05-08 06:06 AM   #74 
     - Family foundations that plan to give away money  cornermouse   Apr-05-08 06:09 AM   #75 
        - More details of the history of the Clintons' charitable giving...  flpoljunkie   Apr-05-08 06:16 AM   #76 
           - As far as this being a sign of corruption, the claim is bogus.  cornermouse   Apr-05-08 06:21 AM   #77 
  - What charities did they give to? I don't see the itemized listing....  FrenchieCat   Apr-04-08 04:39 PM   #2 
  - There is not a Federal Statement  prodn2000   Apr-04-08 04:46 PM   #10 
  - Nothing is itemized.  jefferson_dem   Apr-04-08 04:48 PM   #12 
  - I realize how disappointed you are to discover that they are generous  ruggerson   Apr-04-08 04:52 PM   #14 
  - I don't need the details of these tax returns to know they are monsters.  jefferson_dem   Apr-04-08 04:54 PM   #16 
  - Yeah, that Vince Foster murder  ruggerson   Apr-04-08 05:05 PM   #24 
  - HAHAHAHAHA... tin foil hat please?  Texas Hill Country   Apr-04-08 05:05 PM   #26 
  - Imagine the ghoulishness if she sat down and schmoozed the sleaze who actually accused her...  jefferson_dem   Apr-04-08 05:08 PM   #28 
     - When Obama went on Fox  ruggerson   Apr-04-08 05:21 PM   #38 
        - What a rational and sane comment  prodn2000   Apr-04-08 05:32 PM   #42 
  - dumb statement.  Texas Hill Country   Apr-04-08 05:05 PM   #25 
     - He has lots of dreams that guide his view of reality.  anamandujano   Apr-04-08 11:19 PM   #59 
  - dents, but not destroys.  Cant trust em   Apr-04-08 05:12 PM   #31 
     - That is for sure!  prodn2000   Apr-04-08 05:32 PM   #43 
     - Actually, it would be because  anamandujano   Apr-04-08 11:22 PM   #60 
  - HUH?  prodn2000   Apr-04-08 05:05 PM   #23 
  - It appears they give a lot to their foundation:  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Apr-04-08 05:04 PM   #22 
  - so apparently thet aren't members of a church that espouses tithing.  QuestionAll   Apr-04-08 04:41 PM   #3 
  - They gave around 10% to charity  MonkeyFunk   Apr-04-08 04:44 PM   #7 
     - Obama's Donations Mean A Whole Lot More!!!  prodn2000   Apr-04-08 04:49 PM   #13 
     - An example of what Barack Obama's donation to TUCC went toward...  The Night Owl   Apr-04-08 05:14 PM   #32 
     - Why with the Obamas and their associates,  prodn2000   Apr-04-08 05:17 PM   #34 
     - Miserly, evil little shit-eaters!!  TK421   Apr-04-08 10:25 PM   #57 
        - Well...  prodn2000   Apr-05-08 01:11 AM   #65 
     - tithing is 10%, not "around 10%".  QuestionAll   Apr-04-08 05:04 PM   #20 
        - they gave 9.5%  MonkeyFunk   Apr-04-08 05:07 PM   #27 
           - And since her investments are in a blind trust,  prodn2000   Apr-04-08 05:08 PM   #29 
  - This is petty close to the standard for their income level  Boz   Apr-04-08 04:43 PM   #6 
  - So they had to struggle along with only $65-70 million over the past six years...  jefferson_dem   Apr-04-08 04:46 PM   #9 
  - yes, every well to do person is evil  ruggerson   Apr-04-08 04:47 PM   #11 
  - I never said they were evil (at least not based on their amount of charitable givings alone)  jefferson_dem   Apr-04-08 04:52 PM   #15 
  - Did they ever say they were middle-class?  MonkeyFunk   Apr-04-08 05:01 PM   #18 
  - damn usually enigmatic elipsis threads are better  mikelgb   Apr-04-08 04:56 PM   #17 
  - hehehehehe  redqueen   Apr-04-08 05:03 PM   #19 
  - I reedited the title  ruggerson   Apr-04-08 05:04 PM   #21 
     - =  mikelgb   Apr-04-08 05:20 PM   #37 
  - Get some perspective. It's 10% - most of us do that.  Emillereid   Apr-04-08 05:11 PM   #30 
  - No  MonkeyFunk   Apr-04-08 05:17 PM   #35 
     - (And most people lie about it!)  prodn2000   Apr-04-08 05:34 PM   #44 
     - Well I give about 10% - the rest of you guys should get up to speed.  Emillereid   Apr-04-08 06:01 PM   #48 
        - I see that you give to shame others into giving...  prodn2000   Apr-05-08 01:25 AM   #66 
           - I must confess - the tax write off is a motivator too.  Emillereid   Apr-05-08 07:26 PM   #78 
  - So I guess you like the whole weak government/privatization trend, too?  BeyondGeography   Apr-04-08 05:15 PM   #33 
  - I plead guilty  ruggerson   Apr-04-08 05:19 PM   #36 
     - The question is whether they are compromised by their sources of wealth  BeyondGeography   Apr-04-08 05:23 PM   #40 
        - That's a question one can make of all politicians  ruggerson   Apr-04-08 05:29 PM   #41 
  - Hah  Zueda   Apr-04-08 05:23 PM   #39 
  - LOL...you have to be kidding me right?  prodn2000   Apr-04-08 05:36 PM   #46 
     - nope!  Zueda   Apr-04-08 10:18 PM   #55 
        - And you actually think that is representative of his income producing assets!  prodn2000   Apr-05-08 01:08 AM   #63 
           - You obviously misunderstand the point...  Zueda   Apr-05-08 09:27 PM   #80 
  - Good for them!  tammywammy   Apr-04-08 05:35 PM   #45 
  - Evil whores? You're a real class act.  DemVet   Apr-04-08 05:56 PM   #47 
  - some of you  ruggerson   Apr-04-08 06:12 PM   #50 
  - He's only reflecting back  goodgd_yall   Apr-04-08 11:27 PM   #61 
  - After all the fuss - the only thing the tax returns 'prove' is success and generosity.  MethuenProgressive   Apr-04-08 06:04 PM   #49 
  - Well, there is that missing 18 million.  anonymous171   Apr-05-08 02:23 AM   #69 
  - The scale of justice  nichomachus   Apr-04-08 06:55 PM   #51 
  - lol!  pirhana   Apr-04-08 06:57 PM   #52 
  - And we know that politics pays.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Apr-04-08 06:57 PM   #53 
  - What terrible people.  goldcanyonaz   Apr-04-08 07:01 PM   #54 
  - As an Obama supporter,  Walter Sobchak   Apr-04-08 11:17 PM   #58 
  - Well there's charity...  stillcool47   Apr-05-08 12:13 AM   #62 
  - The criticism is unwarranted  AJH032   Apr-05-08 02:09 AM   #67 
  - $10 million? Why didn't they give $11 million?  Writer   Apr-05-08 03:35 AM   #73 
  - Too bad they used a tax loophole to retain control of the funds.  Milo_Bloom   Apr-05-08 07:41 PM   #79 
 

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