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  •  Millions of dollars in the hole (2+ / 0-)
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    1040SU, polecat

    from legal fees to me still sounds like the definition of dead broke, or worse.  I had and have no problem with her characterization...

    •  But she had just gotten a multi (3+ / 0-)
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      elwior, 3goldens, PurpleElectric

      million dollar book contract and had bought a house in Westchester.

      •  In case you weren't aware, (0+ / 0-)

        a former President has to live in a house on a large enough piece of property to house a separate facility just for the Secret Service detachment to occupy.  This means very large house on a large lot with multiple buildings, which isn't cheap...

        •  Which proves my point. Thank you. She did not (4+ / 0-)

          know what being dead broke means to most. And, her ex president spouse had a salary in his retirement package. For most Americans, that is not in any way dead broke. Should add that not only did she get a multi million dollar book contract but I believe her husband  also did. For most Americans,  as I've already said, that is not dead broke. And they got the house in Chappaqua, so that she could run for a senate seat representing a state in which she had never lived. For most Americans, this is not what being dead broke means.

          •  Put aside the reality. HC teed the issue up ... (2+ / 0-)
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            3goldens, PurpleElectric

            ... with her own unsolicited comment.

            The whole business need not have been any issue at all, except that she raised it. Making her look as oblivious as Mitt about financial disparities.

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            by TRPChicago on Mon Jun 30, 2014 at 04:18:20 PM PDT

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          •  And a spouse that there was no guarantee she'd (0+ / 0-)

            still be with.

            Do any of you remember how dicey things were in 2000?  That Al Gore went into the welcoming arms of Lieberman (!!!) for access to capital rather than have the (supposedly-) toxic Bill Clinton help campaign for him...

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            by polecat on Mon Jun 30, 2014 at 07:53:50 PM PDT

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          •  I think most Americans (0+ / 0-)

            know 'dead broke' is a relative term, just like 'rich.'  Mike Bloomberg stated at a news conference that a guy earning six figures is "making no money."  He still won his first re-election by historic margin.  NYers only turned on Bloomberg after he backed developers turning hospitals into luxury co-ops.  We never cared about Bloomberg's personal wealth per se.  We did care about economic predation.

            Likewise, I don't care that  I live in a studio while my next door neighbors live in million dollar condos (which Bloomberg would consider servants' quarters).  I do care when my landlord tries to drive me out and turn my building into condos.  Based on her policy record, I think Hillary will continue to support laws making it harder for my landlord to do that.

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