Clinton Has A Great Job, Not Unlike High Stakes Panhandling
Being a candidate for president doesn’t pay quite as well as the $569,000 per year earned by those who win their way into the White House, but if you’re Hillary Clinton it’s not too shabby. Eating pancakes with a hand-picked sampling of voters for thirty minutes is not a bad day’s work and it certainly pays well.
Clinton first announced her campaign in April of 2015 and in the period of eleven months since that time the Clinton campaign has been rather generous, doling out $254,447 to the candidate. She earned that amount despite a lean schedule for the majority of the first portion of the campaign year. Even after campaigning in earnest became a more consistent part of her day, her absences were still frequent enough to prompt Donald Trump to question whether or not her lack of stamina was forcing her to recuperate frequently or if she had health issues.
According to campaign finance records reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon, the money started flowing on April 13th 2015, with a payment to Clinton in the Amount of $74, 042 for payroll and benefits.” That same day another separate transaction was made in the amount of $1,488 as employee benefits and another $744 employee benefits transaction the following day. Candidate Clinton is an employee of her campaign, it appears, and a well paid one at that.
They also show $32,811 from two separate payments went to Clinton in November, with another $56,514 in December. January was a profitable month for the former Secretary of State with a haul of $88,878. The total was $254,447 and all she had to do was walk around, shake hands, deny culpability in a multitude of scandals and criminal wrongdoing and make empty promises.
There were also payments made to Clinton Executive Services Corp, which was originally established under the pretext of managing her infamous email server while she was Secretary of State.
The payments are, of course, in addition to her speaking fees collected, which are in the $200,000 plus range per event.
There’s nothing illegal about a candidate paying themselves from campaign contributions although she is the only one doing so. Combined the Clintons are worth approximately $110 million, but that doesn’t account for “foundation money” which is much better hidden. Even without the foundation cash, she could probably get by without the candidate pay. Then again, to forgo an opportunity to extract money from the American people would be against who she is, as a Clinton and as a corrupt politician.
It’s only money from stupid liberals and corporate and political elite manipulators anyway; it’s no big deal.