Hillary Clinton: We’re Not “Truly Well-off”

20140623-131757-47877333.jpgIn 2012, Democrats spent a majority of their time trying to define Mitt Romney as too rich and out-of-touch with middle class Americans. However, it is appears like Republicans will be adopting this strategy for 2016 and Hillary Clinton. A few weeks after Clinton caused controversy when she said that she and President Clinton were “dead broke,” the former Secretary of State has made waves again. In an interview with The Guardian, Hillary Clinton responded in part to her previous comments by saying, “because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we’ve done it through dint of hard work.” This response does reiterate some Democratic talking points in that she attacks wealthy Americans for not paying all of their taxes. Democrats accused Mitt Romney of using off-shore tax havens to bring down his taxes. According to the 2000-2007 tax summary that the Clinton campaign released in 2007, the Clintons paid 31% of their adjusted gross income. From 2000-2007, the Clintons made about $109 million. For comparison, in 2010, Mitt Romney paid 13.9% on his income.

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