The Washington Post identified how Bill Clinton made almost $105 million for 542 speeches around the world between January 2001, when he left the White House, and January 2013, when Hillary stepped down as secretary of state.
This infuriated die-hard liberal letter writer Jane Knaus, who belly-ached in Saturday’s Post about how the Clintons should be celebrated, not denigrated, because they weren’t polluters or creating unsafe products. They earned their millions through talent. (Taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from “polluters” doesn’t count.) She wrote:
I am incensed at the number of news articles about how Bill and Hillary Clinton got rich. They didn’t lay people off. They didn’t pollute the environment to create profits for shareholders. They didn’t hide their money in offshore accounts. They didn’t deny their fellow citizens health care, increase taxes on others less fortunate or create unsafe products to maximize their wealth. Their success was and continues to be based on their own talents, resilience and commitment to serving their country.
Making money is not a sin; it’s something to which we all aspire in a capitalist country. It should be celebrated instead of denigrated.
JANE KNAUS, Rehoboth Beach, Del.