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The foundation was requested to provide financial information in a format compatible with Charity Navigator's system. They did so. This enabled Charity Navigator to evaluate the foundation.
They were only removed from the list and given 4 stars after being pressured.
First, the big picture: Between 2007 and 2014, Bill and Hillary Clinton earned a combined total of $141 million. On that income, they paid $43.9 million in taxes, and gave just under $15 million to charity, or 10.8 percent of their total income for that period.
By comparison, an Urban Institute study found that wealthy households with incomes between $5 million and $10 million gave an average of 3.7 percent of their adjusted gross income in 2011. Meanwhile, other studies have found that Americans overall give around 3 percent of the income to charity.
By these numbers, the Clintons are roughly three times more generous than most rich people and ordinary Americans alike. That makes sense, given that they devoted decades of their lives to public service long before they ever made any real money.
Digging into the Clinton Family Foundation's 2014 tax return reveals that they did around $3.8 million in grantmaking and held some $5.3 million in assets. Of total grantmaking in 2014, $1.8 million went to the Clinton Foundation, just under half of total giving.
However, in 2013, the Clintons gave $1.8 million through their personal foundation, with only around a fifth of that money going to the Clinton Foundation, around the same share as in 2012.
So where have all the other gifts gone? To lots of different places, is the short answer. In 2014, the Clintons gave money to 70 nonprofits through their foundation. The picture looked similar the year before, with many grants falling in the range of $5,000 to $25,000.
In many ways, this couple's giving tracks with that of a lot of wealthy people we look at, with money reflecting personal interests, professional relationships and past experiences.
Hillary is the one who decided to use a private server while at the same time using her position as secstate for the benefit Clinton Foundation.
originally posted by: queenofswords
If you are really interested in how the Clinton Foundation has operated to enrich the Clintons you really should read "Clinton Cash" by Peter Schweizer.
Peter Franz Schweizer (November 24, 1964) is an American author and political consultant. He is the president of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) and a former William J. Casey Research Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He is also Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large en.wikipedia.org...
Media should be cautious with Republican activist and strategist Peter Schweizer's new book Clinton Cash. Schweizer has a disreputable history of reporting marked by errors and retractions, with numerous reporters excoriating him for facts that "do not check out," sources that "do not exist," and a basic failure to practice "Journalism 101." mediamatters.org...
originally posted by: Steak
This is laughable - how are the Clintons not in Jail yet?
originally posted by: [post=21256383]Xcathdra
How these people are not in prison befuddles the imagination.