|'We Talk to People in Our Town,' Clinton Claims|
|by Tom McGregor||Tue, Jun 24, 2014, 10:56 PM|
BREAKING NEWS: Former President Bill Clinton and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claim that they speak to their neighbors. Yes, they insist they are not "out of touch" with ordinary citizens, because they hobnob with multi-millionaire locals in a wealthy suburb of New York City.
The Chicago Tribune reports that, "Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday defended his wife’s modest depiction of the couple’s wealth, saying their affluence does not mean Hillary Rodham Clinton is out of touch with the concerns of average Americans. Speaking in Denver at an annual meeting of his philanthropic organization, Clinton said his wife was correct to state they were “dead broke” when the couple left the White House in 2000."
Bill Clinton is quoted as saying that, “We've got a good life, and I'm grateful for it. But we go to our local grocery store on the weekend. We talk to people in our town. We know what's going on. The real issue is if you've been fortunate enough to be successful, are you now out of touch and insensitive to the agonizing struggles other people are facing? That's the real issue.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, "The family’s wealth, which has grown enormously since the end of Clinton’s presidency, has become a political issue since Hillary Clinton embarked on a book tour earlier this month to promote her new memoir. Having made tens of millions of dollars, the couple own luxurious homes in Washington and Chappaqua, N.Y., an affluent New York City suburb."
The Clinton family contend that they do understand the plight of ordinary Americans, since they disclosed that they love shopping at 'fancy boutique stores' in New York City, instead of hitting the local Walmart for super savings.
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