Question: How charitable are the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation?
Answer: Not charitable AT ALL. Well, unless charitable-to-oneself counts as charity. And I guess if you're a Democrat, that counts these days. You know.
According to this, roughly HALF of the money taken in by the Clinton Foundation went to – you guessed it – the Clintons.
The Clintons earned more than $28 million in 2014 and claimed around $3 million in income as charitable tax deductions, according to tax returns released by Hillary Clinton’s campaign last Friday. The campaign emphasized Clinton’s charitable giving in a press statement, saying that it “represented 10.8 percent” of her income in 2014. But roughly half of that money—$1.8 million—appears to have been channeled to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
And here's the thing – they weasel their way out of looking like, well, total jackweasels, by not paying THEMSELVES directly from the Foundation. They just enjoy really awesome first class travel and all sorts of other perks. And then they pay all of their buddies ridiculous salaries for being "charitable."
While the Clintons do not receive direct compensation from the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, they do benefit from travel, and many of their longtime aides have served on its payroll.
The foundation has come under fire for its unusual structure. Charity Navigator put the Clinton Foundation on its “Watch List” earlier this year because it said the organization did not meet its criteria due to its “atypical business model.”
They're also under review from the Better Business Bureau, because – guess what – they don't meet transparency standards.
Hillary not being transparent? I'll wait over here while you pick your jaw up off the floor.