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Why Are the Clintons Receiving $1M a Year?

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The Clinton family is receiving nearly one million dollars in taxpayer money each year, according to the Congressional Research Service. Since leaving the White House, the former president has received almost 16 million dollars from the Federal government. These funds came in the form of benefits and pensions. In the last 13 years, the Clintons have earned more than 100 million dollars. Many estimates place the net worth of the family above 50 million dollars. Former First Lady Hillary Clinton claimed the family was "dead broke" when they left the White House in 2001. The former secretary of state said, "[W]e struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea's education. You know, it was not easy." Some commentators immediately took notices of Hillary's use of the plural houses. Posters on social media sites compared her struggle to buy multiple houses to a 2008 comment by John McCain that he could not remember the number of homes he owns

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