DELRAY BEACH, FL – Two of our recent most “illustrious” families – The Clinton’s and the Biden’s have proven how “public servants” can become very wealthy by using their public service as a profitable vehicle to generate monetary gains.
First the Clinton’s. Look at what the Clinton’s accomplished from their public service jobs, both during and after their government employment. When Bill Clinton left office, both Bill and Hillary claimed that they were broke and in debt (mainly because of big legal fees incurred by Bill’s behavior both before and while he was in office). But, within a matter of 12 years they were multi-millionaires and the chief owners of a close to a billion dollar “charitable” foundation where most of the “charitable donations” went to the Clinton’s themselves and their flunky’s who surrounded them. (A fact chronicled in the the best selling book by Peter Schweizer called, “Clinton Cash).
These two “grifters” used their prior and present government service to accumulate millions of dollars. Bill, being an ex-president, and Hillary being a U.S. Senator after Bill’s two terms as president, used their “gravitas” to feather their nest. Enormous speaking fees by both Clinton’s were received from people interested in getting favors from the Clinton’s in their various positions, in and out of government.
These monetary gains increased when Hillary was appointed Secretary of State in the Obama administration. Donations to the Clinton Foundation increased exponentially, especially from foreign countries and individuals who wanted something of value in return (does “quid pro quo” sound familiar?). A prime example was the sale of 20% of our uranium reserves to Russia, that resulted in big donations to the Clinton Foundation and a $500,000 speaking fee to Bill Clinton from a Russian bank with ties to Vladimir Putin.
All these financial shenanigans by the Clinton’s caused many to think of them as the “Bonnie and Clyde” of politics. A title well deserved.
As to the Biden’s, here’s another case of using public service as a means of generating wealth. Joe Biden has been in politics for over 40 years. During that time he and his family have become wealthy by “sucking on the teat of Uncle Sam”.
It seems the 5 members of the Biden family, including Joe, have all benefited from the government offices that Joe Biden occupied over the years. His son, Hunter, his two brothers, and his daughter, have all become very wealthy just by being related to Joe. The recent revelations about his son Hunter, getting million dollar positions in the countries of Ukraine and China with no credentials or expertise whatsoever, has become a scandal that most probably will derail the presidential bid of Poppa Joe. The list of the Biden family shady deals are chronicled in Peter Schweizer’s latest book, “Profiles in Corruption”.
How have these two families been able to get away with all this “legal shadiness”? Could it be that they belong to a protected class of individuals who are members of the Democrat Party? It seems that there is a two-tier system of justice in our country. One system for the political elite and the other for the rest of us.
Let’s hope our present Attorney General, William Barr, will follow through, like he said he would, and get to the bottom of these nefarious slimy deals by these two families. As the old saying goes, justice delayed is justice denied.