Hillary Clinton on the Rich
GLENN: I don't think I've ever heard anything like this? I want to make this clear on the outset. Whatever you want to do with your money, congratulations; it's your money; you earned it. You can be foolish with it, you can be smart with it, you can invest it any way you want. You can pile it up into a big pile and burn it. The only reason why I bring this up in a contemptuous way is because these are the same people that tell us all the time that the rich don't pay their fair share, that America has too much, that we should worry about the poor, we should be more like Brazil. Well, we are going to become more and more like Brazil every day, where the rich, the uber rich are incredibly wealthy and then there is a wall between the incredible wealthy and the dirt poor. That's who we're becoming thanks to people like...
HILLARY CLINTON: The rich are not paying their fair share in any nation that is facing the kind of employment issues, whether it's individual, corporate, whatever the taxation forms are. And I go back to the question about Brazil. Brazil has the highest tax to GDP rate in the Western hemisphere and yet at this point it's
GLENN: Stop. It is corrupt, and guess what. It is corrupt and people starve. It is an awful system, awful.
PAT: Crime, violent crime.
GLENN: Oh, my gosh.
PAT: Rampant. Any of the rich, anybody that has money
GLENN: I'll take poor in America compared to the poor in Brazil.
STU: Did you see that Simpsons?
GLENN: Brazil has nothing.
STU: The Simpsons, they had all the rats, the different colored rats going through the streets that they had that big controversy about?
GLENN: That's not the real no, it's not.
STU: If you watch these documentaries, you learn this about Brazil.
GLENN: I say this now because again you can pile up your money and burn it if you want. You earned it. But don't lecture me about how great things are in Brazil and people should give more. And then when your daughter gets married, you'll throw a two plus million dollar day where you have $500,000 in flowers, don't lecture me about how unsustainable the system is.
HILLARY CLINTON: The rich
GLENN: Don't tell me about how you've got global warming and we've got to stop where are you getting all the flowers? Are they all locally grown flowers, all $500,000 worth?
PAT: How many people are coming?
GLENN: They are saying hang on--
PAT: And are they all within walking distance of where the wedding and reception are being held?
GLENN: No, I don't, I don't think so.
PAT: They are not walking? Oh, my gosh.
GLENN: We are looking at
PAT: Don't tell me they sent out
GLENN: 500 guests.
PAT: Stop it.
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GLENN: $2 million. To give you some indication, I can throw a party, I can do an event, I can have half a million people there. Let's see. One, two, three, four, five, six, I think eight Jumbotrons, sound system that goes all the way down the street, Porta Potties for everybody, emergency stations, security that you, the taxpayer are not paying for, staging, lights, eight cameras, music, video production, everything, everything and still come in under the Clinton wedding.
PAT: Yeah, but that's inviting, what, 10, 25 people, something like that, 30 people at the most.
PAT: How many people can you have? 50 people?
GLENN: That's planning for half a million people.
PAT: Half a million?
GLENN: That's half a million people.
PAT: For less than the Clintons can do 500?
GLENN: For less than the Clintons can do 500 people. This is, again, if you want to do that, you can do that. But don't you dare lecture me about the poor.
HILLARY CLINTON: The rich are not paying their fair share in any nation.
GLENN: There's $750,000 in catering for the one day.
HILLARY CLINTON: The rich are not paying their fair share in any nation.
GLENN: They are paying now, they are paying $1500 per guest for the dinner, for the catering of the dinner. That's not including the night before where they are inviting 250 guests for the rehearsal dinner, and that is $1,000 per person. There is another quarter of a million dollars. For two meals it is $1 million. For two meals.
PAT: What if you spent only half that and gave the other half to the poor? I mean, then you'd be paying more like your fair share. It still wouldn't be your fair share.
GLENN: Why don't we just have the government take that million dollars away?
PAT: Mmm hmmm, mmm hmmm.
GLENN: Do you know what we could do with that million dollars? Do you know how many schools we could open up, how many books we could have? Do you know how many school hot lunches could be made in the summer months, how many children go without any food during the summer months because the school lunches aren't available? Do you know how many children we could feed for the entire school year with $1 million and you're going to spend it on two meals?
PAT: We could stop building our schools on railroad tracks in South Carolina.
STU: That's true.
PAT: We could.
STU: And wasn't it just, what, 18 months ago we were hearing non stop pitches from the media the sob stories about how all the donors needed to pony up and help pay off Hillary Clinton's campaign debt?
STU: That she couldn't afford. She had all these campaign bills and she really needed help with them. Where are you?
GLENN: Well, the reason why, she has $50,000 of invitations going out.
STU: Oh, okay.
GLENN: She has a party planner that's costing between $175,000 and $225,000.
PAT: She must have gotten Franc.
GLENN: You think they got Franc?
PAT: I think they got Franc.
GLENN: Here's the really good thing, and I feel good about this. Security is only $30,000 but that's I mean, you are picking up the Secret Service.
STU: Yeah, well, Secretary of State, former president?
PAT: Yeah, that's good.
GLENN: I feel good there.
PAT: They are saving money there. $30,000, that's what they're doing.
GLENN: They are not saving us money. That's our gift to Chelsea.
PAT: Well, yes. But it could have been worse. They could have spent $500,000 on that like they did the flowers.
STU: Yeah, and now we don't have to go to Bed, Bath & Beyond.
GLENN: Again, I don't begrudge anybody's Secret Service. I think that anyone who does battle with the president should have Secret Service personally, mainly from the president's friends. But I don't begrudge anybody having Secret Service. If you're the president of the United States and you need it, you need it. Keep the president and ex presidents safe. Period. I don't begrudge anyone spending this kind of money if that's what you want to spend it on. Have the biggest house you want. Have the smallest house you want. Have a jet if you can afford it. Have no jet. If you can afford a jet and you say jets I think is ridiculous, then don't buy one. Have a small car, a big car, a little car, a green car, a bicycle, whatever you want, it's your damn money. But this drives me crazy.
HILLARY CLINTON: The rich are not paying their fair share in it.
GLENN: You watch, every dime will be scrutinized, every dime of 8/28. And don't think that we don't know it. Don't think that don't think that we haven't done everything we can to keep the expenses down because this isn't our money. This isn't our money. This is your money and this is the money that we said we will give anything left over we will give to the troops, and we have done everything we can. And you watch. They will complain about how much the Porta Potties cost or whatever and they will make it into a scandal. You look at these people lecturing about global warming, unsustainable culture, the culture of greed, the culture of big spending, the gawdy American culture that we have that the rich just don't pay enough and how dare them, how dare them say those things and then throw a $2 plus million wedding. That's unbelievable. And here's the cherry on top. Barack Obama came out and he wants Americans to know that
PAT: He can relate.
GLENN: He can relate to the tough times because
PAT: You guys are struggling because
GLENN: He's suffering, too. These economic times have been hard on the Obama family.
PAT: Do you know, for instance, they only made $5.6 million last year?
GLENN: Can I tell you something?
PAT: $5.6 million.
GLENN: He has suffered.
PAT: You only live in a 120 room mansion? Do you know that?
GLENN: I didn't know that.
PAT: Yes, a 120 room mansion.
GLENN: But they have to skimp every once in a while and they will be on the 747, the jumbo jet that will fly anywhere the president wants and they have another they have a Gulfstream for their dog.
PAT: They do, uh huh.
GLENN: But I know he's been hurt.
PAT: But they are cutting back.
PAT: Like everybody else
GLENN: How dare him, how dare him.
PAT: That didn't really fit together.
GLENN: I can't come to you and tell you that even I can relate to, you know, the struggles or anything. The only reason why I can relate is because I'm kept awake at night with 40 employees and their families. Who's creating jobs? Two years ago, three years ago we had seven. We have 40. And I know one mistake and this administration will put me out of business. They are attacking us from every angle. I make one mistake and 40 families lose their jobs. The reason why I can relate is because and I think I'm no different than all small business owners. You have to look in the eyes of your employees every day. And especially if the business is built around you, that's an incredible responsibility. I can't relate, but I know my employees can relate. And I know my employees and me myself as well, am worried about the health of this nation. Some of us are trying to help create jobs. Some of us actually are creating jobs. The jobs this administration is creating are federal jobs. Show me when federal employees can pay their own damn salary, they can have that job. When they create enough wealth by not taking it from someone else, not splitting the pie but baking a new pie, you can hire them. The audacity of their hope. It's amazing.
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