http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/20 ... y-in-debt/
According to an FEC report filed Wednesday, Clinton's debt as of the end of July stood at just under $24 million — a decrease of only $1.2 million since the end of June. More than $13 million of that total is owed to the New York senator herself, while close to $11 million is owed to individual vendors. Clinton has suggested she is not seeking to pay back the money she owes herself.
The only good thing about this is that last sentence... at least she is not looking for handouts to pay back her own money that she put on the line. Although I am sure that would be one helluva tax writeoff, eh?
The report comes as some high-profile Clinton backers have expressed disappointment Obama has not made more of an effort to help his onetime rival retire her campaign debt.
“He has provided her with a pittance compared to what the Clintons have given Obama,” prominent Clinton backer Lynn Forrester told the Times of London. “Her debt could have been cleared within 10 days. It’s ungracious.”
This right here shows the general political mindset that permits irresponsibility with other people's money. This is primarily a trait exhibited by Democrats, but Republicans are not immune to it either. "Ungracious?" Really!?!?! WHO was the person who incurred that debt? Are Clinton backers so much like the Clintons (selfish babies who insist on having it their way) that they want someone ELSE to pay off her debt that she incurred on her own? Again, this speaks volumes for how politicos look at money, and it honestly makes me sick to my stomach! It reflects the irresponsibility inherent in our society with respect to the mortgage bubble that burst. Again, do not paint me as denying that there were more than enough shady people/companies offering stupid mortgages, but the responsibility for incurring debt belongs with one person only... the person who made the decision to incur that debt.
According to Clinton's disclosure forms filed Thursday, she owes the most ($5.2 million) to her former top advisor Mark Penn's polling/political consulting firm, Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates.
And this guy has recently been in the news with his memo that was pretty "politically incorrect". But look deeper and see the financial irresponsibility yet again: Clinton backers want Obama to help her pay off her debt... but why don't they want the idiot who, essentially, failed Hillary to simply write off that debt? Why are they not pushing him to retire that portion of her debt directly? The reason they do not, in my mind, is because they do not wish to hold Penn to any sort of financial responsibility for the money HE spent and how it did NOT do much for Hillary's bottom line campaign.
We have a disease in this country, and the politicians have the terminal version: Financial Irresponsibility is rampant and will be the death of this nation.