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Published: Wednesday, June 11 2014 11:10 p.m. MDT

Updated: Thursday, June 12 2014 6:27 a.m. MDT

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Tekakaromatagi
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

A better question is can wealthy politicians relate to poor Americans? It depends if they've been in contact with them. I thought that Mitt Romney may have a had chance, seeing he was a Mormon bishop.

water rocket
Magna, UT

Being "dead broke" with a high paying job, book deals, a husband with a retirement income bigger that a vast majority of American worker's average annual incomes, all of the china and other tangible goods from the White House they could carry off, a health care package, travel allowances, vehicles and more, all paid for by the tax payer, and a network of friends in high places sounds like a great deal to me. All she had to do was move to a more modest residence and fire a few of the servants and all would have been fine.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Wealthy people live in their own world which happens to be light years away from most of the rest of us. Even inside the LDS church if you happen to be part of a fairly wealthy ward you notice immediately a big difference between the have's and have-nots. Rich people think differently and there is no way to bring them down to a middle class level thinking unless they somehow lose their wealth. I recall going out to eat with extended family after a saturday church meeting and listening to certain members of the family - who are loaded - talk about all the cruises and European vacations they went on that year and the ones they planned on doing. I recall setting there worrying about my power bill payment for the month. I will say for the most part the rich people I have known tend to be pretty aloof and snooty with just a few exceptions. I have no problem with people making BIG money - it is America .I will say that you can't take it with you so be careful because judgement has nothing to do with our bank account.

vangroovin
West Jordan, UT

I think Hillary's definition of "broke" is far different than mine. The article says she had multiple mortgages on different houses. Couldn't she sell one or more of those? Being broke doesn't mean that you mismanage your money, it means you don't have any money or resources. Was she living below the poverty line? I doubt it. She may have felt "broke" because their discretionary income was severely limited, but they had nice clothes, their daughter was going to a nice college, multiple residences, and other forms of income. Take all that away, and yes, I would say they are broke.Consider too where Chelsea was going to college. Maybe have her go to a less expensive, less elite school? We all choose how to manage our money. Just because we can't manage it, doesn't mean we're "broke".

David
Centerville, UT

You're broke if you spend more than you earn. In many cases that is something we can control. Hillary admitting that they spend more than they make simply reveals their lack of self-control, or lack of control over money. Perhaps they are typical politicians, especially Liberal politicians, who got used to a never-ending supply of money from tax payers. Liberals spend and spend and spend.

I would never vote for Hillary to be president. It would be a disaster equal to what we have seen the past 6 years with Obama.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

I can't believe people still talk about the "Clinton Years", when he gets credit for balancing the budget (Even though it was a Republican Congress and Senate that forced the issue).

Let's face it, how many democrats can ever balance anything much less their own pocket books? They constantly rely on taking from others to cover their mismanage spending. Remember it's not a spending problem that our nation has as they claim; but rather it's not taking enough money from those that produce is the problem.

Why on earth would you consider electing this woman when she can't manage the State Department, She can't manage her own households money, She can't even make up a great cover story?

The last desperate efforts of the democrats is to flood illegals into this country and then shove amnesty down our throats to give themselves additional votes and another reason to strip us of any assets we may have left....

procuradorfiscal
Tooele, UT

Hillary Clinton "dead broke?"

Kinda shows how tone deaf she and way too many liberals like her are on the issue, doesn't it?

Mamamama
Salt lake city, UT

Mitt and Anne.......refer to the rest of us as YOU people! They are in their own 1 percent world! Hillary should have not used the word "broke". The super rich Americans only care about getting richer!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

cry me a river.

She is a rich 1% person and always was during her time in the white house.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Why would any honest person want to relate to a corrupt wealthy politician?

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Wow.

The repubs are out in droves tonight!

I agree, Hillary can't relate to poor people...

Jeb Bush certainly does, right repubs?

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Well, let me work up a few tears for Mrs. Clinton while I ask a few questions: 1) Is that why you and Bill decided to raid the White House and take everything that wasn't nailed down to the floor when you left the people's house? 2) Since leaving and having all that money come your way from the huge salary and speaking engagements, have you paid your fair share in taxes or have you just skipped doing that, something Obama criticizes and politicizes ever chance he gets? 3) How much of your new wealth have you given to charity, as opposed to, say, Mitt Romney for example?

high school fan
Huntington, UT

It is still simply amazing how rich one can become by being a politician. They don't get paid that much so where does the money come from?

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

When she had multiple mortgages, I assume she is talking about white water, when the banker shot himself 7 times with a shotgun.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

When the super rich support increased minimum wage and taxing the wealthy more than the young single mother struggling to get by, and a system where all get decent health care ... yes the poor can relate quite well to the wealthy.

casual observer
Salt Lake City, UT

Not many broke people can afford a million dollar wedding for their daughter.

Denverite
Centennial, CO

Actually, I would say poor people relate to wealthy Democrats really well--as evidenced by the 99% of poor people who vote for wealthy Democrats every election. Heck, even _dead_ poor people vote for wealthy Democrats at every opportunity.

Now, do poor people relate to wealthy Republicans ? Apparently, in general, no.

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