Clinton campaign halfway to $1 billion fundraising goal

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  • common sense in Idaho Pocatello, id
    Aug. 22, 2016 11:59 p.m.

    ThidBarker - A question for you. Who was the last President to oversee a balancing of the federal budget?

    Let me give you a clue. It wasn't a Republican.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Aug. 22, 2016 8:14 p.m.

    That's still less than Donald Trump owes in debts...

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 22, 2016 4:27 p.m.

    I'm sure our flood victims could use some of that money, or from the foundation.

    Isn't Hillary kind and compassionate?

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Aug. 22, 2016 2:31 p.m.

    If the circumstances were switched,I think I know what the GOP would call it - Freedom of Speech.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Aug. 22, 2016 2:02 p.m.

    Hey Thid Barker -

    " More proof that she lies and can't be trusted! "

    Compared to Trump??

    Ha!

    Trump PROMISED to completely self-fund his campaign, and take NO money from ANYBODY.

    Chalk up just one more HUGE lie for the Trump camp.

    The guy lies practically every time he opens his mouth. He can't even agree with himself. He essentially calls HIMSELF a liar on a regular basis.

    He pretty much mirrors the confusion of the Republican Party, doesn't he?

    He is their leader, after all.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    Aug. 22, 2016 10:46 a.m.

    This is peanuts compared to the fund raising of the Clinton Foundation. Bill has probably already sold access in Billions of dollars.

  • Sirveaux Taylorsville, UT
    Aug. 22, 2016 6:14 a.m.

    $500 million dollars for shameless self-promotion. What good could be done with that if she were raising it for a better reason? There's a lot of irony in a candidate who would use the power of government to require everyone to share what they earn to help each other taking voluntary donations for nothing more than advertising costs.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Aug. 22, 2016 3:00 a.m.

    @ Shaun: As I said, SS and Medicare must have tax increases and or benefit cuts in order to survive so those are the only options going forward. Since the top 20% of tax payers contribute about 80% of all federal taxes collected while the bottom 50% contribute only about 4%, the only people you can cut taxes on are the 20% since the 50% don't pay hardly any taxes anyway! The answer to your question who gives away the free stuff is obvious, unless you believe you have the right to spend other people's money. So we have democrats who never met a tax they don't love, as long as other people pay it.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Aug. 21, 2016 11:52 p.m.

    Breath deep the gathering gloom, watch lite fade from everyroom. Red is gray and yellow white. Only we decide which is right and which is an illusion. Face piles and piles with smiles, it riles them that you precieve the wed that they weave, keep on thinking free. Moody Blues.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Aug. 21, 2016 10:09 p.m.

    I donated to Hillary.
    I am not big money. I am not a corporation. I am an ordinary American who agrees with her policies.
    Anyone who agrees with Trump is free to donate to him.
    It's an American thing.

  • my_two_cents_worth university place, WA
    Aug. 21, 2016 10:05 p.m.

    "she will raise a lot of your money by taxation and she will spend it foolishly and recklessly forever after with no regard to those who pay."

    I'm amazed at the power some here think Hillary Clinton will have when she gets to the White House. Apparently, congress will no longer control the purse string; she'll be able unilaterally enact gun confiscation law; and, she'll single-handedly nullify the current constitution and rewrite and ratify--all by herself--a new one.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    Aug. 21, 2016 9:43 p.m.

    Thid. So you think all is not well with SS and medicare but you are not willing to take cuts are accept tax increases.

    What is your solution then? You either raise taxes, reduce benefits, or eliminate the program.

    Also, republicans win elections by promising tax cuts all while not cutting spending to match those cuts. Who is really giving away the free stuff?

  • deseret pete robertson, Wy
    Aug. 21, 2016 9:07 p.m.

    She ( Hillary ) has raised a lot of money and she will spend a lot of money__ However if she ever gets to the white house she will raise a lot of your money by taxation and she will spend it foolishly and recklessly forever after with no regard to those who pay.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 21, 2016 8:45 p.m.

    The Clintons have a long track record of shady financial dealings, always accruing to their benefit. Many have compared it to "pay to play" or "buying access."

    Smart rich people can see the future victory for Hillary and just want to make sure they will have access to get their voices heard after Mrs. Clinton takes office.

    The corruption which is becoming embedded in our top levels of government is unprecedented, but we have not seen anything yet compared to what will take place after January 20, 2017

  • JimInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 21, 2016 7:57 p.m.

    The Clinton's will continue to collect money from foreign interests through the Clinton Foundation and promise to stop when Hillary becomes president. Continuing to do so as president would look like a conflict of interest. For some reason it was not considered such when Hillary was Sec. of State and instrumental in selling 20% of US uranium resources to Russia.

    The Clinton's should have a problem with the anger of the American people; But that does not seem to be a problem either, most people don't know or don't care.

    I don't think they will have any problems making the $1 billion target, money just flows to them from everywhere.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Aug. 21, 2016 7:39 p.m.

    @ Shaun: SS and Medicare are ponzi schemes and will not survive another decade without major alterations; tax increases and/or benefit reductions. The hypocrisy comes from the left who constantly tell us all is well with both programs as our national debt soars (doubled in the last 7 years with no end in sight). Our grandchildren will not be amused that they are being forced to pay for our benefits! But we won't call that hypocrisy, will we? Democrats have a nicer word; re-distribution. It means some are forced to work for what they will not receive so others can receive that for which they did not work! Its how Democrats win elections, at least until we can no longer pay the interest on our debt. Trump knows this day is coming and may be our last exit off the highway to Greece, Venezuela, Peurto Rico, the EU and scores of other socialist failures.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    Aug. 21, 2016 6:37 p.m.

    @thid. Well republicans complain about the debt but then won't do anything about social security and medicare, which is the biggest part of the federal budget. Is that being a hypocrite?

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Aug. 21, 2016 6:16 p.m.

    @Prelax;
    "It looks like Trump wins in the thrifty race."

    Yep. Because "thrifty" is what Trump is all about. Golden Trump Towers, Exclusive Trump golf courses & hotels. Thrifty travel on his own 757. Thrifty casinos.
    You're replacing inept & broke with thrifty.

  • prelax Murray, UT
    Aug. 21, 2016 6:01 p.m.

    Impartial7

    What dishonesty has Trump done that can even come close to Hillary?

    "get the money out of politics" after she is sitting comfortably.

    It looks like Trump wins in the thrifty race.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Aug. 21, 2016 4:43 p.m.

    Good for her. She obviously knows what campaigning entails, and has a team in place that's functioning. I wish it didn't take this kind of money to campaign, but it does and she's good at the process.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Chihuahua, 00
    Aug. 21, 2016 3:47 p.m.

    This is the person who says they fight for the poor and the downtrodden. How hypocritical and disgusting.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Aug. 21, 2016 3:30 p.m.

    Impartial (not): It was Hillary and the democrats who SAY they want to get money out of politics and then do the exact opposite! Do as they say, not as they actually do is the very definition of hypocrisy and Hillary is the poster child! That you can't defend her other than blame the GOP is just a weak apology!

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 21, 2016 3:20 p.m.

    Common sense says: 70% of the people don't trust Hillary Clinton. This money comes from big money interests which will benefit from future contracts and favors from a Clinton administration.

    Newt Gingrich said on Hannity 2 days ago, “Donald J. Trump’s going to win, because in the end the country’s not going to reward big banks and big bureaucracies and big donors and big corruption by voting for a big liar, Hillary Clinton!”

    Vote Trump-Pence 2016!

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Aug. 21, 2016 3:02 p.m.

    A billion dollars? Why would anyone need that much money to defeat Donald Trump? He's the worst Republican presidential candidate EVER.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 21, 2016 2:31 p.m.

    A successful powerful organization raises the required amount of money. Winging it with no organization may not be quite as effective.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 21, 2016 2:30 p.m.

    the fix is in -- has been ever since this woman started her campaign. Bernie Sanders voters found out and soon the rest of will too. America will pay the terrible price at the end of the day.

  • Nichiro-san Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 21, 2016 2:15 p.m.

    Thid Barker
    Victor, ID

    "Hillary promised to "get the money out of politics" to thunderous applause."

    Getting money out of politics requires congressional action. Hillary is not doing a Bernie who raised millions from small donations to his campaign. However, Passing law to limit campaign donations is a good thing which can only be accomplished by a leader in the position to move in that direction. Asking one candidate not to use all the resources available is to put him/herself at a disadvantage.

    This while Republicans are working overtime to get more donations. With Citizens United Republican expected to lead in the money game, but wealthy Republican donors have been reluctant to give money to a losing campaign. It's not that Republicans don't want the money. Like Hillary, they are after the same level of money for their own campaigns.

    Sure, campaign finance reform is necessary, but when the game is set as it is, don't whine because your candidate isn't getting the cash to wage a competitive campaign.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Aug. 21, 2016 2:00 p.m.

    @Thid;
    "And the most amazing thing about Hillary's dishonesty is, Democrats do not care!"

    Replace "Trump" for Hillary and "Republicans" for Democrats & see how well that fits.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Aug. 21, 2016 1:35 p.m.

    During her acceptance speech at the DNC, Hillary promised to "get the money out of politics" to thunderous applause. She hasn't even been elected yet and she is already breaking her word. More proof that she lies and can't be trusted! And the most amazing thing about Hillary's dishonesty is, Democrats do not care!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 21, 2016 12:39 p.m.

    Terrible waste of money!