An anti-fracking environmental group is none-too-pleased with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, after misleading voters about her ties to the “evil” fossil fuel industry and then saying the six-figure contributions she’s received from them is “not very much” money.
The comment came shortly after Clinton, who, during a campaign stop at a bowling alley, played the class warfare card by asking Republicans if they “want to stand with the wealthy against our own people?”
And what is her definition of wealthy? Although she hasn’t clarified it directly, she did so indirectly, saying that “”$150,000 isn’t very much money”:
— 350 Action (@350action) February 3, 2016
A presidential candidate just said she believes receiving $150,000 from the fossil fuel industry is “not very much” money. But what will her supporters think?
At a recent campaign event, Hillary Clinton made a questionable statement about her ties to the fossil fuel industry. When pressed by a 350 Action supporter about why her campaign had received $150,000 from fossil fuel interests, she said “When you’ve raised $120 million, $150,000 is not very much.”
If your reaction to the idea of $150,000 from fossil fuel interests not being much is ‘sorry, WHAT?’ you are not alone.
According to an analysis by Money Nation, Hillary’s net worth is roughly $31.3 million, while her husband adds an additional $80 million.
Together, the couple has assets above $111 million – an amount that makes $150,000 seem like chump change – yet she claims the mantle of being able to relate to low- or middle-income families.
Cross-posted at the Mental Recession