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Robert Ariail

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  1. Stipple

    Stipple said, 4 months ago

    Expenses are greater than income does it for me.

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    It depends on how much money it costs to defend against the harassment of the Arkansas Project, which itself was well-financed by the right-wing masters of the morons who are now claiming … what? … that lawyers work for free? That the Clintons should have used tax money to defend themselves? That frivolous lawsuits are good as long as they are brought by lunatic billionaire fat cats?

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 4 months ago

    @Stipple

    That’s one definition. Not the legal one, but one that many understand and agree with.


    The legal definition is expenses that are legally due and payable before the income arrives to pay them. And this can be by a day, by a year, or forever. Some of the unenlightened would limit the definition to the ‘forever’ case. But legally, the one day case counts. And sometimes, clever debtors can declare bankruptcy and permanently avoid paying those expenses that arrived before the income to pay them, even if they arrived only a few days early.


    It’s not clear if the Clintons were EVER legally broke. They had big bills and big income, and it’s a private matter for the Clintons what the exact dates were on those bills and that income, since, if the bills were legally due before the income, the creditors did not haul the Clintons into court and have the fact made pubic record.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, 4 months ago

    “… the harassment of the Arkansas Project…”
    I thought that was discontinued years ago.

  5. echoraven

    echoraven said, 4 months ago

    Dead Broke = When we have to cut back on the staff to our vacation home…

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, 4 months ago

    Revisionist history is very popular with the Left.

  7. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 4 months ago

    It’s like she’ll say whatever she thinks will help her political prospects.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, 4 months ago

    @TripleAxel

    Ah! She learned something from Obama after all!

  9. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, 4 months ago

    Politifact.com looked at her statement and rated it “mostly false” – http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jun/10/hillary-clinton/hillary-clinton-says-she-and-bill-were-dead-broke/
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    As they noted, although the Clintons were in debt due to Bill’s legal bills and the need to put Chelsea through college, they were regarded as being such “safe” credit risks that they were able to secure a $2m loan to purchase a house.
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    Thus, while they might have been in the red by a significant margin, they weren’t “dead broke” by any stretch of the imagination because they could still get credit.
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    And why could they still get credit? It was determined that the pair could easily make large sums of money in short order via speaking engagements and book deals, which is just what happened: by 2004, the Clintons were completely debt-free.

  10. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, 4 months ago

    Not enough for next month, borrowing for expenses?

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