Hillary Clinton has finally officially released her tax return as promised back in February. The crux of the story is their $109 million dollar income over the past 7 years. Of course, many will ask similar questions of Hillary as they did of John Edwards which is how they can connect to the poor and downtrodden when making such a substantial income. Still, no surprise here as both Clintons have had lucrative book deals and Bill still makes a handsome sum for speaking engagements.
Here’s the report from Yahoo! News:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Clinton report nearly $109.2 million in income for seven years in newly released tax data.
The Democratic presidential candidate and her husband paid $33.8 million in taxes from 2000 through 2007. They listed $10.25 million in charitable contributions during that period.
Clinton has been under pressure to release her tax returns, especially from rival Barack Obama, who posted his 2000 to 2006 returns on his campaign Web site last week. Neither Obama nor Republican Sen. John McCain have made their 2007 tax returns public, though both say they will this month.
To the Clinton’s credit, they did give away about 10% of their income to charity which is higher than Obama who topped out around 6%.
Here’s a video report from the Associated Press: