Hillary Clinton Complained About Paying High Taxes on the Rich

Clinton Speaking Fee AP

Hillary Clinton complained about the high tax she is forced to pay as a rich person in Washington, D.C.

Clinton made these complaints in a private closed-door session with Goldman Sachs — one of the most powerful financial institutions on the globe. This is the same Hillary Clinton who has been hitting Donald Trump on his tax returns.

Here is Clinton talking to Goldman Sachs, which raised “flags” in an email that one of her campaign staffers sent to campaign chairman John Podesta:


*Hillary Clinton Said There Was “A Bias Against People Who Have Led Successful And/Or Complicated Lives,” Citing The Need To Divest Of Assets, Positions, And Stocks.* “SECRETARY CLINTON: Yeah. Well, you know what Bob Rubin said about that. He said, you know, when he came to Washington, he had a fortune. And when he left Washington, he had a small — MR. BLANKFEIN: That’s how you have a small fortune, is you go to Washington. SECRETARY CLINTON: You go to Washington. Right. But, you know, part of the problem with the political situation, too, is that there is such a bias against people who have led successful and/or complicated lives. You know, the divestment of assets, the stripping of all kinds of positions, the sale of stocks. It just becomes very onerous and unnecessary.” [Goldman Sachs Builders And Innovators Summit, 10/29/13]