Clinton Email Asks, “Is This What Broke Looks Like” – Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A chain email makes a number of claims about Bill and Hillary Clintons’ government pensions and that the Clintons charge the Secret Service $10,000 a month in rent.
This eRumor has been around since 2001, but it’s mostly false.
TruthorFiction.com previously investigated the claim that the Secret Service pays the Clinton’s hefty mortgage each month. A Secret Service spokesman said presidents are reimbursed for areas of their home used by the Secret Service — but the amount is determined by a formula, not the homeowners. The Clintons could have received $1,000 for use of their home, the spokesman said, but they declined the money. Click here for the original story.
Government pensions have been a hot issue for a long time, and the Clintons are no exception. By 2016, Bill Clinton will have collected a total of $16 million in pension payments from taxpayers, Politico reports. And, if the former president died, Hillary Clinton would be entitled to survivor benefits — but not the full amount, as the eRumor claims. She would receive $20,000 a year, the Congressional Research Service reports.
Hillary Clinton also gets a pension for the time she spent as a senator and as secretary of state — but it’s not her entire congressional salary. The government uses a formula to determine the pension that former members of Congress and cabinet officials receive. Under that formula, which is based on total years of service, Hillary Clinton would receive about 20% of the highest salary she earned.
And it’s true that Bill Clinton could possibly collect survivor benefits if Hillary died before him. The Federal Employees Retirement System outlines a number of possibilities for survivors to receive benefits here.
This What BROKE Looks Like
Hillary Rodham Clinton, as a US Senator from New York State, comes under the “congressional retirement plan” which means that she STILL receives her Congressional salary until she dies.
If Bill out-lives her, he then inherits HER salary until he dies. He is already getting his Presidential retirement ($20,000 a month) until he dies. If Hillary out-lives Bill, she also gets HIS salary until she dies, Guess who pays for that? WE DO!
Clinton’s 20 Acre – $11 million mansion is common knowledge. For her to establish NY residency to run for the Senate, they purchased this mansion in upscale Chappaqua, New York ….makes sense. They are entitled to Secret Service protection for life. Still makes sense.
Here is where it becomes interesting. Their mortgage payments are around $10,000/month. But an extra residence had to be built and paid for by the federal government on the acreage to house the Secret Service Agents. Any improvement to the property is owned by the property owners…the Clinton ‘s.
So….the Clinton’s charge the federal government $10,000 monthly rent for the use of the extra residence to house the Secret Service staff which is just about equal to their mortgage payment.
This means that we, the taxpayers, pay the Clinton’s, salary, mortgage, transportation, safety and security as well as the salaries for their 12 man staff and it is all perfectly legal.
AND DON’T FORGET HIS GOVERNOR’S PENSION AND HER SECRETARY OF STATE PENSION…..
When she runs for President, will you vote for her?
How many people will YOU send this to?