Happy Anniversary Bill and Hillary Clinton! 41 glorious years together, that’s quite an achievement.
They have one child, Chelsea,
who has now joined them in the family business, The Clinton Global Initiative, and two grandchildren, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky, who will no-doubt carry on the family enterprise when they come of age.
Let’s take a brief look at a few of the Clinton’s accomplishments in their years together.
First, they ran the state of Arkansas together,
where Chelsea was born.
There they first learned how to use government funding for private benefit by hiring a nanny at state expense. This state-funded child care allowed Hillary to continue her work as a highly paid partner at the Rose Law firm while
building her political resume advocating for education reforms and continuing her own education in the field of business. Her finance degree thesis was How to Turn $1000 into $100,000 in the Futures Market.
The Clintons went on as a team to win the White House where both of them made their mark, so to speak.
Bill channeled JFK in many policy moves and Hillary channeled Eleanor Roosevelt by charting her own path and trying to ram a Health Care Plan down our throats long before Barry Obama had even penned the first of his two amazing autobiographies.
Bill did manage to pass NAFTA, welfare reforms, launch the Balkan offensive and bomb an aspirin factory in Iraq during his tenure. Additionally, both Bill and Hill laid the plans for their future family business – a profitable enterprise of public/private partnership. That pays no taxes.
When they left the White House however they were flat broke and had to borrow money from influential people in order to launch their next career.
With the seed money they combined Bill’s considerable political skills with Hillary’s financial skills (honed in Arkansas) to launch the much anticipated Clinton Foundation, later expanded to include the subsidiary, The Clinton Global Initiative. Together they built this
estate philanthropy from literally nothing to a multi-billion dollar endowment that sells access and influence while giving at least thousands of dollars away each month.
Wow! A real, admirable American couple – making money the old fashioned way since 1979. Happy Anniversary, and may you have many, many more.