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Opening Arguments

White House to Poor House

Hillary Clinton to Diane Sawyer of ABC:

Well, if you -- you have no reason to remember, but we came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt. We had no money when we got there and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea's education, you know, it was not easy.

Aww, poor babies.

The obvious point is that feeling poor is relative, depending on what you had growing up and what you had at your peak. And since Bill quickly got on the speaking circuit, where he has since earned upwards of $100 million, they weren't in the poor house very long.

That works out to about $250,000 a speech. When he gives his speech to an insurance group's conference this week in Indianapolis, he will get, for that one appearacnce, roughly five times the annual median income in the U.S.

Say, about that "income inequality" thing . . .