We live in a society that rewards risk takers, yet when the risks are taken and the rewards are handed out, some people become outraged. Bill and I are duly surprised at the reaction to our income tax returns.
So what if we made a $100-million over the past few years. We earned it. We deserved it. It’s ours. Why does it upset people that we’ve become rich? Do they know what it’s like to have a husband like Bill? He earned most of the money, but I deserve to spend it.
The backlash has become disastrous to my campaign for President. Once it became public knowledge that we earned so much money as private citizens, then the campaign donations began to dry up. It’s crazy. It’s my money, not the campaign’s money. Even staffers, especially those volunteers who work for little or nothing, have begun to criticize me and doubt my campaign promises.
I need the money. I have a lot of expenses.