Set your politics aside right now. Go ahead. I’m waiting. Are they gone? Good, they are unsightly. I was forwarded an email from a friend yesterday who is on the Hillary Clinton for President email list. As you know, Hillary Clinton is not the president, but she still has some unfinished business with her supporters. You see, Hillary has a millions of dollars of debt leftover after her bid for the presidency. And guess what? She wants her supporters to retroactively pay for her terrible fiscal campaign management. The letter was written by her mother. Here is the letter:
I’m so proud of everything my daughter has accomplished and excited about what her future holds.
Her life is full of amazing achievements, and her story has inspired millions of people, especially young girls, to achieve their dreams, no matter what they are.
There’s a wonderful book about her life I’d like to share with you. It’s called Hillary Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight, and it is the perfect way to share my daughter’s story with a child you want to inspire.
As you know, Hillary is still working hard to pay down the debt from her campaign, and I hope you’ll take this opportunity to help her out. With your contribution of $50, you will receive a copy of Dreams Taking Flight with a specially designed Hillary Clinton bookplate.
And for that special person in your life, with a contribution of $250 or more, you will receive a book that’s personally signed by Hillary to him or her by name.
I know you’re just as proud as I am of everything my daughter has achieved, and I want to thank you for everything you’ve done to support her!
Wow, what a holiday treat! You get to buy a book for $50 or $250 to help someone pay off their self-inflicted campaign debt. All of this, of course, in the toughest economy that we have had in 75 years. Does this make you glad that this sort of fiscal indifference isn’t in the White House? This post isn’t meant to bash Hillary. In fact, if anyone on the planet were to have sent this email, then I would have posted this item.
This email is insulting, ridiculous, out of touch, self-serving, and disturbing. I think that the worst part is that she sold-out her mom to write this letter. How insincere? Now our Secretary of State wants a bailout. How can we turn this ship around when stuff like this is going on? What are your thoughts?
Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete the Planner® is an award-winning financial mind and a former comedian. He’s a USA TODAY columnist, author of ten books, and is the host of the popular radio show and podcast, The Pete the Planner Show. Pete is considered one of the foremost experts on financial wellness in the world, but he’s just as likely to talk your ear off about bass fishing.