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Indecision 2016

Clinton attacks executive pay — but she got $22 million in book advances

Hillary Clinton

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has struck a populist note on the campaign trail, attacking huge CEO paychecks and income inequality. It's a theme that would make more sense for a candidate less notoriously wealthy than Clinton, who received a total of $22 million in advances for her two memoirs — money, as The Week's Ed Morrissey points out at Hot Air, she received "in advance of any work at all, [and which is] roughly 440 times what average American households gross in a year."

Clinton has previously come under fire for charging public universities hundreds of thousands of dollars for a single speech, requiring a large private jet to transport her to charity events, and claiming she was "dead broke" while owning two multi-million dollar homes.

In definitely related news, Clinton is currently riding around Iowa in a van.