Tuesday, June 24, 2014

You Won't Believe What Chelsea Clinton Said About Money

Well, you just might.  

And yes, I Buzzfeeded the title to this. 

Before the quote-- let me clarify this-- Chelsea is now a grown up who is married, living under her own roof and has been stumping for her mom on more than one occasion. 

So she's fair game and open for criticism

“I was curious if I could care about (money) on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t,
 [. . .]
“It is frustrating, because who wants to grow up and follow their parents? I’ve tried really hard to care about things that were very different from my parents … it’s a funny thing to realize I feel called to this work, both as a daughter and also as someone who believes I have contributions to make,”

No kidding.  She has never needed it.  
Her professional life she has been cared for via political favors or payback because of her parents.  Hedge-fund manager right after college.  The gimme job at NBC doing puff, feel good stories for a news magazine show that was cancelled.   
Her entire upbringing has been in either the Arkansas Governor's Mansion (a double wide on a real foundation with a below ground swimming pool) or the White House.  She went to Sidwell Friends for her primary education.  Hillary can say she has been down with the struggle but Chelsea's upbringing says otherwise.   
Would you be the professor who risks his tenure by flunking out the daughter of a president?  
So no wonder why she doesn't hold the same value on money like those who struggle month to month to make ends meet.  Her parents vacationed off in the Hamptons and Martha's Vineyard.  Real %1 types of places.  On the taxpayer's dime. She never overheard her parents talking about what extra curricular activities she wasn't able to do in order to make ends meet.  And a 'Staycation' is something unheard of. 

No wonder she doesn't see the value of money the way many other people do.