Category Archives: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Gwyneth Paltrow Supports Barack Obama

Harper’s Bazaar release excerpts from Two Lovers‘ Gwyneth Paltrow July cover issue:

On re-charging your batteries: When I’m giving from all of my organs and my heart and brain and everything, I try to recharge a little bit. If you don’t have time to go to the waxer, then shave your legs. Do little things that can get yourself back to feeling like your own person. You can obliterate yourself out of love and giving. And I don’t think that’s healthy.

Peter Lindbergh

On Hollywood’s short term memory: In this business, they don’t look back, and they’re particularly harsh to women. I’m not 25; I’m 35. I’m not someone to discover; I’m someone who people know. I mean, it’s all ego, but you start to feel like, Oh, no, I worked so hard to get somewhere, and what if I can’t get back there again? But, all the while knowing that, I would never have traded one second or done anything differently.

On Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton: Much as I respect Hillary Clinton—I think she’s a brilliant woman— [the Clintons are] almost like a monarchy at this point. I don’t feel there’s any lip service with [Obama]. I don’t feel like he’s one of those jaded politicos who say one thing and are talking out of both sides of their mouth. I also feel we’ve done such incredible damage to our reputation—and as someone who lives outside America for half the year, I overhear things that I wish I didn’t overhear. A lot of people in the West think that we’re not very sensitive to the rest of the world, and I think that having a president called Barack Hussein Obama in 2008 says that we are part of the world and we don’t want to make unilateral decisions about the fate of all of us. I just pray to God that he wins.

To read the full article, visit Harper’s Bazaar. The issue hits newsstand on Tuesday, June 17.

Eva Longoria Supports Hillary Clinton

Eva Longoria shows her support for Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton by appearing at Clinton’s Town Hall Meeting in Austin, Texas.

Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters

Hillary Clinton vs. Barack Obama @ Austin Debate

Rhode Island, Vermont, Ohio and Texas vote for their primary candidate on March 4th. Senator Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are in Austin Texas to debate. The two states of Ohio and Texas have 334 delegates total.

America Ferrara Supports Voting & Hillary Clinton

Golden Globe and Emmy winner America Ferrera will write the introduction for Declare Yourself: Speak. Connect. Vote. 50 Celebrated Americans Tell You Why.

Declare Yourself: Speak. Connect. Vote. 50 Celebrated Americans Tell You Why is a book to inspire, educate, entertain, and engage teens in the political process. Other contributors are Nick Cannon, Sasha Cohen, Lauren Conrad, Kat DeLuna, Adrian Grenier, Sean Kingston, Maroon 5, Hayden Panettiere, Aisha Tyler and Wilmer Valderrama.

Brian Snyder / Reuters

America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn and Magic Johnson support Senator Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate.

Reserve Result @ Democratic Debate – Kodak Theatre

Steve Speilberg and RR’s Chris Safos were among the voters that turned out for the Democratic debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

Jason Reed / Reuters

Hillary Clinton & John McCain Won

Republican John McCain and Democrat Hillary Clinton won their primaries in New Hampshire for their respective parties. And the presidential campaign moves to Nevada and South Carolina. Good luck to them all.

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Hillary Clinton’s Proposal To Help Poor Americans Through 401(K) Savings

By Nedra Pickler
Associated Press Writer

Families could get 401(k) retirement accounts and up to $1,000 in annual matching funds from the government under a plan offered Tuesday by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

At a cost of $20 billion-$25 billion a year, the plan is Clinton’s largest domestic proposal other than her plan for universal health insurance. The New York senator said it would be paid for by taxing estates worth more than $7 million per couple and would help narrow the gap between the rich and those who don’t have enough savings for retirement.

At the same time, Clinton said she has given up another idea for a savings incentive — giving every baby born in the United States a $5,000 account to one day pay for college or a first home.

She made that suggestion last month before the Congressional Black Caucus, saying it was just an idea and not a policy proposal. The idea was criticized by Republicans, and she told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Tuesday that it’s off the table.

The campaign of her Democratic rival John Edwards suggested it was an example of Clinton setting her positions by polls. “Apparently, new polling data seems to have pressured the Clinton campaign to throw out the baby bond with the bathwater,” said Edwards spokesman Chris Kofinis.

As for the retirement accounts, Clinton said during a campaign stop in small-town central Iowa, “They will begin to bring down this inequality that is eating away at our social contract.” She said, “This is a major commitment to how I believe we can begin to right the balance again.”

Her campaign said that for every $7 million estate that gets taxed, at least 5,000 families would receive the matching funds.

Clinton said she wants to create “American Retirement Accounts” in which each family could put up to $5,000 annually in a 401(k) plan. The federal government would provide a tax cut to match the first $1,000 for any household that brings in less than $60,000 a year and 50 percent of the first $1,000 for those that make $60,000-$100,000.

Her campaign said the accounts would be designed for adults of working age and not open to children, but that it wouldn’t be a requirement that people work to participate. The matching funds would come in the form of a refundable tax credit that would be deposited into the 401(k) plan.

Higher income earners who don’t have employer-sponsored plans could participate, but contributions to the accounts would count against the IRA contribution limit.

She said she would encourage employers to have direct deposit from paychecks into the accounts.

Clinton said less than half the families in the United States have retirement savings accounts and those who have them aren’t saving enough. She said she often meets people working even into their early 80s because they don’t have enough savings.

“We don’t have much of a nest egg to fall back on,” she said.

Although the money would be intended mainly for retirement, she said people should also be able to use the savings to buy a house or pay for college and the government should consider letting workers use a portion for hard times like an illness or accident.

Clinton said the accounts should not be used to replace any part of Social Security and that she is committed to addressing the long-term challenges of that program.

“We have to fight and finally bury the idea of privatizing Social Security,” she said.

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