“We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt.
We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea’s education. You know, it was not easy.”
Note upon coming "out" of the White House, "we" are not only "dead broke", but in "debt."
This shows that at the conclusion of 8 years of the Presidency, there were two conditions:
1. "dead broke"
2. "in debt"
These two conditions in the personal, internal, subjective dictionary of the subject, are separate one from the other.
Note the habit, "you know" indicates an awareness of the interviewer or audience's presence.
3. "piece together" indicates that pieces existed, but were disjointed. In the subject's personal internal subjective dictionary, she can be both "dead broke" and "in debt" but this still allows for existing pieces to be put "together" as "resources"
4. Note that it is not "money" nor "savings" nor "cash" but "resources" that existed, but needed to be put together.
5. Note next what was accomplished while being "dead broke" and in "debt" by "piecing together" the resources:
a. "Mortgages", which are loans for houses. Note that "mortgages" are plural.
b. "Houses" are, in the personal subjective internal dictionary of the subject, separate from "mortgages", and are also noted to be not "house", but "houses", plural, indicating more than one.
Note the order of priority:
3. Chelsea's education being listed third.
Chelsea is not "my daughter" nor "our daughter" but just "Chelsea" in the context of paying for her education, while being both "broke" and in "debt", but still able to "piece together" the "resources" to pay for her education.
Everyone of us has a personal, subjective, internal dictionary.
In Hillary Clinton's internal dictionary, one can be "broke"and "in debt" but still afford more than one extremely expensive house and a top level college education.
The Presidential Salary is $200,000. The speaking engagements: Hillary: $200,000 per speech.
Bill Cinton: $500,000 per, with some less than 45 minutes.
The homes purchased when they "came out" of the White House:
New York 1.7 million Washington, DC 2.85 million
This is likely to have some question if the subject is in touch with the average person's financial struggles.