Culture of Greed: Clinton Defends $200K Speaking Fees

Posted by on Jun 09, 2014 at 7:57 am

Why does this greedy woman need to defend big bucks speaking fees? It’s not as if the left ever has to apologize for anything.

Hillary Clinton defended the millions of dollars she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have earned giving paid speeches since leaving public office in an exclusive interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer ahead of Tuesday’s release of her new memoir, “Hard Choices.”

“We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” Clinton told Sawyer, referring to the hefty legal fees incurred during their White House years. “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.”

She added, “Bill has worked really hard — and it’s been amazing to me — he’s worked very hard. First of all, we had to pay off all our debts, which was, you know, he had to make double the money because of obviously taxes and then pay off the debts and get us houses and take care of family members.”

Hillary Clinton’s individual speaking fees reportedly average $200,000 per appearance.

“Let me put it this way,” Clinton told Sawyer. “I thought making speeches for money was a much better thing than getting connected with any one group or company as so many people who leave public life do.”

Like Goldman Sachs?


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2 Responses to “Culture of Greed: Clinton Defends $200K Speaking Fees”

  1. cool arrow on 9/09/14 at 1:59 pm

    No no no, this can’t be right. Only evil greedy Rethuglikkans have lots of money. Democrats do what they do out of the goodness of their hearts, just ask them!