The UK Daily Mail says that crooked Hillary Clinton picked up $21.6 million in speaking fees between 4/13/2013 and 3/19/2015. Most of the speeches netted her $225,000, some as much as $400,000. The hefty fees were paid by “pharmaceutical and health care companies, Wall Street banks, The Gap, eBay, Xerox, Qualcomm, and a handful of trade associations representing vegetable farmers, car dealers and the like.” A Chicago synagogue paid her $225,000 for a 20-minute speech.
You might wonder why anyone would pay ten cents to hear Hillary Clinton speak, althought you might also understand why they were satisfied to pay such an amount for a short speech. They were spared having to listen to her for any longer than that.
They weren’t really paying for a speech at all, they aren’t interested in what she has to say. They were paying for access and favoritism when, they hope, she becomes president. It’s not unusual for crooked politicians to sell their office to the highest bidder. Hillary has topped that by selling her office before she has won it. If she doesn’t win the presidency in the 2016 election it will be satifying to know that all these crony capitalists wasted their money.
A complete list of all speeches and amount paid is at the UK Daily Mail story.
The subterfuge of “speaking fees” is how to crony capitalists and crooked politicians get away with bribery these days. Hillary began her bribery career with the cattle futures deal and Whitewater fraud when she and Bill were back in Arkansas. It’s become a way of life that has paid off handsomely.