The gold is raining from the trees, as former Secretary of State Hlllary Clinton is making a mint on the rubber chicken circuit. Clinton is in high demand as a public speaker and it is, indeed, a lucrative position to be in.
In the six months since stepping down as secretary of state, Clinton has addressed apartment complex developers in Dallas, private equity managers in Los Angeles and business executives in Grand Rapids, Mich. Still to come are travel agents, real estate brokers, clinical pathologists and car dealers — each of whom pay her more than $200,000 per appearance, according to one executive who arranges speaking tours. MOREHERE
Many speculate that she is generating a campaign war chest, but does she need to do that with her own money? Newspaper speculations say that backers arew so sure that she will run in 2016 that they have already started fundraising with heavy hitters.
A blogger with no love for Clinton put it this way: “Hillary, the bitch of Benghazi has 2 billion in her war chest. Talk about the American Democrat party being the MOST screwed up party in the history of the WORLD!!!” MOREHERE
The Clintons are making hay from the family business. Hillary doesn’t bring in what Bill does, but is is a former presdent.
She is joining what has turned into a lucrative branch of the Clinton family business: Bill Clinton earned $US13.4 million from speeches in 2011, according to financial disclosure reports, and has collected more than $US100 million in speaking fees since leaving the White House. He brings in as much as $US700,000 for a single address, an amount he collected after he appeared before a company in Lagos, Nigeria. Read more