Speaking Fees

When politicians and bureaucrats leave office, then they collect the payoffs that they have earned. Since leaving the presidency in 2001, Bill Clinton has been paid more than $90 million in speaking fees, including $13.4 million in 2011, according to tabulations by CNN and financial disclosures by Hillary Clinton when she was a U.S. senator from New York and secretary of state.

Bernanke, the recently departed Federal Reserve chairman, was paid $250,000 for a 40-minute speech this week in Abu Dhabi, according to Reuters.

Just remember, the business of government employees is taking your money for their personal use, one way or another.

Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
%d bloggers like this: