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.

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