[Rushtalk] Hard times for Hillary

John Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Tue Apr 3 18:48:53 MDT 2018


/*She should pay _THEM_ $25,000 for letting her 
speak.......................*/


On 4/3/2018 11:01 AM, Carl Spitzer {C Juno} wrote:
> *Hillary Clinton Speaking Fees Drop by 87%*
> *By Erin Coates <https://www.westernjournal.com/author/erin-coates/> *
> *March 29, 2018 at 4:17pm*
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> <javascript:window.print()>* *Former Secretary of State Hillary 
> Clinton made $200,000 per speech in the past. Now, her speaking fees 
> have plummeted by 87 percent.*
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> *Rutgers University is reportedly paying the former presidential 
> nominee $25,000 to speak at the university Thursday, according to NJ 
> Advance Media 
> <http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/03/hillary_clinton_is_back_in_nj_today.html>.*
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> *Clinton will be discussing politics, American democracy and how she 
> has helped shape women’s political history.*
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> *The money she will be paid to speak at Rutgers, that will not be 
> coming from tuition or state aid according to the university, is a far 
> cry from what she use to be paid per speech.*
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> *According to a 2016 study by The Associated Press 
> <https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2016-04-22/firms-that-paid-for-clinton-speeches-have-us-govt-interests>, 
> out of the $22 million Clinton was paid to speak after her retirement 
> as secretary of state, one-third of the groups that paid her speech 
> fees were government contractors.*
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> *This study was based on federal records, regulatory filings and 
> correspondence of the 82 corporations who paid Clinton to speak 
> between 2013 and 2015.*
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> *The results showed that most of those groups had lobbied federal 
> agencies in recent years. In two years, Clinton had over 94 paid 
> appearances, which gave way to criticism from her opponents.*
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> *During the presidential race, Sen. Bernie Sanders called on Clinton 
> to release the transcripts of her speeches, according to the AP.*
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> *“If somebody gets paid $225,000 for a speech, it must be an 
> unbelievably extraordinary speech,” he said. “I kind of think if that 
> $225,000 speech was so extraordinary, she should release the 
> transcripts and share it with all of us.”*
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> *Lawrence M. Noble, general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, 
> added that her high paying speaking tour “puts her in the position of 
> having to disavow that money is an influence on her while at the same 
> time backing campaign reform based on the influence of money. It ends 
> up creating the appearance of influence.”*
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> *Trade groups, who lobby for industry interests, paid Clinton over 
> $7.1 million for her speeches. The financial services and investment 
> industry contributed about $4.1 million to Clinton’s fees.*
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> *One Twitter user noted that the recent decline in speaking fees could 
> do with the fact that Clinton does not have an influence on American 
> politics anymore.*
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>     *Now that Hillary can't do them any favors, speaking fees go down.*
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>     *(Also note how donations to Clinton Foundation are way
>     down.)https://t.co/eRafmKMneB*
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>     *— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) March 29, 2018
>     <https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/979408792432492545?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw>*
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> *RELATED: Hillary Says People Want Her to Go Away Because She’s a 
> Woman 
> <https://www.westernjournal.com/hillary-says-people-want-her-to-go-away-because-shes-a-woman/>*
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> *The recent speaking engagement at Rutgers shows that universities are 
> also paying Clinton less to speak on their campuses.*
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> *In 2014, she traveled to at least eight different universities to 
> make public speeches. She was paid $251,250 to speak at the University 
> of Connecticut and $300,000 to speak at the University of California 
> at Los Angeles, according to The Washington Free Beacon 
> <http://freebeacon.com/politics/hillary-clinton-paid-less-rutgers-past-university-speeches/>.*
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> *Students at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas — where officials 
> agreed to raise tuition by 17 percent over four years — wrote Clinton 
> a letter prior to her speech to return the planned $225,000 fee or 
> they would protest her appearance, The  Washington Post 
> <https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/at-time-of-austerity-eight-universities-spent-top-dollar-on-hillary-clinton-speeches/2014/07/02/cf1d1070-016a-11e4-b8ff-89afd3fad6bd_story.html?utm_term=.74fb08273bc3> 
> reported.*
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> *“What makes fees at this level outrageous … is that one speaker’s fee 
> becomes comparable to what it costs to educate a student for several 
> years,” Harvard University professor Harry R. Lewis said in 2014. “At 
> the same time you’re putting your students into serious debt, as most 
> institutions do; it’s an allocation of resources that’s very suspect.”*
>
> *Thursday’s speech will be held at Rutgers Athletic Center and will be 
> Clinton’s third public appearance in New Jersey since she lost the 
> 2016 election.*
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