Would we all be as “dead broke” as the Clinton’s.
A new Washington Post report shows the day after Hillary Clinton made her famous “dead broke” upon leaving the White House comment the perpetually seeking power couple pocketed $700,000 in speaking fees.
That was just a drop in the bucket for the Clinton’s in 2014.
On January 6, 2014, Hillary Clinton gave a speech on behalf of GE at an event in Boca Raton, Fla. For her time, she received $220,500 — meaning that, six days into the year, the Clintons’ household income was already four times the median American household income for 2014.
On June 9, at the outset of her tour for her book “Hard Choices,” Clinton’s now-famous comment about being “dead broke” on leaving the White House aired during an ABC News interview. By that point, the two had already made over $11 million in speaking fees for the year. The day after the comment became public, the couple gave three speeches, grossing $700,000 in fees.
One can only imagine what the media would say about a conservative who did anything even close to this on a national level. Certainly, he or she would be subject to near-constant ridicule and would face incessant questions about their personal finances.