Friday, April 24, 2015

The ‘Wait, What?!’ of the Week, April 24, 2015

In recent years Hillary Clinton has given countless speeches across the country, and each time has been paid $300,000 to offer her one-hour presentation. Wow, good work if you can get it. (And her husband Bill often gets $500,000 per speech!). On an hourly basis, Hillary’s fee is 30,000 times more money than a person who makes $10 per hour. Even if you figure that each speech by Mrs. Clinton is a full day of work—after all, she has to fly in on a private jet and spend the night in a five-star hotel—her compensation is still 3750 times more than the 10-bucks-an-hour average Joe makes in a day. When Hillary visited Iowa last week to kick off her presidential campaign, she said this: “I think it's fair to say that if you look across the country, the deck is stacked in favor of those already at the top. There’s something wrong when CEOs make 300 times more than the American worker.”

Wait. What?! A person who makes over 30,000 times more than a minimum wage worker is complaining about CEOs who make 300 times more? Hmm, what’s wrong with this picture? Is Hillary and her team of advisers even remotely aware of the concept of irony? How about hypocrisy? And we have to be subjected to this for the next 18 months? Oy, I feel sick.

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