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Hillary Clinton’s golden goose: business speeches

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Denver on June 28.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Denver on June 28. AP

Hillary Clinton must be one of the most dynamic speakers of our time, and I, for one, would like to hear what she has to say.

Between 2013 and 2015, Ms. Clinton gave 91 speeches, for which she was paid about $22 million.

Most of these speeches were given to Wall Street firms such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Her least expensive fee was $100,000 for a 20-minute speech. However, her average fee was $225,000 per speech.

If Ms. Clinton has a secret message that can make these companies profitable, then I would like to be in on it because it must be darn good for one of the companies to pay her $400,000 for just a 45-minute talk. And a Canadian firm paid her $524,500 on January 21, 2015 for two other speeches.

My goodness, this was the lady that said she was “broke” when she and former President Bill Clinton left the White House.

Ralph Bush, Arroyo Grande

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