The Clintons have been at it again. This time it’s Bill who demanded, and received, a $225,000 speaking fee from a nonprofit hospital Washington Hospital Center. Hillary was previously mentioned for her shameless $450,000 speaking fee. Anyway, this time it’s Der Schlickmeister cashing in at the expense of many employees of the hospital who were laid off. While Bill and Hillary were stuffing their boots hand over fist with dinero that could have been used to keep the hospital in a sounder financial state I wonder who out there was calculating the “CEO-to-worker” pay ratio for this event. Bill: $225,000 for maybe two hours, tops; Joe Lunchbucket: $50 for the two hours. That’s 4,500:1. One has to be broken up at just the thought of these rich guys, such as Bill and Hillary, running on about CEO-worker pay inequality as they cash in on the demagoguery.
Bill Clinton accepted a $225,000 speaking fee from the nonprofit Washington Hospital Center smack in the middle of two big rounds of layoffs in 2012 — one of a number of tax-exempt organizations that have paid big money to hear the former president talk.
The $225,000 payment wasn’t made public by the hospital on its annual Internal Revenue Service forms, but rather appeared among dozens of lucrative speeches by Mr. Clinton reported on his wife’s final ethics filing as secretary of state.
“No disrespect to Bill Clinton, but that money could’ve gone a long way and been put to better use,” said Dan Fields Jr., president of the Service Employees International Union Local 722 representing hospital workers.
“Our contract expires on June 30, and I’m pretty sure they’re going to come to the table and talk about how they’re losing money, so this concerns me greatly.”