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Old 07-09-2015, 04:44 PM
 
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George W. Bush charged $100K for speech at wounded veterans event | TheHill
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Old 07-09-2015, 04:52 PM
 
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So? Chelsea Clinton got $65,000 for a speech in Kansas City. They originally wanted Hillary, but Hillary's price was $275,000.
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Old 07-09-2015, 05:03 PM
 
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Isn't that double-dipping? First you make money off sending people to war, then make money off the injured ones who survived?
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Old 07-09-2015, 05:06 PM
 
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Newsflash: Famous people charge to speak at events. More to come after the break.
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Old 07-09-2015, 05:07 PM
 
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So? Chelsea Clinton got $65,000 for a speech in Kansas City. They originally wanted Hillary, but Hillary's price was $275,000.
So we all are okay with politicians getting large speaking fees? From both sides of the aisle?
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Old 07-09-2015, 05:15 PM
 
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So we all are okay with politicians getting large speaking fees? From both sides of the aisle?
Whether you are okay with it or not, it happens. Chelsea Clinton isn't even a politician. Not fair to single Bush out when they all do it and charge much more than he is.
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Old 07-09-2015, 05:31 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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OK. I get that former Presidents charge speaking fees. But most of them haven't committed major blunders like Iraq that killed or maimed thousands. Bush should be apologizing for one of the gravest errors in American military history and then give these vets 100 K to ease their transition from healthy young men and women into the world of the wounded and disabled.
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Old 07-09-2015, 05:55 PM
 
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they do because people are willing to pay for them. like they make money off it for various causes.
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Old 07-09-2015, 06:13 PM
 
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Helping a Hero told ABC the $170,000 in total costs were worth it because the Bushes helped the group raise record funds in 2011 and 2012.

“It was great because [Bush] reduced his normal fee of $250,000 down to $100,000,” said Meredith Iler, the charity’s former chairwoman
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Old 07-09-2015, 06:20 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Wonder what Bill Clinton charges?
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