If you’re worried about the financial stability of the Obamas…don’t be.
Not only does the former president have a cushy pension, but the benefits are beyond amazing.
And if that isn’t enough, he can always hit the very lucrative speaking circuit. As Hillary proved, you don’t even have to be a former president to make millions this way.
Barack has no problem taking money for the glorification of his Australia-sized ego. His hometown of Chicago just asked for $1.5 BILLION to build the Barack Obama Presidential Center.
We’re absolutely certain he’s okay with that number.
Now, consistent with his oversized ego and sense of worth, Mr. Obama has decided to further supplement his retirement income by demanding an outrageous amount of money for just one speech.
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) April 24, 2017
How much? $400,000.
“Barack Obama has agreed to a $400,000 fee for speaking to a prominent Wall Street firm, according to Charlie Gasparino of the Fox Business Network.”
Of course, it’s the private firm’s right to pay Mr. Obama anything they want.
The point is that for all his protestations to be the champion of the working poor and hurting, he heads directly for the big money. Again, that’s his right, but the duplicity and greed are obvious.
The article continues:
“The huge fee puts Obama at the top of the list of speaking fees for former government officials.
Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke charges between $200,000 and $400,000, former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner charges $200,000, and former President George Bush charges around $150,000, according to a person familiar with the matter.”
Obama spent money like it was water when he was in the Oval Office, and now he’s demanding exorbitant amounts for what, one-hour speaking engagements?
He has accomplished the one feat many thought impossible – exceeding the greed of Hillary Clinton, who in comparison “received over $200,000 apiece for each of her speaking engagements at Goldman Sachs.”
Hillary will probably blame such obvious inequity on gender discrimination.