Monday, April 25, 2016

Paying the One Percenters

Here is an actual example of the 1% trying to screw the world's poor:

Congo, one of the poorest nations on Earth, offered former President Bill Clinton a speaking fee of $650,000–a sum equal to annual per-capita income of 2,813 Congolese. Indeed, the International Monetary Fund ranks the Democratic Republic of the Congo dead last in its global income rankings. What did it expect in return for its investment?

The State Department did turn down that offer because Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, as they did for a proposed speech in North Korea.

As they should have.

But plenty of others ponied up the cash ($48 million while Secretary Clinton held office) without running afoul of State rules.

Ah yes, it's good to be a Clinton.