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Chelsea Clinton Follows Parentsí Lead as a Paid Speaker [$75,000 Per Speech]
New York Times ^ | 07/09/2014 | By AMY CHOZICK

Posted on 07/09/2014 9:08:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

There is a new Clinton paid to deliver speeches — Chelsea, the former first daughter — and she is commanding as much as $75,000 per appearance.

Aides stressed that while Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton often address trade groups and Wall Street bankers, Ms. Clinton, now 34, focuses on organizations whose goals are in line with the work of the family’s philanthropic organization, the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Organizers said her star power helped sell tickets and raise money.

And unlike her parents’ talks, Ms. Clinton’s speeches “are on behalf of the Clinton Foundation, and 100 percent of the fees are remitted directly to the foundation,” said her spokesman, Kamyl Bazbaz, adding that “the majority of Chelsea’s speeches are unpaid.” The Harry Walker Agency, the firm that represents her parents’ engagements, handles Ms. Clinton’s talks on behalf of the family foundation.

The family speechmaking business is a lucrative one and has generated more than $100 million for her parents over the past decade as they hopscotched the globe. Their fees range from $200,000 to $700,000 per appearance, and Mr. Clinton alone earned $17 million last year giving speeches.

Ms. Clinton has avoided the controversies that have lately accompanied her mother’s speeches, particularly at public universities. Mrs. Clinton, the former secretary of state and a potential presidential candidate, also donates her university fees to the family foundation, but critics have said that as taxpayer-supported institutions, the schools should put that money to better use.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chelseaclinton; hillaryclinton; hillarytruthfile; hubbelspawn; kickbacks; payola; salary; speech
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1 posted on 07/09/2014 9:08:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

But she doesn’t care about money...


2 posted on 07/09/2014 9:09:37 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: SeekAndFind

What can she possibly know worth that much money?


3 posted on 07/09/2014 9:10:26 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: SeekAndFind

America’s sweetheart.

Soon to deliver America’s favorite grandchild, William Jefferson Webster “lil bubba” Clinton-Mezvinsky.


4 posted on 07/09/2014 9:10:53 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, ffs. What in earth has this little twit done in her entire privileged life to warrant speaking fees?


5 posted on 07/09/2014 9:11:08 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocquevillea)
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To: DonaldC

It’s all politics. This is one way the leftists can fund their favorite leftists with OPM.


6 posted on 07/09/2014 9:11:27 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: denydenydeny

RE: Oh, ffs. What in earth has this little twit done in her entire privileged life to warrant speaking fees?

Didn’t you notice her last name?


7 posted on 07/09/2014 9:12:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: DonaldC
What can she possibly know worth that much money?

They're paying protection money to the Clinton Crime Family.

Once Hillary is defeated in the primaries, Chelsea's speaking fees will plummet precipitously.

8 posted on 07/09/2014 9:13:50 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: SeekAndFind

Chelsea’s learning how to be a grifter on the rubber chicken circuit real early.


9 posted on 07/09/2014 9:15:00 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: DonaldC
If a sack of horse manure appeared on TV, been the subject of several journalists friendly exposes in high profile newspapers and becomes tabloid fodder, then that sack of manure would command a sizable appearance fee.
10 posted on 07/09/2014 9:15:24 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: SeekAndFind
...Ms. Clinton’s speeches “are on behalf of the Clinton Foundation, and 100 percent of the fees are remitted directly to the foundation,”
Which are then laundered into offshore accounts where they help fund the family's opulent lifestyle.

Allegedly.

11 posted on 07/09/2014 9:16:07 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: SeekAndFind
Mrs. Clinton, the former secretary of state...

Why is Hillary "Mrs. Clinton," but Chelsea is only "Ms. Clinton?"

They're both married, right?

Is this sexism? Ageism?

-PJ

12 posted on 07/09/2014 9:16:37 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: GeronL

I’m sure we’ll be seeing alot more of Chelsea’s ugly face in politics.


13 posted on 07/09/2014 9:17:56 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Political Junkie Too

RE: Why is Hillary “Mrs. Clinton,” but Chelsea is only “Ms. Clinton?”

Try getting paid $75,00 per speech as Mrs. Mezvinsky


14 posted on 07/09/2014 9:18:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

why would anyone care what a 34 year old woman who’s only notable accomplishment thus far in life was being born into the family of a future president?


15 posted on 07/09/2014 9:19:02 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Milton Miteybad

yeah, but just about the time the “Leave Chelsea alone while she grows up” hallpass expired, she got knocked up and conveniently moves into the “Don’t be mean to the new mommy” category.


16 posted on 07/09/2014 9:19:18 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: SeekAndFind

Speaking to the drones. Amazing how the left can use these pathological liars to talk to the dumbed down masses.


17 posted on 07/09/2014 9:21:09 AM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Milton Miteybad

I have always said that Chelsea is going to be WORSE than her parents.....which sounds almost impossible!!


18 posted on 07/09/2014 9:21:59 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: nascarnation
"Soon to deliver America’s favorite grandchild, William Jefferson Webster “lil bubba” Clinton-Mezvinsky."

Wouldn't be surprised if the Clinton's started charging fees to hear the baby crying.

19 posted on 07/09/2014 9:22:10 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: DonaldC

what can she know about anything, period.
Plus what frigen moron would pay to go see Hilary’s illegitimate child speak


20 posted on 07/09/2014 9:23:43 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: denydenydeny; SeekAndFind; SortaBichy

You misspelled the “T”-word....


21 posted on 07/09/2014 9:24:17 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s really disguised campaign financing.


22 posted on 07/09/2014 9:24:27 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Shouldn’t she be paying people $75,000 to hear her?


23 posted on 07/09/2014 9:26:00 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder what Amy Carter is doing these days?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Carter

She’s an “activist”


24 posted on 07/09/2014 9:28:23 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let’s not.forget that Chelsea’s husband makes millions on wall street.

No mention of that.


25 posted on 07/09/2014 9:30:16 AM PDT by what's up
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To: DonaldC

I can think of a few things that might be worth that kind of money;

Why Fort Marcy Park.

Maintenance schedule of Ron Brown’s plane.

How her daddy cultivated a love of Ducks in her life.

Saw the blue dress.

Why Chinese people are so generous.

(List is unending...)


26 posted on 07/09/2014 9:31:35 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The only reason to pay her is to curry favor with her parents.
WTF could she possibly have to say?
The only thing she’s ever done is fall out of her mother.


27 posted on 07/09/2014 9:31:40 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: DonaldC

It’s not what you know, it’s who you are related to.


28 posted on 07/09/2014 9:35:24 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

You know I can see why people would be interested in hearing a speech by Bill Clinton, he was a 2 term president of the US. I can even sort of see why people would be interested in hearing a speech by Hillary. But Chelsea? Give me a break, I find it hard to believe she would have anything of value to say. Sorry Chelsea!


29 posted on 07/09/2014 9:37:35 AM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: SeekAndFind
A few weeks ago Bill Clinton was on David Letterman’s show and Bill posited the idea that ‘it is best to have Chelsea as candidate for President, instead of Hillary’. So that is the direction they have chosen to go.

It is the ole recognition of name that will get her (Chelsea) elected, if that in fat happens one day in the future. God Forbid!!!

30 posted on 07/09/2014 9:37:49 AM PDT by geologist ("If you love me, keep my commands" .... John 14 :15)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wouldn’t give her 75 cents FOR ANYTHING. Who the hell s paying her $75K to speak and what is the payback?


31 posted on 07/09/2014 9:38:13 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Political Junkie Too

“Why is Hillary “Mrs. Clinton,” but Chelsea is only “Ms. Clinton?”

of course you’re right. the young sprout trading off the family name because she doesn’t care about money. shouldn’t Chelzee be known as Mrs. Marc Mezvinsky?


32 posted on 07/09/2014 9:40:05 AM PDT by IWONDR
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To: denydenydeny
Oh, ffs. What in earth has this little twit done in her entire privileged life to warrant speaking fees?

Being the love child of Hillary and Webb Hubbell, whose "stepfather" was serviced in the Oval Office while pretending to be POTUS.

Apparently, the groups she speaks to, have low standards. /sarc

33 posted on 07/09/2014 9:41:23 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: SeekAndFind

It amazes me that there actually is a sucker born every minute.

That anybody would pay anything to hear Bill, Hillary or Chelsea give a speech about anything is completely amazing to me.

Business people make money by creating value for other people (hence the term, “value proposition.”)

What possible value proposition do Bill, Hillary and Chelsea offer?

I guess the same kind of value proposition that Tony Soprano offered Barone Sanitation.


34 posted on 07/09/2014 9:46:15 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: SeekAndFind
LOL!

-PJ

35 posted on 07/09/2014 9:48:01 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Milton Miteybad

I wonder what annual salary she gets from the Clinton Foundation?


36 posted on 07/09/2014 9:48:39 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: SeekAndFind

She makes more in one speech than most millenials will make in a year or two-—or more nowadays.


37 posted on 07/09/2014 9:49:51 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tryranny)
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To: SeekAndFind

Webb Hubbell would be so proud.


38 posted on 07/09/2014 9:50:04 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The corruption is so deep in the ruling class. There really are only two solutions when it gets to this level. One is a massive brokenness and turning to Jesus.


39 posted on 07/09/2014 9:51:27 AM PDT by lurk
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To: nascarnation

“What can she possibly know worth that much money?
They’re paying protection money to the Clinton Crime Family.”

These payments to Bill, Hill and now Chelsea are a way to launder bribes to the KKKlinton family for protection and influence peddling. If we had a real media the amount of influence peddling money paid to Slick alone would be a major scandal.


40 posted on 07/09/2014 9:51:28 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

I wonder what annual salary she gets from the Clinton Foundation?”

Maybe the foundation paid for her $10.5 million house like the paid for the house for Willy and Hitlery.


41 posted on 07/09/2014 9:57:25 AM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: SeekAndFind

Influence peddling. Whoever pays, gets on a favorites list that is sent to Bill and Hil. If Chelsea succeeds in politics, these people will be early entries in her list of people to grant access to and do favors for.

Given what appears to be an American taste for elective dynasties, it’s only prudent to butter up the likely prospects. In China, they’re called “princelings.”


42 posted on 07/09/2014 9:57:56 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: IWONDR
of course you’re right. the young sprout trading off the family name because she doesn’t care about money. shouldn’t Chelzee be known as Mrs. Marc Mezvinsky?

Until BJ decided to run for Prez, she went by Hillary Rodham.

43 posted on 07/09/2014 10:01:10 AM PDT by gogeo (If you are Tea Party, the Republican Party does not want you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

One thing I LIKE about HilLIARy (wait for it, you’re going to like this one too) is how tone deaf she is on these issues and her incredible bad timing handling them.

Just about the time everyone forgot about her ridiculous $250,000 speaking fee she releases a stary about how she ‘donates’ the money to charity ...The Clinton Foundation.

Not only was that an actual WORSE response in it’s stupidiy, she released it just as the story would have been completely forgotten by the press.

And she has a habit of doing that just as a story is about to be forgotten, with some announcement that makes it worse.

Unlike Bill, who had impecible timing, she is annoying and just plain not likeable.


44 posted on 07/09/2014 10:02:43 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

How is this not classified as graft and corruption?


45 posted on 07/09/2014 10:07:42 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: JohnBrowdie

“”being born into the family of a future president?””

Wrong. She was born into a family of first class grifters..

Have you ever seen her speak on TV? She barely opens her mouth, speaks through her teeth and has absolutely NOTHING to say. I would challenge anyone to tell me what her speeches are about...

Good grief - are people deaf, dumb and blind to the Clintons?


46 posted on 07/09/2014 10:08:45 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: geologist

“”It is the ole recognition of name that will get her (Chelsea) elected, if that in fat happens one day in the future. God Forbid!!!””

And she could introduce her ex-con father in law to the whole country...that should go over big.


47 posted on 07/09/2014 10:11:49 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: SeekAndFind

I just pray that she doesn’t try and give beauty tips to the audience.


48 posted on 07/09/2014 10:14:01 AM PDT by brooklyn dave
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To: SeekAndFind

I think by the time 2016 rolls around they’re going to wish they’d never mentioned the words CLINTON FOUNDATION(s) in public.. It only makes people wonder what the heck is going on and those of us with curiosity and a computer are going to go snooping for tax returns and any records available online.


49 posted on 07/09/2014 10:14:14 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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Ms. Clinton’s speeches focus on causes like eradicating waterborne diseases. (“I’m obsessed with diarrhea” is a favorite line.) And she dispenses lessons picked up from her family. (“Life’s not about what happens to you, it’s about what you do with what happens to you,” she likes to say).

Does anyone even pretend that people care about what she has to say? She's 34 years old and never had a real job. Her mother at least has some experience to back the speeches and provide insight. Chelsea is the US equivalent of Prince Charles. Giving bland, generic speeches on esoteric, feel-good humanitarian topics because she can't figure out what she wants to do with her life.

50 posted on 07/09/2014 10:18:25 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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