Wednesday, October 31, 2012

He Looks Taller When He Stands On A Pile Of Money

Here's an interesting tidbit about our favorite Peronist demagogue, Robert Reich, from Mark Perry's blog:
Robert Reich’s speaking fee is $37,500 to $100,000 according to the website below, and he therefore is able to net huge personal profits for his 30-minute talks.
Not bad for an anti-free-market fellow like Bobby.

"Guess how much you're going to pay me...Nope, higher...Nope, higher...No, higher still!"


Jeff Burton said...

You are so mean. Reminds of a Bill Clinton quip. When shown a doll house, Clinton said Robert Reich could fit in it.

K T Cat said...

Clinton and a doll house. I thought that comment was going in another direction.

Moxie D. Hoxie said...

When I was an undergrad, we had managed to schedule Haig as a speaker for our student group. Since he was Secretary of State, we did not have to pay any speaker's fees. But he was canned over the summer (okay, technically, he resigned) and if we wanted him to keep the engagement, we had to cough up about $30,000. Yowch! We canceled.

Those people--from the right and left of the aisle, are all thrives, and make outlandish sums of money in speakers fees. But ya gotta admit, for some one who sings the song Robert Reich does, it just smacks of hypocrisy.

Dean said...

I have a measure of respect for a dude that can be so wrong yet rake in so much scratch for being so.