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Sat Feb 2, 2019, 05:02 AM

Nikki Haley said to be asking four-times the median S.C. household income for a single speaking gig

CNBC reported this morning that Nikki Haley, the former S.C. governor and U.N. ambassador, is asking $200,000 for speaking engagements less than one month removed from her Trump administration job. Oh, and a private jet, please.

Back home in South Carolina, those single $200,000 speaking gigs are each the equivalent of more than four times the state's median household income of $48,781 per year. And with a quick hop on a private plane, that compensation could actually be significantly more.

Haley has reportedly signed on with Washington Speakers Bureau, which would help book the engagements.

Of course, Haley isn't the first once-and-future government official to charge top dollar to say a few words as a private citizen. During the 2016 campaign, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was lambasted for raking in millions in speaking fees, along with her husband. Same with Obama and many other formerly powerful people now in private life. And that's just the ex-government officials who were once charged with guarding the public interest.

Read more: https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/TheBattery/archives/2019/01/30/nikki-haley-said-to-be-asking-for-four-times-the-median-sc-household-income-for-a-single-speaking-gig

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Sat Feb 2, 2019, 05:38 AM

1. What does she have to say that would be worth that much money?

Nothin'.

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Sat Feb 2, 2019, 07:58 AM

2. Same amount Joseph Biden got from a Chamber of Commerce during 2018

election for the speech where he praised a Republican running against a Democrat.

May just be a typical fee for an ex-national office holder.

I wonder if these former office holders do a lot of fee appearances for the rest of us. I like to think that the Democrats do-but the fact is high offices are an entre to wealth.

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