‘Height of Hypocrisy’: Obama Called Out for Planned Big-Money Speech to Wall St. Firm

Former President Barack Obama reportedly agreed to give a lucrative speech to Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald LP. But many are now pointing back to the 44th president’s harsh criticism of the financial industry, including calling Wall Street bankers “fat cats.” Fox Business Network’s Charlie Gasparino broke the story, reporting that Obama’s speaking fee will be $400,000, nearly twice as much as Hillary Clinton received for similar appearances. Gasparino said Obama has agreed to be the keynote speaker on health care at an event in September. Obama spokesman Eric Schultz confirmed the reported amount the former president will be paid. “With regard to this or any speech involving Wall Street sponsors, I’d just point out that in 2008, Barack Obama raised more money from Wall Street than any candidate in history and still went on to successfully pass and implement the toughest reforms on Wall Street since FDR,” Schultz said…

I think I’m gonna vomit.  What a self-righteous hypocrite!!  And, talk about spin!  Anyway, to read the rest of this eye-rolling article, click on the text above.

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