Maybe I'm daft but I couldn't find it.
There is still what $2 million left over. Likely 1000 at $50 each. Which I would possibly pay if I lived at a college campus knowing what I do now. But he could give another 30-40 lectures on what's left over and I'm not going to spend another $60 in gas money on top of the cover charge when I can watch on utube for free in my own home.
I knew he would go on speaking tours but to the best students (literally) possible, with that kind of cash; couldn't he go cheaper? I know there are additional costs incurred, but the cost to go may hurt the liberty movement.
Of course we can all watch on youtube but so can all those college kids who may very well some day get involved in politics and change the scenes.
No offense to Dr. Paul, and I know these speaking engagements cost a fair amount of money, and I want him to bring in a few bucks, along with writing books, but this seems too costly. He's not campaigning any more and won't be garnering 8000 people crowds. Not to be negative.
To be honest, most college kids are gonna buy a bag of weed and watch on line for free. That leaves the other half holding an empty bag filled with $50 seats and no pot to smoke. That's about 1/5th or less the amount of liberty loving youngsters who will go there.
I understand he needs to make cash but isn't there a youth for liberty PAC, and C4L? Even if he pulls in a net of $10K once a month, that's what he would have made for his pension. Then add in book sales... Then add in new liberty minded candidates who may not have got the message since they stayed in their dorms smoking pot and playing video games to later fly drones instead of going to a rally?
Even if the school itself pays for it (unlikely) that takes away money from schools.
If he's being ripped off that bad by promotions perhaps he should re-think things. But I'm not gonna shell out $50 plus $60 in gas to go see him speak when I could watch his older speeches for free or the new ones for free at home or spend the cash on Liberty Classroom.
I totally respect his wishes however and I'm sure if this post is true (which it may be not) there is a reason for it. The whole message will be lost if he can't draw crowds or light people up.
I suspect maybe 1000 kids at best at $50 a pop. Back when I was in college I could buy some papers and some pot and get stoned all week while playing pac man or pinball for that amount of money. Now I think pot costs less. Again, utmost respect for Dr. Paul but it's too much cash for young people. But again, I never caught the 50K number.
No trying to poke fun at those who say that's a low number, but keep in mind it's at college campuses. Not only the most important of an audience, but the most broke and the most in debt. I've been lucky and I've never owned a credit card. But I worked two jobs while going to community college with parents who disowned me.
Not bashing our own or Dr. Paul, but $50 tickets are too much. Anything over $10 or maybe $20 is too much. And it won't last long. Kids lose interest. Not only are they are greatest liability they are our greatest hope.
I can't wait to watch the latest utubes though. He's really starting to let loose.
We'll see how the free market shakes out though. I understand $50K isn't that bad, but you have to consider the audience. Maybe $125 per person plus a $75 per person dinner for some rich boomers (likely neo-cons or rabid fans go to those dinners - shoot, some pay 10K.) But not $50 for a college kid. Maybe $15-20 and some $5-10 chicken kebabs. What if only 500 kids show up? That's $100 each. He might get good numbers at first but as time goes on as we all know interest will wane.
Hopefully this thread wasn't created to cause division. If it is, shame on you. This is my only somewhat negative post about whom I believe to be the best politician in my life.
Heck, maybe the promotion company is taking 80%. I can't see a mic and some speakers costing that much cash though.
Hopefully I don't hurt any feelings but that's just how I see it. I know the 50K he will only take home a fairly small fraction of. But even if 90% is siphoned off in expenses that's still an equivalent wage if done every 3 weeks.