Hillary Clinton’s fabulous book tour / campaign launch / charm offensive continues, as students at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas react to learning that this selfless Woman of the People – who recently claimed she isn’t rich enough to be considered “truly well-off” – is getting paid a cool $225,000 to speak at the UNLV Annual Foundation Dinner. From the Washington Free Beacon:
UNLV student government leaders expressed their outrage at the university’s decision to pay the former Secretary of State such a hefty fee. “We really appreciate anybody who would come to raise money for the university, but anybody who is being paid $225,000 to come speak- we think that’s a little bit outrageous. And we would like Secretary Clinton, respectfully, to gracefully return the money back to the university or to the foundation,” Daniel Waqar, Public Relations Director for the UNLV Student Government, told Jon Ralston on Ralston Reports.
UNLV Student Body President Elias Benjelloun agreed and weighed in on Clinton’s controversial speaking fee. “We’re excited that Hillary Clinton would come to the university to fundraise on behalf of our university. We’re excited anyone wants to come to UNLV and fundraise on our behalf. When we heard $225,000, we weren’t so thrilled…We’d hope that Hillary Clinton…returns part or whole of the amount she receives for speaking,” he said.
That’s even more than the usual $200,000 fee collected by the impoverished Mrs. Clinton, and it’s being paid by a university that just inked a plan to raise tuition by 4 percent a year for the next four years… capping off a 300 percent tuition increase since 2004. The UK Daily Mail got a rather lively response from a student who claims to be generally well-disposed towards Hillary:
‘$225,000? That’s obscene!’ UNLV student Jordan Mason told MailOnline. ‘And the money is all fungible, right? Even if some CEO is writing the check, that’s money that the person probably would have given to the university in some other way.’
‘I like Hillary,’ Mason added, ‘but if she’s not willing to support us without all that money changing hands, maybe they should book someone else who won’t add to the reasons we’re paying more for school.’
Hillary’s just knocking peoples’ socks off everywhere she goes, isn’t she?