Good thing this broke dead politician is making some money at speaking engagements, especially at a University where students are now experiencing a 4% increase in their tuition. Check it out…
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will collect a $225,000 speaking fee from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in October, it emerged on Tuesday.
The massive expense was confirmed just weeks after the university formalized a 4 per cent tuition increase for each of the next four years. Rate hikes have nearly tripled tuition costs there since 2004.
Clinton will deliver the keynote address at an invitation-only gala for philanthropists and other high-dollar donors who support UNLV. The university said private funds are being tapped to pay her speaking fee.
But students see a zero-sum financial gain in which that money could have chipped away at tuition increases.
‘$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.’
Read more: Daily Mail