With Tuition Rising, UNLV Students Furious At Hillary’s $225,200 Speaking Fee

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“Poor” Hillary is expected to bag $225,000 when she speaks at a dinner this fall for foundation connected to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

This news comes after weeks of bad press for comments Hillary made about being “dead broke” when her and Bill left the White House. Hillary getting paid nearly a quarter million to speak at UNLV is also troubling because the University’s tuition and fees are steadily increasing.

“We’ve been seeing increases in tuition, we’ve been asking students and families to come back to the table, and it’s time for private entities to come to the table as well,” said UNLV student body President Elias Benjelloun. 

Benjelloun says he likes Hillary but suggests that she donate “part or all of the money back to students,or back to the university.”

Respected Nevada political journalist Jon Ralston didn’t know whether to call Hillary taking the money for speaking “obscene,” “grotesque,” or, “revolting.”

“Let that sink in,” Ralston said. “$225,000. At a school where these same Southern Nevada leaders who complain about unfair funding now sanction coughing up almost a quarter mil to hear the former first lady speak? At a school where students have to struggle to pay for tuition and fee increases because the state won’t fund education properly?”

“I’m not sure what the proper adjective is, here. Obscene? Grotesque? Revolting? Take your pick.”

Ralston also said that Clinton, “who advocates for affordable education, should be ashamed, as should the Foundation.” The UNLV Foundation, according to Ralston, is showing “astonishingly bad judgement” in their use of university money.

“Is anyone, anyone, worth that much money?” Ralston asked.

***UPDATE***

The Washington Post is reporting that Hillary Clinton was paid $300,000 to speak to students and faculty at the University of California Los Angeles in March.

It’s still unclear at this time how her and Bill are getting by on such a lousy income.


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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