Hillary Clinton, who went from flat broke to not truly well off, is really living the dream. At someone else’s expense.
The Washington Post documents some of the pricey speeches she’s been giving at colleges. While a number of them are expensive private liberal arts schools, she made a million or more from speeches given at state colleges.
At least eight universities, including four public institutions, have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for Hillary Rodham Clinton to speak on their campuses over the past year, sparking a backlash from some student groups and teachers at a time of austerity in higher education.
In one previously undisclosed transaction, the University of Connecticut — which just raised tuition by 6.5 percent — paid $251,250 for Clinton to speak on campus in April. Other examples include $300,000 to address UCLA in March and $225,000 for a speech scheduled to occur in October at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate also has been paid for speeches at the University at Buffalo, Colgate University and Hamilton College in New York, as well as Simmons College in Massachusetts and the University of Miami in Florida.
Officials at those five schools refused to say what they paid Clinton. But if she earned her standard fee of $200,000 or more, that would mean she took in at least $1.8 million in speaking income from universities over the past nine months.
Miami U is currently presided over by Clinton HHS troll Donna Shalala, which I’m sure had nothing to do with this pricey little donation.UC is run by yet another Clinton troll, Janet Napolitano.
No conflicts of interest to see here.