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At time of austerity, eight universities spent top dollar on Hillary Clinton speeches
Washington Post ^ | 07/02/2014 | BY PHILIP RUCKER AND ROSALIND S. HELDERMAN

Posted on 07/02/2014 12:18:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

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.

Since stepping down as secretary of state in early 2013, Clinton has given dozens of paid speeches to industry conventions and Wall Street banks. But Clinton’s acceptance of high fees for university visits has drawn particularly sharp criticism, with some students and academic officials saying the expenditures are a poor use of funds at a time of steep tuition hikes and budget cuts across higher education.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clinton; college; hillary; university

1 posted on 07/02/2014 12:18:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s with all of these negative Clinton stories in the MSM??? Does somebody not want the Clinton’s back in the White House?????


2 posted on 07/02/2014 12:21:28 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: SeekAndFind; All
w/o even looking, Communist Universities...

3 posted on 07/02/2014 12:22:05 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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4 posted on 07/02/2014 12:22:16 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Academia and most of the so-called “news” media are dyed in the wool Pinkos.

They’re happy to fund PIAPS.

And probably quite pleased that it doesn’t personally cost them single penny.


5 posted on 07/02/2014 12:22:25 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

MoonBats with a checkbook... what could go wrong?..


6 posted on 07/02/2014 12:22:29 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: SeekAndFind

At $250,000, why don’t they give 25 students 10 grand to lower their tuition.


7 posted on 07/02/2014 12:24:51 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Dilbert San Diego
LOL, she's to old to be a party girl now. They don't want a bitch in the WH
and they also know her all to well and how angry she is to everyone around her.

That Woman is old used newspaper.

8 posted on 07/02/2014 12:27:40 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Are these universities claiming austerity? If they aren’t cutting back on things claiming poverty then I don’t see a problem. Big name speakers get big name fees, it’s just how it works, and like her or not HC is a big name. A lot of times these fees grow in a bidding war, two place want the same speaker at the same time and the offers start rolling in, it’s the free market. Which she despises, which makes the whole thing kind of ironic, but not necessarily bad.


9 posted on 07/02/2014 12:27:47 PM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Tony Montana calls it “money laundering”.


10 posted on 07/02/2014 12:28:36 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: SeekAndFind

So how is this not a political donation?


11 posted on 07/02/2014 12:30:28 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: SeekAndFind
A backdoor way of giving money to Dem coffers, not covered by campaign funding laws.

12 posted on 07/02/2014 12:31:29 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: SeekAndFind

So your kid can’t afford college because they raised the tuition to pay for Hillary’s speech. What difference does it make?


13 posted on 07/02/2014 12:32:47 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t you love it when the newspapers turn on their own.

Too little,too late WaPo.

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14 posted on 07/02/2014 12:34:37 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Night Hides Not
Note, these are not campaign funds which will be additional largess culled from academia when she announces her candidacy. Since she has not announced, these schools give her the cash directly so they cannot be accused of funding a campaign which the Clintons would NEVER do anyway from personal funds. Two grifters who showed the way for the incompetent in office so he can load up when he leaves office, hopefully.
15 posted on 07/02/2014 12:35:28 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: SeekAndFind
call me...I'll speak for a teensie-weensie little bit
16 posted on 07/02/2014 12:36:13 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: SeekAndFind

paid $251,250?

Interesting number there. One would expect a round number say 250K or 225K or some such. The odd $1250 sounds like the cost of going and staying for the night on top of the standard fee.

What a goniff.


17 posted on 07/02/2014 12:37:05 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: SeekAndFind
All of these schools are awash in government money. This is simply a conduit by which are tax dollars can be legally funneled to Team Clinton.

These grifters have been gaming the system for forty years.

18 posted on 07/02/2014 12:39:40 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind

New rule

Sell tickets, split the gate. Stop sloughing money to speakers who are running for office


19 posted on 07/02/2014 12:42:58 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Universities are taking the chance that Hillary will be president, and they will get that money back ten fold. Otherwise, from an educational perspective, Hillary isn’t worth the electric bill.


20 posted on 07/02/2014 12:51:03 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The media is getting all of Hillary’s bad stuff out of the way now. When 2016 rolls around they will all slavishly bow to her and sniff her pantsuit like good little democrat media whores.


21 posted on 07/02/2014 1:08:36 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: pallis

I wouldn’t pay one thin dime to listen to her speak - lies, nothing but da**ed lies come out of her mouth. These people make me sick - and to think that one university got their panties in a wad over Condi Rice. Only libs get the perks of speaking at colleges. This county is sickening at times.


22 posted on 07/02/2014 1:10:07 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: SeekAndFind

Payoffs, bribery. There just is no justification for this kind of money being paid to the Clintons or anyone else.


23 posted on 07/02/2014 1:10:57 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: SeekAndFind

The people making the decision to have her speak are probably all Democrats and are thrilled to have a chance to meet the next President. So what if it’s money that could have been used for the students’ benefit or to hire two or three more faculty members.


24 posted on 07/02/2014 1:26:08 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: SeekAndFind

So why aren’t the students PROTESTING??!!


25 posted on 07/02/2014 2:56:01 PM PDT by FES0844
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