Some students who probably need to obtain a better grasp on how the world works are outraged, just sickened, over the amount of money potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton charges for a speaking appearance.
The president and chief press relations officer of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas student government appeared on a local conservative talk show to criticize Clinton for her "outrageous" speaking fee, requesting she return the money to the university. "We really appreciate anybody who would come to raise money for the university. But anybody who's being paid $225,000 to come speak, we think that's a little bit outrageous. And we'd like Secretary Clinton — respectfully — to gracefully return the money to the university or the foundation," Daniel Waqar, the student government's public relations director, said on Ralston Reports. "When we heard $225,000, we weren't so thrilled," Elias Benjelloun, the UNLV student body president added. "We would hope that Hillary Clinton commits to higher education ... and returns part or whole of the amount she receives for speaking."
Clinton is scheduled to speak at a fundraiser for the UNLV Foundation, a group that raises money for the university, this fall. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported her speaking fee earlier this week, sending Republicans into a tizzy. A campaign could buy a lot with $225,000. Republicans are trying to turn this speech into an issue, given Clinton's recent comments about her own personal wealth and how she's not "truly well off." In reality, though, this is all very silly.