As Hillary Touts Student Debt Bailout Plan, Critics Point to $2M in College Speaking Fees

On Monday, Clinton, now the Democratic presidential frontrunner, unveiled a $350 billion bailout plan for college graduates faced with crushing student debt dubbed “the new college compact” — a proposal her critics cast as blatantly hypocritical and disingenuous. The fee paid by the University at Buffalo could have covered a year of tuition for 42 students at the public institution — an irony her detractors, including rival GOP presidential candidates, were quick to point out.

“How does @HillaryClinton talk about college debt when she charged a public university $275,000 for one speech?” tweeted Republican presidential contender and former three-term governor of New York George Pataki.

“How does @HillaryClinton talk about college debt when she charged a public university $275,000 for one speech?”

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