We were just slapped in the face with another reminder of how much President Obama drained our national budget and put us into the poor house. It was a reminder, unlike others, that we do not need. ‘Page Six’ has reported that $1.5 billion in federal endowments will be required to pay for the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, the husband-and-wife founding partners of TWBTA, are the lead architects on the team. They have reported the project is so expensive in part, because one section of the building is completely dedicated to telling Barack and Michelle Obama’s life story.
‘Page Six’ reported the following when the news broke of how much money was needed in federal endowments,
“The Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago could require a $1.5 billion endowment, its architects say, three times what was raised for the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. Husband-and-wife architectural team Tod Williams and Billie Tsien noted that it will be difficult to raise such a huge sum because Obama scrupulously declined to do much fundraising while he was still in office.
The Obama Center is due to be so expensive because it will require the construction of both a presidential library and a museum about the lives of Barack and Michelle Obama. And federal requirements now stipulate that former presidents must have larger endowments to pay for annual operating costs at the libraries.”
These libraries are nothing more than a shrine for the egos of high profile politicians and now the American taxpayers are paying the price for it and it’s insane.
It just goes to show how little regard the former President and his administration have for the American people. Average middle-class American cannot afford for such a high increase in taxes that will almost definitely come as the result of this project. Which indicates the President does not really care about the American people and their plight. He really just cares about creating an eternal shrine to his failed administration and their blatant and flagrant attempts to increase the size of the federal government.
I guess Obama’s been too busy In between writing his highly anticipated memoir and vacationing in exotic locales, that he hasn’t even had enough time to finalize a design. Of course, Obama also has been busy as a community organizer for his Obama Foundation. Maybe Obama’s OWN organization should fork over a few bucks to the project, especially after seeing the latest information reported by Judicial Watch.
The Judicial Watch report said the following about the recent obscene project and budget number,
“According to bills obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Secret Service also paid for rooms at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club. The Secret Service also reserved rooms at the Moana Surfrider resort on Waikiki Beach, and the Ala Moana Hotel, which cost a total of $40,249.48 and $671,895.99, respectively.
The Secret Service rented cars from Avis, Alamo, and Hertz — 103 cars for the two-week vacation, totaling $165,893.88 in taxpayer money. Reportedly, the Obamas stayed at the Hale Reena Estate, which “rents for anywhere between $5,000 to $10,000 a night, depending on the season.”
A leopard doesn’t change its spots. President Obama has surely proven this fact to be true. His Affordable Care Act cost the country billions of dollars as well as his lavish and over the top vacations. Now he is draining us of $1.5 billion more. Certainly not if the American taxpayers can help it!
By the way for those interested the Obama Center should be completed by 2021.
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