We would agree that the Obama administration needs to be remembered.
…just not for the same reasons as his supporters believe. See, we’ll remember him for wasting millions and millions of taxpayer dollars on initiatives and programs that didn’t work.
But you don’t build centers to these failures. And you certainly don’t spend billions more on doing so. That’s just absurd.
No, in fact, the hubris that has infested Washington has reached and exceeded the absurd. Not to be outdone, however, the arrogance of the Obamas might even exceed that of the Clintons, although it would be a tight race.
To put it plainly: NO president needs $1.5 billion for his presidential center. Especially not one who has proven to be the real Russian stooge, despite the liberal freak-outs over Trump and Putin.
Yet that is precisely what the taxpayers are supposed to come up with for the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Via Joe For America citing Page Six:
“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.”
Why should Mr. Obama work to raise funds for his presidential center when he figured the government would just pay for it anyway? After all, he’s a good liberal, right?
“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.”
Wow. Spending an afternoon in a museum about the Obamas sounds so dreadfully boring and besides, we wouldn’t want to admit our lives are quite THAT empty.
Perhaps the best summary comes from Joe for America which notes that Obama “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.“
Please don’t send us tickets to the place. That would be too humiliating.