Barack Obama’s administration was plagued by scandal after scandal from the very beginning. Personally, 44 did nothing good to the benefit of the country he supposedly loves.
However, that won’t stop taxpayers from being forced to shell out $175 million for his presidential library.
Obama Library to cost taxpayers $175 million. pic.twitter.com/maMGjn4Uyt
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 25, 2018
From Fox News:
The planned Obama Presidential Center in Chicago is being privately funded, but on Friday city officials estimated how much taxpayers will pay for roadwork and other construction around the center: $175 million.
It was the first time city officials put a specific dollar figure on the expected cost to the public, the Chicago Tribune reported.
“These proposed investments are intended to make the (center) and surrounding Jackson Park a world-class destination on par with Chicago’s Museum Campus,” the city’s Department of Transportation (CDOT) told the newspaper, in a statement accompanying the figures.
The money could be put to better use – like maybe cleaning up Chicago’s crime. Don’t want my tax $ paying for a crooks library
— George N. Peterson 🇱🇷 (@redwolf0710) February 25, 2018
Waste of tax money. What would be in there besides, Obamacare?
— Carlos B. (@funkit34) February 25, 2018
OBAMA library not worth building! He is a traitor!
— Standing Proud (@KathyMKnapp) February 25, 2018
The funding of #Obama library will cost taxpayers $175 million dollars# This is preposterous! The guy destroyed America for 8 years! Patriots we need to stand tall and fight this proposal! No way can this be put on taxpayers! #NoObamaLibrary
— 🇺🇸 John McGeever 🇺🇸 (@JohnMcGeever70) February 25, 2018
How much of his salary did Obummer give to charity each month. Oh I remember none him An Hillary was to busy selling uranium to Russia. For hundred forty five million donations to Clinton foundation. That can’t be found now. Wonder what his cut was.
— Raymond (@rlittle600) February 25, 2018
Chicago Tribune has more:
According to the transportation report, an analysis of traffic volumes was done and indicates there would be no “significant traffic impacts” as a result of the project. The city predicts that most Cornell traffic would be diverted to Lake Shore Drive, with the rest going to Stony Island and other routes.
Besides the closing of Cornell between the North Midway Plaisance and Hayes Drive, other roadway segments that would be closed and converted into open space would be South Midway Plaisance between Stony Island Avenue and Cornell Drive, and Marquette Drive between Stony Island and Richards Drive.
The proposal also would cause a loss of about 236 on-street parking spaces, though the city said it would still leave enough for peak demand.
What a waste of money!