Obama Presidential Center to cost Illinois taxpayers nearly $200 million
I see the taxpayers up in The Land of Lincoln are still being flim-flammed by Obama & Co., LLC. Poor Abe! He’s probably spun his way to downtown Tokyo by now.
This money isn’t for the building. Nope. That’s not part of this multi-million dollar boondoggle.
Work related to Obama Presidential Center to cost Illinois taxpayers nearly $200 million
The controversial Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will benefit from almost $200 million in taxpayer funding for work on infrastructure projects near the center on Chicago’s South Side.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former Obama White House chief of staff, described the infrastructure improvements as “money well spent.”
His office said that the funding would go toward meeting "the transportation infrastructure needs related to the Obama Center, from road construction to traffic mitigation to pedestrian safety to parkland enhancement."
“The state’s $174 million investment in infrastructure improvements near the Obama Center on the South Side of Chicago is money well spent,” he said.
The Washington Examiner reports that Illinois taxpayers will also shoulder half of a $50 million project to overhaul an above-ground rail stop two miles from the center. The other half will be funded via a Transportation Department grant.
Good grief. You caught thst right? $200 million dollars “for work on infrastructure projects near the center.” I’m glad they’ve got all the rest of the city’s problems solved. /s
I guess they gotta clean up the neighborhood to make it worthy of being home to The Empty Suit’s shrine.