Wednesday, October 02, 2013

First Obama Pillaged WWII Vets' Medicare, Now He Tries To Steal Their Monument

First Obama pillaged Medicare to fund his Obamacare train wreck, now he is trying to prevent aged WWII Vets from visiting the open air World War II Memorial in Washington so he can maximize the pain of the government shutdown he ordered.

I guess the Thug-in-Chief really didn't notice that it is an open air monument paid for with private funds:

The National World War II Memorial was funded almost entirely by private contributions, as specified in Public Law 103-32. The campaign received more than $197 million in cash and pledges. Support came from hundreds of thousands of individual Americans, hundreds of corporations and foundations, veterans groups, dozens of civic, fraternal and professional organizations, states and one territory, and students in 1,200 schools across the country.

Donated and pledged funds were used to cover the total project costs of approximately $182 million. These costs include site selection and design, construction and sculpture, a National Park Service maintenance fee required by the Commemorative Works Act, groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies, fund raising, and the 11-year administrative costs of the project from its inception in 1993 through completion in 2004.

Remaining funds are held on deposit with the U.S. Treasury in a National WWII Memorial Trust Fund. The funds will be used by the American Battle Monuments Commission solely to benefit the World War II Memorial.

Or maybe Obama spent all the money on one of his wife's vacations. In any case, Obama goons are now threatening Vets with arrest when they take their long anticipated Honor Flight trip to see it.

... when he called the parks service, he was told they would face arrest. "I said, are you kidding me? You're going to arrest a 90/91-year-old veteran from seeing his memorial? If it wasn't for them it wouldn't be there. She said, 'That's correct sir.'"

Smooth move, Pondscum.