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Thread: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

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    Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    A multimillion dollar measure to fund the Obama Presidential Library has passed a hurdle in Springfield. The bill slid through an Illinois House committee Wednesday, despite Republican opposition.

    Republicans want the library, but believe it should be paid through private funds. If the whole general assembly approves the bill, the measure would use $100 million of taxpayer money.


    Read more: Bill to fund Obama library slides through House committee - Chicago News and Weather | FOX 32 News

    Other States are bidding for his Library.....Hawaii and New York. Wonder how New Yorkers feel about it costing them at a Minimum of a 100 mil win the bid. At least Illinois and Hawaii BO can call home. Also.....would it even be worth the 100 mil.

    Should Illinois taxpayers be on the hook for $100 million to bring an Obama Presidential Library and Museum to Chicago?

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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    A multimillion dollar measure to fund the Obama Presidential Library has passed a hurdle in Springfield. The bill slid through an Illinois House committee Wednesday, despite Republican opposition.

    Republicans want the library, but believe it should be paid through private funds. If the whole general assembly approves the bill, the measure would use $100 million of taxpayer money.


    Read more: Bill to fund Obama library slides through House committee - Chicago News and Weather | FOX 32 News

    Other States are bidding for his Library.....Hawaii and New York. Wonder how New Yorkers feel about it costing them at a Minimum of a 100 mil win the bid. At least Illinois and Hawaii BO can call home. Also.....would it even be worth the 100 mil.

    Should Illinois taxpayers be on the hook for $100 million to bring an Obama Presidential Library and Museum to Chicago?
    I seem to recall Nixon's library was privately funded. I have been to Lincoln's and I believe that is privately funded through donations to this day.

    If this incompetent slime can boast about raising $1 billion to fly around lying to the public, then I would say he should raise it himself.

    Knowing this first family, they will likely charge admission.
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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    A multimillion dollar measure to fund the Obama Presidential Library has passed a hurdle in Springfield. The bill slid through an Illinois House committee Wednesday, despite Republican opposition.

    Republicans want the library, but believe it should be paid through private funds. If the whole general assembly approves the bill, the measure would use $100 million of taxpayer money.


    Read more: Bill to fund Obama library slides through House committee - Chicago News and Weather | FOX 32 News

    Other States are bidding for his Library.....Hawaii and New York. Wonder how New Yorkers feel about it costing them at a Minimum of a 100 mil win the bid. At least Illinois and Hawaii BO can call home. Also.....would it even be worth the 100 mil.

    Should Illinois taxpayers be on the hook for $100 million to bring an Obama Presidential Library and Museum to Chicago?

    No. They should not.
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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    ODS is amazing to watch just destroy the minds of right wingers

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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    If Obama or any president for that matter was from Oregon, I wouldn't have a problem with it. I think the tourism generated would more than pay for it.

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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    I seem to recall Nixon's library was privately funded. I have been to Lincoln's and I believe that is privately funded through donations to this day.

    If this incompetent slime can boast about raising $1 billion to fly around lying to the public, then I would say he should raise it himself.

    Knowing this first family, they will likely charge admission.

    I thought most came thru private donations.....are there others wherein the taxpayers had to up the money?

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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    If Obama or any president for that matter was from Oregon, I wouldn't have a problem with it. I think the tourism generated would more than pay for it.
    Heya PB. Do you think any state should be able to push for the library to be in their state? Or shouldn't it be from the states that the Presidents would call home?

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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    No. They should not.
    Heya JH. What do you think with only the Home states having the Right to Bid as opposed to allowing any state to bid?

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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    If they build Obama's library in Chicago, it should be located in one of the social service welfare buildings on Chicago's South Side.

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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    I seem to recall Nixon's library was privately funded. I have been to Lincoln's and I believe that is privately funded through donations to this day.

    If this incompetent slime can boast about raising $1 billion to fly around lying to the public, then I would say he should raise it himself.

    Knowing this first family, they will likely charge admission.
    I have always believed that Presidential libraries are built and funded by private donations from both individuals and various groups. Have taxpayers ever been asked to provide the funds via taxes?

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