Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Department of Sick Irony: Charging $ for admission to 11 September 2011 memorial

Proving once again capitalism remains above the law, probity, and common human decency, this comes as proof of a disgusting peculiar American hypocrisy seeking to profit off of tragedy.

Does anyone over the age of 10 fail to realize that "operations" includes hefty salaries for the officers of this corporatiom?

[The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is considering charging $20 cover charge for visitors. The group already has total assets of half a billion and $150 million in cash according to their tax filing.

It is expected that the nonprofit group expects operating costs of $60 million and five million visitors per year when it opens in 2012.

Bill Doyle, whose son died in the World Trade Center attacks, told the New York Post “I don't think they should charge…You can go to almost any memorial in the world outside of New York and not get charged admission.”

Spokesman for the museum Michael Frazier said “While it is our preference not to charge admission to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, we must generate funding for ongoing maintenance and operations.] emphasis added

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