New York Dems Demand Coronavirus Cash for Museum w/$2.9 Billion Endowment
Fear not ladies and sufferers, the Pelosi coronavirus pigout is just getting started.
New York is facing an eruption in coronavirus cases. And what's on the minds of its Dem delegation? Ventilators, masks? Museums.
"NYC isn't NYC without our non-profit museums. But if we want our museums to survive COVID-19, we need to protect them NOW. That's why I led the NYC Congressional delegation with @RepMaloney in calling for $4 billion in emergency funds to equip museums to outlast this pandemic," Rep Nadler tweeted.
How many ventilators could $4 billion buy? We know the answer to that one.
In 2015, the state could have purchased the additional 16,000 needed ventilators for $36,000 apiece, or a total of $576 million.
But why bother. Now it's time for the pork pigout.
"The Metropolitan Museum of Art projects that it will lose close to $100 million in the coming months," the congressional letter claims.
I love the Met, but this is insane. All it has to do is pay staff and keep enough power enough to keep the art from melting or freezing. That doesn't cost $100 million.
Also the Met's endowment is between $2.5 and $2.9 billion.
So this is obscene and insane.
I know it's routine. The 9/11 bill ended up including money for the Smithsonian's alcohol specimens. But we're being told that this is an urgent crisis that may kill billions and Nadler, Clarke, Maloney, and other Pelosi minions are hijacking the train for this?