I might step on a few toes with this one. I was reading the news (non AOL link)this morning and the first thing I see is a group is wanting Washington to spend 5 million dollars for some land for a memorial to Flight 93. 5 million dollars? Are they crazy? Further reading reveals that the entire project is due to cost 58 million dollars of which 30 million is to come from private donations. So that means 28 million is supposed to come from taxpayers pockets. I object! First of all, 58 million for the project? Everybody knows that once something gets started that it will cost millions more than that. I feel that there must be a better use of the money. Let's see, 58 million dollars would build a lot of homes for people. Or pay some of the debt down that we have. Or fix something that is broke or build something that the people need.
In contrast, the World War 2 Memorial took 197 million dollars to build of which almost 180 million was funded by sources other than our tax dollars.