Are Our National Museums Worthy of Economic Stimulus Money?

In these already troubling economic times, millions in federal economic stimulus money has been spent on the building and preserving of our national museums.

Within the past four years alone, $28 million has been spent on funding 55 transportation-related museums, including the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The argument:

  • Some rationalize that the stimulus money is needed MUCH more in mending our current economic problems.
     
  • Others feel that our national museums enrich our communities and give our future generations an abundance of knowledge, history and culture. They also help to improve tourism, which grows local economies.

We love our Corvette Museum, don't get us wrong... but should public money be used to fund the museum?  So, we’ll leave the big question up to you… Where should our nation spend this stimulus money? Share your comments below.

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3 Responses to Are Our National Museums Worthy of Economic Stimulus Money?

  1. motorman says:

    Better than giving it to ACORN!

  2. Gary says:

    Stimulus funds should generate jobs – not just Wall Street bonuses. So if Bowling Green can put some people to work at the museum, it’s money well spent. But have no fear for the future; defense contractors will soon regain their place at the head of the hand-out line.

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