Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kill It. Kill It Now. Kill It Before It Hoovers Up One Shekel More of Our Hard-Earned Moolah

The Aspers' "human rights" behemoth is burning through its allotment--and then some--at a frightening pace (H/T Al the Fish):

Well that didn’t take long.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg isn’t even open yet and it’s already projecting to blow its maximum federal operating grant of nearly $22 million this year.

The Harper government committed up to $21.7 million annually to pay for the facility’s ongoing operating costs once it’s open. It’s a big chunk of change. You could almost run a community hospital with that kind of dough.


The doors aren’t even open on this palace and museum brass say they’re already planning to spend the full $21.7 million in 2011-12, according to the Crown corporation’s most recent annual report.

“For the fiscal year 2011-2012, the museum is limited to and forecasts a need for $21.7 million,” the annual report says.

Right, a “need.”
And just to be clear, this has nothing to do with the construction of the museum. The $310-million museum is being paid for by the three levels of government and by the private sector.

The $21.7 million was supposed to be the cost of running the place. They’ve already reached that limit and the first visitor hasn’t even walked through the door yet.

That’s in part because they’ve already hired 50 full-time staff as of March 31 to work in their temporary office — including people working in “research and archives, new media, exhibits planning, human resources and aboriginal relations,” the report says.

And they’re adding more staff this year. The museum says it plans to hire another 35 full-time staff “to continue development of exhibitions, programs and web and social-media offerings.”

That’s code word for “growing the government bureaucracy.” These guys are already empire-building...
I reiterate: Kill it. Kill it now. Kill it before, etc.

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