March 13, 2015
Mad World News: It’s tax season, and that’s enough to make any hard-working American feel a little frustrated, but when you see how the State Department is spending $1 million of taxpayer money, you are about to be furious. The government is squandering away your hard-earned money on things like this:
That, my friends, is considered to be a piece of art, but rest assured, the powers that be have reneged on their agreement to purchase the piece for a whopping $1 million dollars. Unfortunately, it’s not because someone took a look at the budget and realized we can’t afford it, as our tax dollars … a whole ONE MILLION of them … are still slated for some art to take the place of the pile of rocks above.
You see, the sculpture featured in the photo was going to decorate the the new U.S. Embassy in London but was found to be too heavy. Too bad someone didn’t notice that the price tag was a bit too big as well, because although the plan for this piece is being scrapped, the money will go to a replacement art piece to sit in its place, although the details are not clear at this time.
What’s even more disturbing is that the State Department awarded the $1 million contract to Irish-born American artist Sean Scully to provide the sculpture for the grounds of the new embassy complex in December of 2013. Did you know the State Department took $1 million of our dollars for something like this over a year ago as our economy struggled, veterans went homeless and without healthcare, and Americans everywhere were tightening their belts? Yeah, me neither. Which lets one to wonder, what else have they been wasting our money on?
If the State Department has extra money lying around for our embassies, how about spending it to better secure them? Or should we just wait for another Benghazi before something like that is done?
Here’s a thought, how about not spending the money. We are in debt! Besides, this artist, who resorted to the name-calling of Americans as “Right-wing lying bigots like the National Front” isn’t someone I care to be helping out with taxpayer funds when veterans that fought for our country are cold and hungry on the street. For those unaware, the National Front is incidentally a racist group. Nice, huh?
According to Greta Van Susteren, the artist has said he will do another piece for the embassy, but I have to say, I agree with her sentiments when she said, “How about a refund? I’m all for art, and I want our American buildings to look really nice, but a million dollars is way out of line, especially for taxpayers who will never even see this sculpture. By the way, I would like to know who authorized this. It’s about time we get names.”
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Disclaimer: This article was not written by Lorra B.