Friday, August 27, 2010

Good News NYC, GZM Funding Problem Solved

After it was revealed that the folks that want to build the Islamic Victory Tower in the shadow of the Ground Zero crater only had about $18,000 on hand questions started to arise about the funding. Good news, New Yorkers. Your Democrat governor and comptroller, John Liu, have come up with an idea to make you pay for it.
The Muslim center planned near the site of the World Trade Center attack could qualify for tax-free financing, a spokesman for City Comptroller John Liu said on Friday, and Liu is willing to consider approving the public subsidy.

The Democratic comptroller's spokesman, Scott Sieber, said Liu supported the project. The center has sparked an intense debate over U.S. religious freedoms and the sanctity of the Trade Center site, where nearly 3,000 perished in the September 11, 2001 attack.

"If it turns out to be financially feasible and if they can demonstrate an ability to pay off the bonds and comply with the laws concerning tax-exempt financing, we'd certainly consider it," Sieber told Reuters.
I remember during the Cold War that there was quote attributed to some Soviet big wig saying they would beat America with it's own freedoms and it certainly seems we have plenty of people nowadays willing to make that become a reality.

But I also remember a Supreme Court Justice saying that the Constitution wasn't a suicide pact.

Some people ask how far away from Ground Zero is appropriate to build a Muslim Center. My answer is anywhere outside of the radius of where that dust settled.

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