9/11 Families Blast Plan to Subsidize Ground Zero Memorial With Yet More Government Handouts


A group of 9/11 families blasted yesterday a plan to have government pay even more for the 9/11 Memorial/Museum, saying the public has “been held hostage by the museum’s irresponsibility, unaccountability and uncontrolled spending of public dollars.”

“The Port Authority should not hand over any additional funding to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum operators,” said Jim Riches, the chairman of 9/11 Parents and Families of Firefighters and WTC Victims. “We agree with the Governor’s statement that: “the toll-payer is not an endless, bottomless well for government to dip into to cure their incompetence.”

Asking commuters to “pony up even more toll money” is unacceptable, they said, calling the museum the most expensive in the world. “They do not deserve a bailout from taxpayers,” Riches said.