Circle Jerks

A great article in the NY Sun on the corruption and cronyism going on between the National Park Service and Circle Line here in NY:

Circle Line-Statue of Liberty Ferry Incorporated, which next month will ask the National Park Service for permission to raise its fares, has apparently paid for more than $1.7 million of its own operations by using a fund meant to pay for capital improvements at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

One of the most outrageous bits in the article is how Circle Line took $100,000 from the federal capital improvements fund, which means your and my tax dollars, and gave it as a ‘donation’ to the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. I’m sure they were properly feted at the Black Tie Gala Event for their kindness. Bastards.
The collusion this points to between certain Park “Service” employees and Circle Line is disgusting, and horribly corrupt. You want some pork to cut? Here’s a great spot to start.
Thanks to the NY Sun for great reporting.

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