The Smithsonian Has a Billion Dollars, So Why Is It Closed?
Oct 2, 2013 at 1:38 PM
David A. Ridenour in Government Agencies, Government Spending, Liberals, White House

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All the Smithsonian Museums are closed due to the government shutdown... What a fraud. We should call on everyone to stop donating to the Smithsonian.

Yes, it gets a substantial amount of funding from the federal government.

But it also got nearly $150 million last year from other sources and had a surplus last year of not much less than that.

In addition, it has an endowment of nearly a billion dollars.

I guess the Smithsonian management couldn't figure out a way to stay open a few days.

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