Diary

Senator Nelson! Joslyn Museum! Where are your morals?!?!


Highlights with my emphasis:

“Joslyn leadership had asked Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., if he could secure public funds to jump-start a parking expansion and sculpture garden initiative on the newly acquired land. Nelson was able to tack $950,000 for Joslyn onto a transportation spending bill.

In October 2005, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., took offense. He proposed stripping the money from the bill, saying federal money should be spent on “more human needs” instead of a parking lot. Nelson defended the Joslyn money, saying he thought the project was worthy of federal funds.

The Senate voted 86-13 against Coburn’s proposal. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., sided with Coburn.”
——

“Using its strong network of supporters, the museum has raised more than $16 million for the project. The actual cost ended up being $7.5 million. The excess cash will help acquire artwork for the garden and bolster the museum’s general foundation fund.”

——

Resource:
http://omaha.com/index.php?u_page=1219&u_sid=10646400

Complaints of fraud can be submitted to the General Office of Accounting:

How to submit allegations:

    • Fill out a FraudNET form at https://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/fraudnet.cgi
    • Send an e-mail to [email protected]
    • Call 1-800-424-5454 (an automated answering system)
    • Send a fax to FraudNET at 202-512-3086
    • Write to:GAO FraudNET
      441 G Street NW
      Mail Stop 4T21
      Washington, DC 20548

Resource:

http://www.gao.gov/fraudnet/fraudnet.htm

Demand Joslyn return the $950,000 by sending it as gift to the Bureau of the Public Debt.

J. Brooks Joyner, Director

Joslyn Art Museum

2200 Dodge Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68102-1292

James R. Young, Chairman of Board of Governors

Joslyn Art Museum

2200 Dodge Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68102-1292

Resources:

http://www.joslyn.org/Contact/Staff-Directory.aspx

http://www.joslyn.org/About/Board.aspx

How do you make a contribution to reduce the debt?

Make your check payable to the Bureau of the Public Debt, and in the memo section, notate that it is a Gift to reduce the Debt Held by the Public. Mail your check to:

Attn Dept G
Bureau of the Public Debt
P. O. Box 2188
Parkersburg, WV 26106-2188

Resource:

http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/resources/faq/faq_publicdebt.htm