You no doubt heard the kerfuffle over the chinese building the statute that is to take up 6 acres of D.C. land to honor Martin Luther King. Then I got to see the monstrosity, which is simply a take off of most dictators. Stalin comes to mind. Now we hear that the King family is being paid over $800,000 for the “rights” hey, I am related to one of our founders. How about some coin for me?
Atlanta resident Lea Winfrey Young says the “outsourcing” by U.S. companies and organizations to China has gone too far this time. She and her husband, Gilbert Young, a painter, are leading a group of critics who argue that an African American — or any American — should have been picked for such an important project.
“Dr. King’s statue is to be shipped here in a crate that supposedly says ‘Made in China.’ That’s just obscene,” Winfrey Young says. Washington Post
White House press secretary Jay Carney today at the administration’s daily news briefing declined to allow a question about the massive funds paid to the family of Martin Luther King Jr. for the use of his image and his words on a memorial in Washington.
“Both the New York Post and the Weekly Standard report the Martin Luther King family received $800,000 from the nonprofit foundation for the right to use King’s words and likeness on the new statue,” he said. “And my question. Does the president believe similar amounts should be paid to the Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt families and if not, why not?”
It’s been reported that the King family got a payment of $761,000 for the right to use King’s words and images, which followed an earlier payment of $71,000 for a management fee. More at WND