The Cost of Political Correctness

Oct 7, 2017

Politicians and the cities they run must be overflowing with money. The rush to remove Confederate monuments is costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. In San Antonio, Texas, taxpayers paid $258,680 to remove one single Confederate monument from Travis Park. An itemized list showed that it cost $147,775 to remove and transport the monument. $103,809 for the cost of police, fencing, barricades, and surveillance cameras. An additional $7,000 was spent to replant the park. The city initially approved only $150,000 for the removal. A statue of General Lee cost the city of Dallas, Texas $450,000 to remove. City politicians are considering changing the names of street signs and removing another monument. The second monument may cost the city an estimated $800,000.