Maybe if Congress could get over itself and provide funding to the museum and memorial, tickets and gift sales wouldn't be needed at all. You can't just run this for free, someone has to pay to keep the place open and if the government is too incompetent to handle it, the museum will have to do it itself.
"Sen. Tom Coburn is blocking legislation that would provide $20 million a year in federal funding for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at ground zero, demanding that co-sponsors of the bill come up with cuts to pay for the spending, his office confirmed to POLITICO." http://www.politico....l#ixzz32lWg9Nv1
Of course what else would you expect from the guy who "initially opposed federal funding for first-responders injured by the toxic cleanup in the wake of the terrorist attacks." - http://www.foxnews.c...emorial-museum/