Skip to comments.In the Name of NOLA-- Time to End National Endowment of the Arts ['VANITY'-for-GOD]
Posted on 09/17/2005 7:46:04 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March
OK fellow FReepers. Here's the perfect time to eliminate National Endowment for the Arts.
Is 'Pisschrist' more important than the people of NOLA? Bush said we need cuts to pay for NOLA rebuilding, and I can't think of a more frivolous and sickening waste of tax money than the NEA. Two birds with one stone. Tempt the left fall on their swords to say that the Corpus Christi play and fisting photos are more important than the victims of Katrina.
What do you say, my fellow FReepers?
It's a great idea.
I wouldn't hold out much hope for it, though.
I agree wholeheartedly. The arts will survive without our tax dollars.
Can we cut off PBS too?
I pass this and all other responses on to our freep-friend. =] Thank you.
"Can we cut off PBS too?"
I don't see why not. Good thinking. PBS needs to get by with private funding, for goodness sake. We have a crisis here, and funding media in this 24 hour media-drenched culture with tax dollars is frivolous to say the least. [Don't get me wrong. A media drenched culture is a more informed culture. FRegards....]
"The arts will survive without our tax dollars."
Yeah, have you checked out the Ebay painting auctions? Art hasn't ever had it better in the private sector.
YES! SENSATIONAL!! COUNT ME IN!!!
"Good thinking. PBS needs to get by with private funding, for goodness sake. We have a crisis here, and funding media in this 24 hour media-drenched culture with tax dollars is frivolous to say the least."
PBS, NEA, I mean really, if your children were hungry would you give them art?
What about the NAACP, the NOW organization and dont we fund ACLU too?
I'm fine with the cut in spending, but think that using this disaster to propagate your agenda is pretty low. We're still counting our dead and you feel that now is the time to discuss funding for the arts??
Certainly we fund them by virtue of their non tax status.
YES! Although it would be nice to cut PBS, too, I'll take what I can get -- cutting Nat'l Endowment for Arts would be GREAT!!!!!
Good point! And then there's the EPA. Can't we shave off a little there, too? Are sucker fish really more important than human lives?
How about we START with the NEA, Amtrak, PBS, NPR and several others...
"I'm fine with the cut in spending, but think that using this disaster to propagate your agenda is pretty low."
I think the NEA is pretty low. Too bad we didn't have all that NEA funding in an emergency slush fund, huh? It would have been billions on hand for immediate use.
And BTW, Drudge pointed out that Bush is calling for spending cuts. The debate is on. So I ask you, what's a more disgusting waste of tax money?
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"What about the NAACP, the NOW organization and dont we fund ACLU too?"
I think it would be outstanding for someone like Tancredo to challenge those groups.
Not sure if Bush continued Clinton's NOW funding. I vaguely recall he'd already defunded them. I don't know a thing about NAACP funding. But the ACLU gets tax money every time it defends someone's uncivil rights, such as protecting children from the Pledge, or protecting people from seeing crosses and 10 Commandments monuments. Other legal groups tap into that same loophole.
Handling one or more of those groups, some celeb could really clean up by saying:
"Perhaps you should turn to the private sector, folks. Wouldn't you feel ashamed if the tax money you soak up takes away from people who are truly in need?"
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