“Here is my left-wing source on federal budgets:
$305 billion on National Defense, out of $1,862 billion in total. 1/6th
Your source just got deleted or it is the wrong page.
Huh. I must have remembered that wrong, its the NEA, not DOE.
National Endowment of the Arts
I have significant concerns with federal funding provided to the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA). As many Americans know, the NEA provides direct grants to art institutions, programs of national significance and a few limited individual grants for literature and music fellowships. I believe the creative arts can play an important role in the expressive and cultural development of our society. At the same time, however, I strongly oppose using these federal funds for any group that produces material that has questionable artistic, scientific or political value. For that reason, I have consistently voted against funding increases for the NEA and I have supported, and will continue to support, efforts to transfer NEA funds to school art programs.
I believe we can educate students more effectively by returning school curriculum prerogatives to the states, local communities and, most importantly, to the family. State agencies charged with conducting education policies do not need expensive and inefficient mandates from a federal agency and I support streamlining the responsibilities of the U.S. Department of Education toward a goal of working in cooperation with local and state governments to meet local and state learning levels.
Duncan Hunter on Education
* Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on “God” in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
* Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
* Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
* Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
* Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
* Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
* Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
* Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
* Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
ABOLISH THE NEA! :)