Skip to comments.Hollywood's 1% Demand More of Your Tax Dollars
Posted on 03/28/2012 8:57:02 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
Alec Baldwin, Stanley Tucci and a bunch of lobbyists are crawling all over Capitol Hill attempting to steal more money out of our pockets to fund "artists" who don't have the talent to survive on private donations and earnings.
What a racket:
Robert Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, the premiere lobbying org for arts groups, said that while "some of the rhetoric is negative," the records of Santorum and Romney both reflect some support for arts funding. He's encouraged by President Obama's request to increase funding for the NEA to $155 million, restoring it to the level before last year's budget standoffs, when it was slashed to $146 million.
"It is a tough environment," Lynch said. "It is very brave and very leaderly of the administration to ask for this increase because it is a time when all you are hearing about is cutbacks and cuts from government."
"The sense I get from the White House, the sense I get from the Hill, is that there is a fairly positive energy for this fairly modest investment because of the economics of it, because it is a job creator and economic stimulator," he added.
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Giving taxpayer dollars to the commie piggies in Hollywood is like the U.S. Government buying bullets for the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
The largest collection of 1%ers in the history of mankind- media elites must start a self funded organization.
Just as they have their Motion Picture Country Hospital through the Motion Picture Relief Fund.
And defund the NEA. Most of what they do is not ‘art’.
Hollywood celebrities have a lot of bastard offspring that need someone to give them a handout. And it certainly won’t be their negligent parents.
I propose a “windfall profits” tax on movie ticket gross.
Case in point, Tom Hanks son "Chet Haze". He will need all the hand outs he can get.
With Hollywood’s creative accounting, no film will ever take in another dollar again. And they’ll demand a taxpayer bailout.
Alec Baldwin has a net worth of $50 million - $60 million.
If he is so concerned about “artists,” then this psycho should pony up some of his own money.
“Giving taxpayer dollars to the commie piggies in Hollywood is like the U.S. Government buying bullets for the Taliban and Al Qaeda.”
What makes you think they don’t?
Only in Washington is a budget cut of 6% referred to as a “slash.”
It’s been a while since I’ve seen this show but I always thought Peter Scolari was cuter and more interseting.
Whoops. That’s ‘interesting’.