Skip to comments.Republicans Start Lining Up to Fight for the N.E.A. and N.E.H.
Posted on 03/18/2017 10:07:47 AM PDT by lowbridge
Several key Republican lawmakers are expressing support for the programs, which, since their near-death experiences during the culture wars of a generation ago, have taken pains to counter accusations of coastal elitism by making sure to distribute their grants widely across all 50 states.
Senator Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican who is the chairwoman of a crucial Senate appropriations panel that oversees the endowments, said in a statement, I believe we can find a way to commit to fiscal responsibility while continuing to support the important benefits that N.E.A. and N.E.H. provide.
Her backing, like that of some other Republicans, comes after years of federal funds have flowed to artists in her state. Since 1995, the endowment has sent more than $18 million in grants to Alaska a state which, partly because of its small population, ranks near the top when it comes to arts grants per capita.
Two other Republican senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, signed their names last month to a letter urging continued support for the endowments, which together get $300 million a year. A spokeswoman for Senator Capito, who is on the appropriations committee, said Friday that she would advocate for her priorities, including funding for the arts and humanities, which are important to our economy and communities.
And there were warm words among some Republicans in the House as well. Representative Mark Amodei, a Nevada Republican who is on the House appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over the endowments budget, said in a statement, I support the present level of funding for these programs.
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You have liberal Republicans who want to fund the Democratic Party.
Gotta hand it to them and its not for nothing the GOP is called the Stupid Party.
The Trump administration can simply decide to NOT distribute the money.
Heck, just because Congress appropriates money doesn’t mean Trump can’t close them down.
Franklin Roosevelts rapid conversion from Constitutionalism to the doctrine of unlimited government is an oft-told story. But I am here concerned not so much by the abandonment of states rights by the national Democratic Party an event that occurred some years ago when that party was captured by the socialist ideologues in and about the labor movement as by the unmistakable tendency of the Republican Party to adopt the same course. [ ] Thus, the cornerstone of the Republic, our chief bulwark against the encroachment (on) individual freedom by Big Government, is fast disappearing under the piling sands of absolutism.Theyve been playing Goldstein to the Dems Big Brother for over half a century. And some people still fall for the Kabuki theater after all this time.
The Republican Party, to be sure, gives lip service to states rights. We often talk about returning to the states their rightful powers; the Administration has even gone so far as to sponsor a federal-state conference on the problem. But deeds are what count, and I regret to say that in actual practice, the Republican Party, like the Democratic Party, summons the coercive power of the federal government whenever national leaders conclude that the states are not performing satisfactorily.
The Conscience of a Conservative (1960), pp. 24-25
I know... teaching viewers to hate America and support Washington’s liberal slush fund.
Draining the swamp is an uphill battle.
Which are what, exactly? “
Remember “Piss Christ,” the Crucifix in jar of urine that was an issue a few years ago. That's what the National Endowment for the Arts NEA thought was deserving of display.
Let liberal Hollywood types like Steven Spielberg and Barbara Streisand and Harvey Weinstein pay for it. They claim to love these things, and they have more money than they know what to do with.
Let them fund the anti-American and anti-Christian art from the NEA and Charlie Rose and Rick Steves from PBS.
You’ll notice that many of the same Democrats in R jerseys that support Big Government spending are also supporters of open borders/amnesty.
Murkowsky voted for Rubio’s Gang of Amnesty.
Government Funding of Lefties....
Whores, bought and paid for.
Sparing you the pain...
Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
Representative Mark Amodei, Nevada
Senator Susan Collins, Maine
Representative Leonard Lance. New Jersey
Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia
Representative Mark Amodei, Nevada
Representative Ken Calvert, California
I believe we can find a way to commit to fiscal responsibility while continuing to support the important benefits that N.E.A. and N.E.H. provide.
What “Cash Register” Murkowski really means is that we should commit to “fiscal responsibility” while showering billions of unearned dollars to parasitic agencies that are so generous to Lisa.
the important benefits that N.E.A. and N.E.H. provide
Important to Democrats in the form of subsidizing educators and artists. As usual, the liberals always want someone else to foot the bill for their agenda.