Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Why Does the Grammy Foundation Need Taxpayer Money? Congressman Jeff Flake News Release
http://www.house.gov ^ | 02/24/2003 | Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake

Posted on 02/24/2003 11:31:37 AM PST by rface

Washington, DC – Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents the state’s Sixth District, today was left scratching his head upon finding out the Grammy Foundation, a non-profit arm of the Recording Academy, received $800,000 in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill for 2003, which was recently signed into law.

“The mission of the Grammy Foundation is certainly noble,” said Flake, “but why is an organization affiliated with thousands of multi-millionaire musicians and record executives receiving taxpayer money?”

“Norah Jones won a handful of awards last night for a song called “Don’t Know Why.” I think that could probably describe a lot of taxpayers trying to figure out why their tax dollars are going to the Grammy Foundation.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: awards; federalbudget; grammy; grammys; liberalelite; music; musicindustry; richmansparty; taxdollarsatwork; youpayforthis

Congressman Jeff Flake

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 24, 2003 CONTACT: Matthew Specht (202) 225-2635

1 posted on 02/24/2003 11:31:37 AM PST by rface
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: rface
Excellent question! Why do they? Why should they! Why allow it??!!
2 posted on 02/24/2003 12:08:34 PM PST by cubreporter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rface
bump
3 posted on 02/24/2003 12:27:41 PM PST by vikingchick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rface
WHAT!!
4 posted on 02/24/2003 12:29:12 PM PST by quietolong
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rface
Sheryl Crow uses the Grammies to make political statements, let her fund it.
5 posted on 02/24/2003 12:45:33 PM PST by KellyAdmirer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rface
How absolutely infuriation!! Multimillionairs patting each other on the back and they are doing it with $800,000.00 of taxpayer money!!!
6 posted on 02/24/2003 1:22:33 PM PST by Clintons Are White Trash (They will pry the keys to my Suburban from my cold dead hands!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rface
bump
7 posted on 02/24/2003 5:41:53 PM PST by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KellyAdmirer
Non-profit foundations need to be careful when it comes to making political statements or else they can lose their non-profit status.
8 posted on 02/25/2003 12:28:21 AM PST by weegee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson