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Why Does the Grammy Foundation Need Taxpayer Money? Congressman Jeff Flake News Release
| 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 states 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 Dont 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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 24, 2003 CONTACT: Matthew Specht (202) 225-2635
posted on 02/24/2003 11:31:37 AM PST
Excellent question! Why do they? Why should they! Why allow it??!!
Sheryl Crow uses the Grammies to make political statements, let her fund it.
How absolutely infuriation!! Multimillionairs patting each other on the back and they are doing it with $800,000.00 of taxpayer money!!!
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!!!)
Non-profit foundations need to be careful when it comes to making political statements or else they can lose their non-profit status.
posted on 02/25/2003 12:28:21 AM PST
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