Even as the nation careens toward bankruptcy, and a jaw-dropping 40% of the our rogue government’s massive spending is financed by borrowing (i.e., stealing) from future generations, Obama and his Hollyweird friends call for still more of our money to be stuffed down frivolous rat holes like the National Endowment for the Arts:
Robert Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, the premiere lobbying org for arts groups, [is] 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. …
Last week, Lynch and Stanley Tucci, on the cusp of the opening of “The Hunger Games,” appeared before a House subcommittee on Capitol Hill to press for the budget increase. On April 16 and 17, a number of industry figures will trek to Washington to participate in a series of lobbying events, including the Americans for the Arts’ annual Nancy Hanks Lecture at the Kennedy Center, to be given this year by Alec Baldwin and featuring a performance by Ben Folds.
Bizarrely, moonbats claim that flushing money down the NEA magically creates wealth (“For every dollar that the NEA invests, four come back,” gibbers Charles Segars, cochair of the lobbying event Arts Advocacy Day), even while admitting that the point is to fund projects that make no economic sense because so few people have any use for them.
The idea that zillionaire leftists like Alec Baldwin put up some of their own cash instead of demanding the government expropriate ours has apparently not been considered.
On a tip from Nobody. Hat tip: Free Republic.