People often forget, or ignore, that “The Government” doesn’t have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of. In fact, the government has no money except that which it confiscates from its working citizens in the form of tax dollars. Therefore, the government is dependant on its citizens, and not the other way around.
During a difficult financial period, it is wrong for the government to take working people’s money and give it, under the guise of “stimulus” to the National Endowment for the Arts. It doesn’t matter if the NEA distributed our money to programs that are admirable or not. The arts are a want, not a need.
Too much that has come out of the Stimulus Plan has been spent on foolishness. The government was never meant to be a Sugar Daddy or an enabler. When American taxpayers are sacrificing and re-prioritizing to meet their families’ needs, government should do no less. We work too hard to have our money spent on rewarding this administration’s buddies and funding wish lists. Further, the administration’s spending spree today endangers their ability to meet our needs tomorrow.
This administration is paying us a lousy return on our dollar. We should return the favor by exposing the fraud that this administration supports and depends upon.