Republicans adopted legislation that would reduce spending on the National Endowment for the Arts from just under $155-million in 2011 to $135-million next fiscal year. Its prime advocacy group (Americans for the Arts) squealed mightily but let's face it why should a government so deeply in debt be funding arts at all?
for promoting the good of society by producing something called culture, society that was based around some bland industrialism environment where art is only approved by the corporations or wealthy that pay for it is bleak.
Constitution doesn't say anything about military, or highways or dams that generate power for us all........ Was this thread about the consti or about the arts and how it relates to the deficit, and by the way, the amount we're talking about pales and I mean pales in comparison to the amounts spent on medicare, social security and especially the military, the most gluttenous of them all..... Gotta take a bigger step than that if you want to make a dent. I say let's start out with some cuts to the big three and back it up with tax increases on corporate jets and the extreme wealthy, if we're talking about sacrafices for the better good of the country!