Friday, February 25, 2011

Isn't that the point?

Singer John Legend was in Washington to sing at the White House on Thursday but he had a few choice words for the politicians in town, too.

Legend told reporters before an evening concert celebrating Motown's music that too often the arts are the first thing to go when budgets need to be cut.

"People fought to give me _ a millionaire _ a tax cut this year," he said. "I didn't need it. And all the other millionaires didn't need it either."

The singer said he'd benefited from cultural organizations such as community choirs and arts councils in earlier years, which often suffer when budgets get trimmed.

Here's a novel idea John. You feel passionate about the arts? Give your damn tax cuts to the arts and fund them yourself. Apparently, while you were getting all that benefit from those "cultural organizations", someone neglected to provide you with an economics and math lesson or two, or three..............


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