Another taxpayer-funded boondoggle ... that's biased towards progressives. No surprise, really: the National Endowment for the Arts spends (in recent years) around $150 million of taxpayer money annually. Some of this goes to art with a political message, and that message is overwhelmingly progressive – definitely not conservative and not libertarian.
Outrageous? Yes. Should we fix it? Yes. How? By ending taxpayer subsidies of art! I don't really care that the art has a progressive bias. What I care about is that I'm helping pay for it! Nobody asked me if I wanted to do that, but if they did, the answer would be loud and clear: no! That would be true even if the art being subsidized had a message near and dear to me, because I don't believe that even one taxpayer dollar should go to something that certainly isn't an essential communal service...
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