HELP SAVE THE NEA
What too many politicians don’t get is that what makes a community such as ours great is transportation, education and the arts. Atlanta today isn’t the Atlanta we knew 60 years ago, and we are NOT going back to those days.
The amount of money the government spends on the NEA is less than two one-hundredths of one percent of the national budget. But our noble leader would rather piss away more than that on his personal travel and security services.
Are we supposed to turn a blind eye to the fact that we are the only first world industrialized nation without a universal health plan to cover all who live here? While our friends and relatives in most of Europe send their kids to school, and on to college, and tuition is free, our kids go off to school and may be graduated with more than $100,000 in debt before their first pay check.
This nation was designed to be a democracy, but so often seems to have evolved into an oligarchy, where fewer than 1% of the people control more than 90% of the economy; and maybe that’s why the person dealing out the burgers and fries is being paid just over $8 and hour, while the customer in the BMW at the drive thru window was paid over $200,000 for his/her work.
While we have corporate czars here taking down more than $50 million a year in pay, you will not find any CEOs sucking up that much money in the EU. And while the folks in Scandinavia may be paying much higher tax rates than we do, they don’t seem to be unhappy about their lifestyles.
Maybe we need to change the motto on our currency and license plates to read, IN GREED WE TRUST.
If we truly want to make America great again, we can not turn our backs on the arts. So let your elected representatives know that you will take a personal affront to their actions if they support the demise of the National Endowment for the Arts.