Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Arty farty burdens on the tax payer

Man in a Shed is about to make himself very unpopular with the luvies but he can't see any reason for the state to fund arts - at all. There's a lot of special winging going on right now in the media over arts funding.

Like the lottery its a case of the poor paying tax to fund rich people's taste for opera and weird workshop on socially liberal topics.

Can I suggest arts funding is cut by 95%. Lower our taxes and let those who want to see and hear these things pay for it - or alternatively the performers / artists do it as a hobby.


Sgt Rock said...

I couldn't agree more!

I don't see any state aid being given to bingo halls, whippet racing, darts or dominoes. If the luvies want to see 'The Arts' make them pay for it.

The Great Simpleton said...

Why 95%? Surely they should get nowt?

I am sure we would get much better arts if they had to rely on rich patrons instead of magic money.

lettersfromatory said...

Absolutely. If arts are worth seeing, people should pay for them. The government has no business getting involved.