Friday, July 3, 2009

"Quarryography;" or how the beautiful live on your taxes

I don't think anyone would quibble with the right of "artists" to pursue their self-expression, as long as they respect the rights of others as they do so.

I do, however, have major heartburn when I see such artists doing what they do with TAXPAYER MONEY. In other words, eschewing productive work as a means to earn their own way because there are enough politicians willing to cater to such "free spirits" by dispensing OPM (other people's money) so they can seek a higher level of consciousness.

Especially when budgets are as bloated as they have gotten in recent years. There is no legitimate constitutional basis for government engaging in such folly. Anymore than there is such a basis for sending me an "endowment grant" for publishing this blog, or sending me chits for martini's at a local adult beverage emporium.

This comes courtesy of MHPC, which tagged it thus:

"Quarryography in Stonington Maine"
This project received a grant of $5,000.00 from the Maine Arts Commission and additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. This is one of many projects funded with your tax dollars!

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