Saturday, January 22, 2011

House Republicans unveil plan to end federal arts and humanities agencies and aid to public broadcasting

House Republicans unveil plan to end federal arts and humanities agencies and aid to public broadcasting

Two salient passages:

"The arts and humanities endowments each get $167.5 million a year; the broadcasting agency, which supports public radio and television, gets $445 million"

"the government's existing arts-funding model follows conservative budgetary principles: A small federal investment that's important to the health of the nonprofit arts sector helps sustain its 5.7 million jobs and the $30 billion in annual returns to federal, state and local coffers that those workers pay in taxes."

HT: TM

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