NEA

So Long, NEA — It’s a Matter of Principle

Arnold Steinberg, The American Spectator

The NEA is not just about beleaguered painters whose work would never grace his non-egalitarian museum but also about, say, guitar players who are indistinguishable from, well, other guitar players. Bottom line — some artists deserve tax dollars forcibly expropriated from all taxpayers. Could it be that as wonderful as art and music are and how they truly nourish the soul, in a free society, dispensing tainted largesse is not the province of the central government?

Special-Interests=Gov't Behemoth

Barton Hinkle, Reason.com

From farm subsidies to NEA grants, the federal budget is littered with needless programs.