Bill Clinton was the most corrupt and dishonest President we have ever suffered through in this country during my lifetime. If I had to say something nice about him I would say that he is more honest than his wife, and cuter. Well, that's something, I guess.
Every time a politician votes to dump a load of taxpayer money into the artistic community, that politician is telling you and every other taxpayer that it is his considered opinion that the government needs that money to spend on the arts community more than you need it to spend on such things as health care, home payments, debt reduction and your children's education. Unbridled arrogance.
I believe that the principal difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats just want to grow our Imperial Federal Government a bit faster than the Republicans do.
The principal purpose of the Democratic Party is to use the force of government to take property away from the people who earn it and give it to people who do not.
The single most prevalent form of child abuse in this country is the act of sending a child to a government school. We worry incessantly about the separation of church and state. We would do well to devote half as much attention to the separation of government and education.
To show you how I can see both sides of an issue, I can give you at least one example of how government spending on the arts benefits the public. It helps us locate local government offices. If you're driving down the road looking for a government office -- a county annex, for instance -- just keep your eyes open for ugly sculpture. If you see some sculpture that causes you to say 'Who in the hell would pay good money for a piece of junk like that?' turn in. That's the government office you're looking for.