Oh, the Horror! Budget Cuts Mean Pampered Artists Get Less Government Money to Insult Taxpayers

Thanks to budget cuts under England’s new Conservative coalition government, “London may no longer be ‘a beacon for controversial pieces’ such as last year’s Sadler’s Wells production in which ‘the pope sexually abuses an altar boy through interpretive dance,'” lamented The Washington Post. Oh, the poor pampered artists!  They may actually have to produce art that the public likes, or convince a willing customer to pay for their scatological, sexual, and religious insults, rather than continuing to live on the dole at taxpayer expense.

In America, we are more enlightened.  We have the stimulus package to waste our money on vulgar and pretentious “art.”  “Join your fellow pervs for some explicit, twisted fun,” urged a recipient of more than $25,000 from President Obama’s $800 billion stimulus package, which received the money through the National Endowment for the Arts. The stimulus is also being spent on “nude simulated-sex dances, Saturday night ‘pervert’ revues,” and “pornographic horror films.”

While providing taxpayer funds for “numerous sexually perverse projects, and lots of money for welfare, the stimulus package has done little for America’s roads and bridges.The Obama administration purged the stimulus package of most of the investments in roads and bridges originally suggested by economists, and filled it instead with welfare and social spending, out of political correctness, after feminist leaders complained that building and repairing roads and bridges would put unemployed blue-collar men to work, rather than women.  (Four-fifths of the people who lost jobs in the current recession are male, disproportionately blue-collar men.)

In the eyes of the Obama administration, vulgar “artists” deserve taxpayer support, but out-of-work blue-collar husbands and fathers do not.

The stimulus package has also destroyed thousands of jobs in America’s export sector, and the Congressional Budget Office admits it will shrink the economy in the long run.