Self righteous actor Alex Baldwin joined with other wealthy artists to lobby Congress for $35,000,000 for the National Endowment for the Arts.
Baldwin advocates for arts on Hill
Actor Alec Baldwin joined other artists Tuesday on Capitol Hill to kick off Arts Advocacy Day and lobby Congress for arts funding. ``If you told me back in 1996 we would have a Republican president and Republicans in charge of both houses of Congress, and the NEA would be flourishing and would be safe, it wouldn't be possible,'' Baldwin said. ``But we do have some work to do.'' Artists expressed concern over the proposed elimination of $35 million in arts in education funding in the 2007 budget.
Oh sure, concern for the children not loss of some cushy, government sponsored job.
Alex, why don't you and your buddies leave Congress and my wallet alone? Instead, if this is so important to all of you please put your money where your mouth is; just write out a check to cover it. You can afford it and you'll even get a tax deduction.
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