On April 15, Creative Coalition to spend their own money

As fiction writer F. Scott Fitzgerald wroet about the very rich (the one per centers) nearly 90 years ago,

 "Let me tell you about the very rich.  They are different from you and me.  They possess and enjoy early, and  it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different."

Now the few rich that I know, especially the ones who worked hard for their wealth, do not fit this description.  But what do I know?  

However, this opening line from an early Fitzgerald story popped into my mind as I read about the latest project of the liberal one per cent of the one per cent.  But then again, they are entertainers whose reality is make believe unreality.  

 A swarm of actors and actresses -- including Sharon StoneTracy MorganTiffani Thiessen, and Alfre Woodard -- is trading Hollywood for the Hill, as they head to Washington to lobby lawmakers for arts funding.

The group of artists -- which will also include Patricia Arquette, "Private Practice's" Tim DalyKevin McHale of "Glee" fame, Sam Trammell from "True Blood," Giancarlo Esposito, "The Office" actor Leslie David Baker, and Josh Radnor -- all hail from The Creative Coalition.

The nonprofit organization is sending the delegation to D.C. for Capitol Hill Arts Day on April 26. While in town, the group says it will "urge Members of Congress and the White House to invest in our nation's dollars in the arts" and encourage funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.No matter that the government is trillions of dollars in debt.  No matter that the sequestered White House has closed the White House to children who have saved their money for a trip to the nation's capital to actually see their government in action.  No matter that the entertainment industry routinely asks for--and receives--special tax breaks from various government entities in return for condescendingly agreeing to work in the area.

 No matter that the entertainment companies and many of the "swarm of actors and actresses" hire the best accountants so they " do not pay their fair share of taxes."  No matter that individually, not to mention the self named Creative Coalition, many of these "swarm of actors and actresses" could fund the National Endowment for the Arts with their pocket change--and get a tax write off to boot.  

Nope, this non self sacrificing "swarm" wants the government, ie, the hard working taxpayer to do it.

So perhaps the readers out there, maybe from The Taxed Enough Coalition, on income tax day April 15 2013, will urge Members of Congress and the White House to allow taxpayers to invest in and spend their own dollars any way they want and to urge The Creative Coalition to invest their dollars in the arts and encourage them to fund The Creative Coalition's National Endowment for the Arts.   

It will be interesting to see what happens. 

You can do it.  Yes you can.  

 

 

As fiction writer F. Scott Fitzgerald wroet about the very rich (the one per centers) nearly 90 years ago,

 "Let me tell you about the very rich.  They are different from you and me.  They possess and enjoy early, and  it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different."

Now the few rich that I know, especially the ones who worked hard for their wealth, do not fit this description.  But what do I know?  

However, this opening line from an early Fitzgerald story popped into my mind as I read about the latest project of the liberal one per cent of the one per cent.  But then again, they are entertainers whose reality is make believe unreality.  

 A swarm of actors and actresses -- including Sharon StoneTracy MorganTiffani Thiessen, and Alfre Woodard -- is trading Hollywood for the Hill, as they head to Washington to lobby lawmakers for arts funding.

The group of artists -- which will also include Patricia Arquette, "Private Practice's" Tim DalyKevin McHale of "Glee" fame, Sam Trammell from "True Blood," Giancarlo Esposito, "The Office" actor Leslie David Baker, and Josh Radnor -- all hail from The Creative Coalition.

The nonprofit organization is sending the delegation to D.C. for Capitol Hill Arts Day on April 26. While in town, the group says it will "urge Members of Congress and the White House to invest in our nation's dollars in the arts" and encourage funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.No matter that the government is trillions of dollars in debt.  No matter that the sequestered White House has closed the White House to children who have saved their money for a trip to the nation's capital to actually see their government in action.  No matter that the entertainment industry routinely asks for--and receives--special tax breaks from various government entities in return for condescendingly agreeing to work in the area.

 No matter that the entertainment companies and many of the "swarm of actors and actresses" hire the best accountants so they " do not pay their fair share of taxes."  No matter that individually, not to mention the self named Creative Coalition, many of these "swarm of actors and actresses" could fund the National Endowment for the Arts with their pocket change--and get a tax write off to boot.  

Nope, this non self sacrificing "swarm" wants the government, ie, the hard working taxpayer to do it.

So perhaps the readers out there, maybe from The Taxed Enough Coalition, on income tax day April 15 2013, will urge Members of Congress and the White House to allow taxpayers to invest in and spend their own dollars any way they want and to urge The Creative Coalition to invest their dollars in the arts and encourage them to fund The Creative Coalition's National Endowment for the Arts.   

It will be interesting to see what happens. 

You can do it.  Yes you can.  

 

 

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