NEA gives more than $1 million in grants to Utah arts organizations

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  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    June 21, 2017 9:18 p.m.

    I have the same opinion as others who have expressed dismay that we as taxpayers are funding the NEA. Certainly some of the entities that benefit have merit, but the money should not come from taxes. Taxes are not voluntary contributions, and the arts should be funded voluntarily.

    I have other objections to the NEA. Some of the entities it funds are not worthy!

  • slcman SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    June 19, 2017 12:48 p.m.

    This is encouraging. As with individuals, what a nation chooses to support financially says a lot about what it values.

  • Rick for Truth Provo, UT
    June 15, 2017 1:22 a.m.

    The NEA didn't give anything, US tax dollars did.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 14, 2017 5:50 p.m.

    The arts are nice and add enrichment to our lives.

    But, we are $20 trillion in debt already. We cannot afford to fund any but the most critical, essential national services. The NEA does not fit that category, and is clearly a "nice to have if you can afford it" expenditure. Shame on Congress for burdening our kids and grandchildren with debt to buy entertainment today.

    When a taxpayer's car is broken, the roof leaks, the refrigerator is failing, the kids need new clothes, and they cannot afford to fix those problems, they don't go out and buy tickets to the opera and a painting to hang over the couch and a new TV. Not the smart people, anyway.

    Shame on Congress for their choice of priorities.

    Anyone who disagrees is welcome to write checks to the arts groups directly.