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Romney pledges once again to abolish arts funding

The Republican candidate seems to think it’s a vote winner. Here‘s what he said in the big debate. And here‘s his first pronouncement. No more cash for Public Broadcasting or National Endowment for the Arts.

So good, he said it twice.

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  1. Francis Schwartz says:

    Governor Romney would be the bane of the art world’s existence. Be warned!

  2. David Gustafson says:

    Another reason not to vote for that out-of-touch plutocrat. At least he said he likes National Public Radio.

    • Christina says:

      Big deal. He likes it, but he’d end any public funding. Not the actions of an official who “likes” something.

  3. Federal Arts funding in the United States is such a tiny portion of the budget it’s not worth touching. Congress could eliminate one modern fighter jet and save the same amount of money.

  4. Romney shows once again, his callow ignorance of how to go about constructing a autocratic state. What you do is set up grand ministries offering great opportunities for artists, then put them to work grinding out state propaganda

  5. I don’t live in the States, but if Romney intends to abolish funding for the arts he certainly wouldn’t get my vote!

  6. In The Netherlands, a survey asked people how they would like to divide the necessary budget cuts; two-thirds proposed to take 20 billion euros from the arts and development aid. Which is three times more than those two budgets combined. Promising to take money away from lazy artists and lazy countries is, unfortunately, always good for votes.

  7. William Safford says:

    Romney is just a symptom — or, perhaps, mouthpiece — of a greater problem in this country.

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