Taxes, Donations, and Empty Political Rhetoric

From the Associated Press:

Singer John Legend was in Washington to sing at the White House on Thursday but he had a few choice words for the politicians in town, too.

Legend told reporters before an evening concert celebrating Motown’s music that too often the arts are the first thing to go when budgets need to be cut.

“People fought to give me — a millionaire — a tax cut this year,” he said. “I didn’t need it. And all the other millionaires didn’t need it either.”

Mr. Legend, you will be happy to know that the U.S. Treasury does, in fact, accept donations. You are free to give your tax cut back at your own convenience.

One response to “Taxes, Donations, and Empty Political Rhetoric

  1. He could give his tax cut back to the treasury or he could use his tax cut to … support the arts. Give the money to buy arts supplies or musical instruments for local schools. Why is it that he only considers the federal government capable of funding the arts? If this is so important to you, Mr. Legend, then take the initiative and do it yourself. I bet he could even get his other millionaire musical buddies to chip in to fund the arts.

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