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700 Billion Dollar Snickers and Peanut M&M Party

In Current Events, Emotional Intelligence, WEBSITES & BLOGS on October 1, 2008 at 1:57 pm

So are you wondering where did all that money really go? Check out Air America Radio talk show host Rachel Maddow‘s video equating the US government’s bailout of Wall Street to a candy sugar high.

I don’t know about you, but these last couple of weeks have felt pretty scary. And if your feeling the least bit scared now, just remember under a McCain presidency, his solution for our insolvency is to cut all spending to the bone–including the 138 measly million dollars that the National Endowment for the Arts sprinkles out as financial support for the entire United States of America.

Interestingly, there are about 138 million taxpayers ( as of 2007) in the United States– including many who pay zero income tax, which is estimated to about a third of all tax filers. You can be sure that a lot of artists fall into this category too. This means that the National Endowment for the Arts currently spends about $1.00 a person for an entire year of creativity advancement and arts advocacy. $1.00. That’s it. Read the rest of this entry »