Thursday, February 05, 2009

Encourage Your Senators to Vote No on Coburn Amendment

This bit of disturbing information came to my attention today, and I thought I'd share it here. Please spread the word to everyone you know.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) has introduced an amendment to prohibit any funds in the economic stimulus bill from going to museums, theaters, or arts centers.

The language of the amendment, (Amendment No. 175, as filed) is, “None of the amounts appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used for any casino or other gambling establishment, aquarium, zoo, golf course, swimming pool, stadium, community park, museum, theater, arts center, or highway beautification project, including renovation, remodeling, construction, salaries, furniture, zero-gravity chairs, big screen televisions, beautification, rotating pastel lights, and dry heat saunas.”
The problem speaks for itself. There is no need for comment, only action.

UPDATE: A little taste irony concerning Senator Coburn.


Anonymous said...

What is stimulus about this spending? Those that lost their jobs recently did not work in this industry

Elaine Fine said...

Here's one example of the impact that the economic downturn has had on a musical institution. Most of the people in the performing arts work for very little money, and most work part time.

Anonymous said...

McCain: this is a spending bill, not a stimulus bill.

Obama: What the heck do you think a "stimulus" is??? IT's SPENDING!!!

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