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Dollars to Donuts he busses up some support for Arts funding this round. After the all the ass kicking flak he got for defunding...Watch and learn. Not only will he come out in support, he'll try to act like some kind of damn savior of the day for Arts in Kansas. He'll try to spin himself into some "hero" role. The G*& danged Lying sack of something.
Where's the "like" button?
he'll try to pull a David Koch on us! Koch is a killer for governmental funding of the arts of any ilk, yet he and his brothers amass significant art collections on their own. David is especially overt about this, by funding many of the artsy programs on PBS through his foundation. By doing this the person who wants to eliminate the Arts, if-effect appears to be it's "Savior" and reaping the publicity his "Largess" brings. He is quite the gadfly in the New York City artsy circles.
I think he is going to start back peddeling!! Maybe a little to late??!
If he admits to being wrong about the arts and how they reward communities with jobs, tourism, people spending on an evening out at something other than the movies, then he should be forgiven. Everyone is capable of learning from their mistakes. Few are willing to admit it.
He sort of admitted in the KC Star he was wrong to cut the funding. He defended the cut but would only go as far as to say that:
"The governor also noted that while he still thinks his idea for a private state arts foundation is more responsible in tight fiscal times, the practical reality is that it hasn’t worked. He acknowledged that those paying the highest price are rural citizens, who have few arts options.
How do the arts translate into jobs?
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