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January 12, 2006

Arts Subsidies.

It is, of course, essential that the luvvies get to suckle at the teat of the State. Cultchah is simply soo important my dear:

The Shakespeare Globe Theatre turned conventional thinking about arts subsidy on its head yesterday when it disclosed that it had made a pre-tax profit of about £1.5 million every year since it opened a decade ago.

Great. So close down the Arts Ministry or whatever we call it now (Dept. of Cuture? Dept. of Employment for Tossers?) and cut taxes. These are the sorts of things that should indeed be slashed as they are the poor paying taxes to pay for the pleasures of the middle and upper classes.

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OK government spending does mostly equal bad, but since for once the poor are susidising us rich bastards it's kind of like a tax rebate. I say don't dump it until there is a similar reduction on the rich subsidising the poor side of the equation.


Posted by: The Remittance Man | Jan 12, 2006 9:58:28 AM

Surely since the upper and middle classes pay the majority of income tax, capital gains tax and VAT, it is more reasonable to call it a partial rebate of middle class taxes in the form of subsidised entertainment? What is this special hypothecated tax on the poor which is used for the Arts Council?

(by the way, the lottery is not a tax; it is a lottery and the people who play it presumably do so because they want to)

Posted by: dsquared | Jan 12, 2006 10:38:14 AM