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Campaign 2012: Where Presidential Candidates and Your Congressmember Stand on the Arts

This excerpt from the Chronicle of Philanthropy‘s article on the presidential candidates’ positions on various non-profit issues focuses on their stances on matters involving the arts an culture.

 

 

Barack Obama

President of the United States
Democrat

 

Proposed slight increases in spending on the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities in his 2013 budget, although they would still be getting less than when Mr. Obama entered Office. Proposed flat spending for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Mitt Romney

Businessman, former governor of Massachusetts
Republican

Would seek “deep reductions” or end federal spending for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Public Broadcasting System. Would tell PBS to seek advertising in place of government subsidies, saying: “We’re not going to kill Big Bird, but Big Bird is going to have advertisements.”

Repeated at the first presidential debate that he would “stop the subsidy to PBS.”

 

Also, Americans for the Arts, an advocacy group, grades members of Congress 

 

 

 

 

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About New York Theater
Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

One Response to Campaign 2012: Where Presidential Candidates and Your Congressmember Stand on the Arts

  1. Pingback: Obama and Romney on Broadway? Cyrano; Falling; Top Theater Colleges; More Rebecca Weirdness. Week in New York Theater October 15-October 22, 2012 « New York Theater

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