Both Reps earn a Big Fat 'F' grade from pro-thievery from taxpayers group
"As a long time member and past president of the Laurens County's Arts Council, I have a strong appreciation for the role the arts play in our communities. But when our nation has spent its way into a $18 trillion debt, it's time to make tough decisions about how and where we spend taxpayer money. We have a moral obligation to safeguard our children's future." -- Cong. Jeff Duncan
From Greenvilleonline.com, "Advocates worry about future of federal arts funding":
Greenville may be widely celebrated for its world-class performing arts scene but local advocates are concerned that federal funding for the arts may be in jeopardy — with Upstate congressmen leading the charge against the National Endowment for the Arts.
"It's something I worry about all the time," said the Warehouse Theatre's executive and artistic director Paul Savas. U.S. Reps. Trey Gowdy and Jeff Duncan both have voted for steep cuts in the federal agency that has provided millions of dollars over the past decade to South Carolina arts organizations.
Gowdy and Duncan also belong to a group of conservative congressional representatives pushing for the elimination of the NEA and its sister agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities, each of which receive $146 million in funding.Editor's note - Of course, an 'F' grade given to these Republican congressmen from an openly communist group, translates into an A+ from us libertarians.