This is who’ll be handing out your money

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Meet Ann Meier Baker. She’s the new director of music and opera at the National Endowment for the Arts, starting January, announced today.

Until then she is president ad CEO of Chorus America. Be nice to Ann. Be very nice.

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  • So how much does the NEA spend on classical music? Maybe $30 million at the most. That comes to about 30 cents per American. I hope she has a lot of dimes…

  • Here is some information about the costs of the F-35 fighter jet. This is lifted directly from Lockheed’s site:
    “Since we built the first F-35, production costs have dropped 55 percent.
    The most recently contracted unit costs for Low Rate Initial Production lot 7 (not including the engine) are:
    F-35A: $98 million
    F-35B: $104 million
    F-35C: $116 million
    An F-35A purchased in 2018 and delivered in 2020 will be $85 million, which is the equivalent of $75 million in today’s dollars.”
    Can you guess where the priorities are?

  • The priorities are in the right place. Providing for the defense of the US is a Constitutional function of the Federal government and support of the arts is not.

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