Saturday, July 29, 2006

We need tax credits for [fill in the blank]

3 Salem groups get cultural trust grants
Three Salem nonprofit groups are among the 54 recipients of $1.1 million in Oregon Cultural Trust grants announced this week, and one of them is a first-time recipient.

An additional $17,564 will be redistributed through the Marion County Cultural Development and $7,731 through the Polk County Cultural Coalition.

This is your tax dollars at work. (NOTE: If you get a tax credit for "donating" $100 then it is $100 in tax revenue that isn't there for roads, prisons, etc)

So what do these cultural groups do with them?

These guys got $1000 from the Polk County Cultural Coalition:
Mexican Independence Day Fiesta
An annual festival that provides live music, traditional Latino dance and culturally oriented activities to preserve and promote Latino’s cultural contributions to Polk County.

I think that it's time that the Cultural Trust was completely funded by private dollars. That or we need tax credits for our purchases of [fill in the blank item of your choice].

3 comments:

Shaky Louie said...

You said : "I think that it's time that the Cultural Trust was completely funded by private dollars."
And I said : "Exact-a-mundo!"

The Government doesen't have to do _everything_ on the public dime.

Anonymous said...

Just another "Stink-hole" de mayo event. What a waste of taxpayers money.

bjdorr said...
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