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Culture workers and taxes

In Sweden, you can get your hands on tax payers money:
A) If you work to preserve old art or other old atrefacts of interrest. And.
B) If you work within the schools of arts.

That's right. You don't even have to sell anything or make anything that people actually want. You still get your hands in the cookie jar, supporting yourself on the behalf of the taxpayers.

A) is OK! I'm totally for people and projects that preserves artefacts of interest.
B) on the other hand, is just crazy! Most of the money goes straight in to the pockets of thousands of Self righteous, Left leaning dumbvits that can't support themselves on what they are doing! Because if you take a random culture worker, in 99 cases out of 100, you can be pretty much sure that they votes for the socialists. And why would they not, their livelyhood depends on the socialists giving them hand outs! So option B is nothing more than hand outs to the socialistic parties.

Why not give the people tax cuts instead, so they can go and spend it on whatever culture they want. May that be Disney on ice or to watch art collections in museums.

The gratest painters in history never got a penny for things they did not sell. Neither did any of the greatest composers or other artists of any other kind.

You should get what you deserve and deserve of what you get. Nothing less, nothing more. I'm tired to pay people of whom I have never heard of even, with my tax money!

4 Comments:

Blogger The Hunter said...

In both the examples you list, though, you have to work in Sweden to get your hands on taxpayer money.

Now, in America, you don't even have to work to get your hands on taxpayer money.

Therefore, America is more progressive! :)

"You should get what you deserve and deserve of what you get. Nothing less, nothing more."

That's the scary part about it -- when we look at the messes around us, I begin to believe this is what we deserve.

Saturday, 14 February 2009 at 02:08:00 CET

 
Blogger pela68 said...

The Hunter:

As a matter of fact, you don't have to produce anything in Sweden as an artist- if you have got the life time tax sponsored "artist salary".
Many still do, but the point is that if you can't support yourself with what you are doing, then you should not do it at all, or atleast not be given tax money hand outs for it.

Take for an example the Grinding stone museum or the Hat museum in Dalarna, both of which gets hundreds of thousands of tax SEK every year. They have no or very few visitors and are of no particular interest to the common public.
It's just a way for the board member/s to cash in on the taxpayers expense.

It's disgusting!

Saturday, 14 February 2009 at 03:48:00 CET

 
Blogger pela68 said...

@Hunter

It took a while, but now I think I know who you are.
Long time no see.
Wellcome back!

Saturday, 14 February 2009 at 04:06:00 CET

 
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