Response to City of San Diego’s arts budget

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Leave a Comment


At the U-T’s request, I wrote an op-ed, making the case against taxpayer subsidies for the arts. It’s a response to the City of San Diego cutting its “arts budget” 31% — a decision I support.

The column runs in Sunday’s print version of the paper, but it’s online now. For most, it’s available without a subscription:

Why taxpayers should not subsidize the arts

Comments from arts subsidy boosters will be coming fast and thick, so don’t hesitate to put in your two cents as a commenter below the article.

BTW, you can read (and comment about) the proponents’ vapid rationale for more arts funding at this link:

In defense of city funding for arts and culture


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