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STAGE TUBE: Sarah Palin Hopes National Endowment for the Arts Meets the Chopping Block

Yesterday, June 16, Sarah Palin appeared on Fox's Hannity talk show with Sean Hannity.  In addition to the general Democrat-bashing, among the topics of discussion were unions, health care, her feelings on Julianne Moore portraying her in an upcoming HBO movie and her views on goverment programs, including The National Endowment for the Arts.  

Never one to white wash her views, the half-term Alaskan Governor and former VP candidate was clear in her disdain for the arts support organization, saying: "NPR, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, all those kind of frivolous things that government shouldn't be in the business of funding with tax dollars -- those should all be on the chopping block as we talk about the $14 trillion debt that we're going to hand to our kids and our grandkids. Yes, those are the type of things that for more than one reason need to be cut." 

She continued, "Reality is we have 15 million Americans who are out of work." said Palin. The LA Times has been quick to note, however, that "Nationally, the nonprofit arts and culture industry supports 5.7 million jobs and generates $166.2 billion in annual economic activity, according to Americans for the Arts. The NEA is one linchpin in that sizable economy."

Below, BroadwayWorld brings her her appearance on Hannity. To read the full transcript click here. For more from the LA Times, click here.



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