Let Them Eat Art
City Hall is in a whirling tizzy about the symphony orchestra.
It never has been self-supporting. Each year your city tax money is sprayed into the orchestra pit. Each year the hand is out again. City Hall now thinks maybe if the symphony would take a year off, things would magically be different. Dream on.
Our friend Richard Griffing emails a proposed solution to city hall's anguishing, local problem. Griffing writes,
Griffing has put his finger on it. Perception is everything, so if people perceive us as having a symphony, we win without having one, and without squandering taxpayers' money.
If people wanted a symphony, they'd support it, like they do the Dixie Chicks, P. Diddy, the Lawrence Welk Orchestra minus Lawrence, and the Accordion Kings.
It is silly to twiddle-twaddle over tax money for an orchestra, when tax belt-tightening just left 10-thousand local children without health care.
Brad Messer commentary, KTSA.
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