5% - seat fee' proposed to fund arts

5% - seat fee' proposed to fund arts

There are 30 comments on the The Columbus Dispatch story from Feb 20, 2012, titled 5% - seat fee' proposed to fund arts. In it, The Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Advertised prices for flights must include all taxes and fees under new rules taking effect this week for airlines to eliminate some of the unwanted cost surprises for air travelers.

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hey now

Powell, OH

#1 Feb 20, 2012
Ah yes, the filthy progressives hiding another tax into something. They claim now its for 'the arts', but we all know they'll divert the funds to obama's occu-filth army of public defecators and bullhorn invasions of goon mobs. hey Coalman, why not charge a surtax on all of the floaters and sinkers your open air public toilet/ splash park generates...oh, that's right...don't tax the parasite class

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#2 Feb 20, 2012
Mayor Mike never saw a tax he didn't like.

What a tool this administration has been. What fools Columbus keeps electing to Council that come up with such ideas and falsified justifications.
George Jefferson Hilliard

“Accept No Substitutes”

Since: Oct 11

Millbury, OH

#3 Feb 20, 2012
More redistribution of wealth. The liberal elitists steal from real Americans by taxing sports, something that artsy-fartsy gays despise. They're tittering as they contemplate ripping off the "common man" as they refer to us.
Joe

Canal Winchester, OH

#5 Feb 21, 2012
nothing will change until we vote those slime bags out of columbus city hall

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#6 Feb 21, 2012
I thought it was interesting that the article chose $150 as the example. Of course proponents of the tax will claim "pennies on the dollar" but those pennies will add up quickly when you want to see someone good.

Why does everyone have to help sustain the arts? All I care about is going to see A show or A game. I really do not care to have my money go towards continuing to bring in other artists in the form of taxes.

If the artist is good enough (at least by my standards) they will get my money. End of story.

Since: Oct 11

Columbus, OH

#7 Feb 21, 2012
Not only are you people mentally unstable but you're culturally inept as well. Hmmm....why am I not surprised at your reaction??

Frankly, as a progressive and fervent arts supporter/patron & volunteer, I would rather not have a 5% tax added to price of tickets for sports/concert goers. The people are taxed enough. Rather, I would go after something like Ticketmaster which rips all of us off, and force them to subsidize other arts purposes.

I'm all for keeping the hotel tax for out-of-towners, although I would not make locals pay the hotel tax in their own town, with proof of residency.

There are sensible ways to keep arts funding going so that we don't have to price going to the museum at $20 to keep the doors open.
George Jefferson Hilliard

“Accept No Substitutes”

Since: Oct 11

Millbury, OH

#8 Feb 21, 2012
Progressive Ohioan wrote:
Not only are you people mentally unstable but you're culturally inept as well. Hmmm....why am I not surprised at your reaction??
Frankly, as a progressive and fervent arts supporter/patron & volunteer, I would rather not have a 5% tax added to price of tickets for sports/concert goers. The people are taxed enough. Rather, I would go after something like Ticketmaster which rips all of us off, and force them to subsidize other arts purposes.
I'm all for keeping the hotel tax for out-of-towners, although I would not make locals pay the hotel tax in their own town, with proof of residency.
There are sensible ways to keep arts funding going so that we don't have to price going to the museum at $20 to keep the doors open.
You leftists have brought the disdain by many for the arts on yourselves. Normal citizens do not want to have their money go in any way, shape or form to pay for the trash produced by the likes of Mapplethorpe and Serrano.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#9 Feb 21, 2012
hey now wrote:
Ah yes, the filthy progressives hiding another tax into something. They claim now its for 'the arts', but we all know they'll divert the funds to obama's occu-filth army of public defecators and bullhorn invasions of goon mobs. hey Coalman, why not charge a surtax on all of the floaters and sinkers your open air public toilet/ splash park generates...oh, that's right...don't tax the parasite class
Tough call. Most other cities seem to have a way of funding the culture and the arts and they do tend to make a city better. This is one of the expenses you have to chalk up to living in the city, and it since it is a seat tax (and I never buy any seats), I have no problem with it. Won't cost me a dime.

Since: Oct 11

Columbus, OH

#10 Feb 21, 2012
I'm not gonna argue with you Jefferson, because youare ONE BLANK WALL of wrong. Go ahead and be stuck on your Mapplethorpe,etc.

The point is clear that all industrialized nations have guaranteed arts funding and they should -- arts benefits our society and makes us elitist lefties see more beauty in the world when we have to put up with the likes of you.
George Jefferson Hilliard

“Accept No Substitutes”

Since: Oct 11

Millbury, OH

#11 Feb 21, 2012
Progressive Ohioan wrote:
I'm not gonna argue with you Jefferson, because youare ONE BLANK WALL of wrong. Go ahead and be stuck on your Mapplethorpe,etc.
The point is clear that all industrialized nations have guaranteed arts funding and they should -- arts benefits our society and makes us elitist lefties see more beauty in the world when we have to put up with the likes of you.
You're incapable of putting together a coherent argument, lefty. that's the reason.
So, just because every other nation does something we should as well? You people have argued that lie for years and you're now trying to destroy the finest health care system in Earth in the process. You hate self-reliance, responsibility and individualism. You can't make your "art" self-sustainable so you want to relieve us of our money to gratify yourselves.
Only you would call the works of Mapplethorpe and Serrano things of "beauty."

“No respect.”

Since: Aug 10

Port Deposit, MD

#12 Feb 21, 2012
George Jefferson Hilliard wrote:
<quoted text>You're incapable of putting together a coherent argument, lefty. that's the reason.
So, just because every other nation does something we should as well? You people have argued that lie for years and you're now trying to destroy the finest health care system in Earth in the process. You hate self-reliance, responsibility and individualism. You can't make your "art" self-sustainable so you want to relieve us of our money to gratify yourselves.
Only you would call the works of Mapplethorpe and Serrano things of "beauty."
Tell me again George how you don't berate people because if you bully them off these boards then it will just become a big "echo chamber". And you certainly wouldn't want that, right?
George Jefferson Hilliard

“Accept No Substitutes”

Since: Oct 11

Millbury, OH

#13 Feb 21, 2012
markbano wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell me again George how you don't berate people because if you bully them off these boards then it will just become a big "echo chamber". And you certainly wouldn't want that, right?
If they're that intimidated and weak-willed, they don't belong in a public forum putting forth their ideas in the first place.

“Public Unions=Public Enemies ”

Since: Aug 11

Medina, OH

#14 Feb 21, 2012
Progressive Ohioan wrote:
I'm not gonna argue with you Jefferson, because youare ONE BLANK WALL of wrong. Go ahead and be stuck on your Mapplethorpe,etc.
The point is clear that all industrialized nations have guaranteed arts funding and they should -- arts benefits our society and makes us elitist lefties see more beauty in the world when we have to put up with the likes of you.
All other industrialized nations are decrepit holes of socialism. Islam will soon take them over in the next few decades. Of course all that cash spent on art could have bought weapons to win wars, and kill people who hate our existence.

“Public Unions=Public Enemies ”

Since: Aug 11

Medina, OH

#15 Feb 21, 2012
markbano wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell me again George how you don't berate people because if you bully them off these boards then it will just become a big "echo chamber". And you certainly wouldn't want that, right?
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!

This is the virtual battlegroud where capitalism vs. socialism is being fought. I consider it quite tame given that millions have been killed over this very argument.
Spooktackular

United States

#16 Feb 21, 2012
We the People 1787 wrote:
<quoted text>
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!
This is the virtual battlegroud where capitalism vs. socialism is being fought. I consider it quite tame given that millions have been killed over this very argument.
Not enough of the left people have been killed. Maybe in the comming revolution a few billion will be exterminated like the two legged vermin they are.
George Jefferson Hilliard

“Accept No Substitutes”

Since: Oct 11

Millbury, OH

#17 Feb 21, 2012
Spooktackular wrote:
<quoted text>
Not enough of the left people have been killed. Maybe in the comming revolution a few billion will be exterminated like the two legged vermin they are.
I hope so. They're sub-human.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#18 Feb 22, 2012
Progressive Ohioan wrote:
Not only are you people mentally unstable but you're culturally inept as well. Hmmm....why am I not surprised at your reaction??
Frankly, as a progressive and fervent arts supporter/patron & volunteer, I would rather not have a 5% tax added to price of tickets for sports/concert goers. The people are taxed enough. Rather, I would go after something like Ticketmaster which rips all of us off, and force them to subsidize other arts purposes.
I'm all for keeping the hotel tax for out-of-towners, although I would not make locals pay the hotel tax in their own town, with proof of residency.
There are sensible ways to keep arts funding going so that we don't have to price going to the museum at $20 to keep the doors open.
The key here is those receiving the money. Why should the government charge me to have an entertaining evening? Why does the government feel that they have to have their hand in the promotion of the arts?

Sure ticketmaster is expensive, but it is a private entity making the money. But then again, private entity can be a swear word with some of you. It is not benefiting everyone so it is not double plus good.

Since: Oct 11

Columbus, OH

#19 Feb 22, 2012
George Jefferson Hilliard wrote:
<quoted text>You're incapable of putting together a coherent argument, lefty. that's the reason.
Jefferson, you're a small, bitter man with an even smaller, bitter mind, so I would not expect for one minute that you would accept ANY argument, coherent or otherwise.

We see, first hand the benefit of arts in our society. There are too many and too numerous examples to detail. We also see how easily such things as arts in the schools, or arts outreach programs are the first and most easily cut, just like libraries, parks and other educational resources.

There's a national movement to fund arts and music education in schools, and while you and your ilk are not on board with it, you are the ones who complain of the loud rap music and berate Mapplethorpe and others because you don't understand the art form.

Have you ever thought what amazing musicianship or artisans could be developed if we invested in arts education? Do you know where we might find the next Degas or Da Vinci or heck, Whitney Houston, if we made the small minor early investment giving access to the arts in our schools?

No you wouldn't probably, but again that brings me back to your small mind. You can't see the horizon beyond the profit margin and rather than focus on indeed the beauty and elegance that can come from minor investment, you and your kind instead look at ways to cut down, belittle and hide behind words like self-sustaining to refuse opportunity.

My method overall is very simple: PAY NOW or PAY LATER. Either we make the investment early to provide quality, art-filled education to children or we turn out less than stellar students who don't have any committment or substance to anything higher than making a buck.

Now how constructed is that argument??? Refutation in 3, 2, 1.....
George Jefferson Hilliard

“Accept No Substitutes”

Since: Oct 11

Millbury, OH

#20 Feb 22, 2012
Progressive Ohioan wrote:
<quoted text>
Jefferson, you're a small, bitter man with an even smaller, bitter mind, so I would not expect for one minute that you would accept ANY argument, coherent or otherwise.
We see, first hand the benefit of arts in our society. There are too many and too numerous examples to detail. We also see how easily such things as arts in the schools, or arts outreach programs are the first and most easily cut, just like libraries, parks and other educational resources.
There's a national movement to fund arts and music education in schools, and while you and your ilk are not on board with it, you are the ones who complain of the loud rap music and berate Mapplethorpe and others because you don't understand the art form.
Have you ever thought what amazing musicianship or artisans could be developed if we invested in arts education? Do you know where we might find the next Degas or Da Vinci or heck, Whitney Houston, if we made the small minor early investment giving access to the arts in our schools?
No you wouldn't probably, but again that brings me back to your small mind. You can't see the horizon beyond the profit margin and rather than focus on indeed the beauty and elegance that can come from minor investment, you and your kind instead look at ways to cut down, belittle and hide behind words like self-sustaining to refuse opportunity.
My method overall is very simple: PAY NOW or PAY LATER. Either we make the investment early to provide quality, art-filled education to children or we turn out less than stellar students who don't have any committment or substance to anything higher than making a buck.
Now how constructed is that argument??? Refutation in 3, 2, 1.....
So many words in your post, yet so much leftist stupidity. The "arts" for you people are always a means to an end. You propagandize and indoctrinate with your "arts." And, as always, you add insult to injury by expecting US to pay for them. Your "arts" are heavily influenced, created and promoted by angry feminist types and their homosexual pals, both with axes to grind. It's ending, lefty. 50 years of your garbage and your attempts to destroy normal and decent society is coming to an end.
tip

Groveport, OH

#21 Feb 22, 2012
Progressive Ohioan wrote:
<quoted text>
...or we turn out...students who don't have any committment or substance to anything higher than making a buck.
If only...

LOL.

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