by Jen Graves
on Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 3:42 PM
Bank CEOs and executives: you get our money. Museums, theaters, performing arts centers: forget it. You get nothing from our national economic stimulus bill. You, arts, are "wasteful and non-stimulative."
That's the message the U.S. Senate sent—including, among others, Dianne Feinstein (??), and Washington Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell—by voting Friday on an amendment to Obama's economic stimulus bill intended "To ensure that taxpayer money is not lost on wasteful and non-stimulative projects."
This amendment could still be struck from the bill, when it goes to a joint Senate-House committee, even if the Senate passes the bill with it first (the Senate is widely expected to vote tomorrow). So write your Congresspeople.