Thursday, January 15, 2009

Waste Watch: $30,000 in the Crapper

There is a 'crappy' story on the front page of the National Post today about a ridiculous waste of taxpayers' money. An artist received $30,000 to build a machine that simulates the creation of and freeze-dries human waste.

Yes, truth is stranger than fiction.

Sure enough, the National Post reports that the federal department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council of the Arts coughed up hard-earned tax dollars for this and to send it on a road show.

This is exactly why arts funding should come more from private and personal contributions and not tax dollars.

Clearly, too often when the govenment funds art decisions taxpayers get crap back.

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