Saddly this comes from the Prime Minister of Canada.
TheStar.com – Ordinary folks don’t care about arts: Harper
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has sparked a culture war in the federal election campaign with a claim that “ordinary people” don’t care about arts funding.
I especially like this part:
Under fire for his government’s $45 million in cuts to arts and culture funding, the Conservative leader yesterday said average Canadians have no sympathy for “rich” artists who gather at galas to whine about their grants.