There are a lot of things taxpayers are currently being required to pay for that they shouldn't be. Art is one of them. Don't get me wrong, I love art. In fact, I love it enough to donate to it myself, either through buying a ticket to a play or donating to a nonprofit or museum that I enjoy. But I don't love art enough to break into my neighbors house, steal money from him, and use that to pay for it. And that's what the government does when it funds art. But the people it steals from are rich, so that makes it okay, right?