Here are his comments:
"People fought to give me — a millionaire — a tax cut this year," he said. "I didn't need it. And all the other millionaires didn't need it either."
The singer said he'd benefited from cultural organizations such as community choirs and arts councils in earlier years, which often suffer when budgets get trimmed.
"I hope our politicians will not think that they are expendable and they can just get rid of them and nobody will feel the pain," he said. "Because I think society will feel the pain."
He added: "I'm really frustrated with some of the discourse that's coming out of Washington."Here are the reasons these comments make John Legend an idiot:
- He shouldn't speak for others! He has no idea what other millionaires need and don't need.
- If the arts are so important to him, then he should take his tax cut and donate it to private organizations that support the arts.
- Because he wants to force others to support the arts through taxation
- Where was his frustration with discourse from Washington during the Bush years?
Liberals like this can't understand that the government shouldn't be in the business of charity. What the government should do is get out of the way and let private charities fund things like the arts, shelters for the homeless, etc. Government is wasteful. Government is full of corruption. GET THE GOVERNMENT OUT OF THIS TYPE OF ENDEAVOR!
But I am sure John Legend is like the rest of the left and think that people are generally stingy, and therefore we can't count on private donations. And they may be correct to a certain extent. But it is because of taxation and the government being involved in charity that people have that attitude. Drop our tax rates, take the government out of the charity business, and you'd see people donating to help those in need at an unprecedented level. The prevalent mentality today is "that is what the government is for".
Finally, John Legend is an idiot because the discourse from Washington is no different than it has ever been. The difference now is that John Legend has a president in the White House that he is heavily invested in (financially, emotionally, racially, etc), and he can't handle the criticism that this impotent administration draws for their incompetence. John Legend, you sir are a hypocritical, socialistic idiot.