I'm an artist. I would be extremely sad to see funding for the arts be axed, my talents proclaimed by our government as an expendable worthless waste of time. I hear it enough in our culture as is. Told so often to get a "real job". I see the next generation of artists going to schools that offer no art or music classes, because they were also deemed frivolous. Please continue to fight to prop up the arts, not kick out the tiny foundation we have left.