Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Keeping To An Art/Museum Theme,

there could be a few oil painting portrait workers out of a job in the U.S.A.

 as the bill by Sen. Bill Cassidy was passed  “Eliminating Government-funded Oil-painting Act” into law, on March 27th. the bill dubbed the “EGO Act” for short “prohibits the use of funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the federal government to pay for an official portrait of an officer or employee of the federal government.” Though it is unlikely to have any impact on official presidential portraits like the recently unveiled Obama portraits which are generally privately funded, it does mean that no future Secretary of the Air Force will get to spend $41,200 in government funds on an official portrait (as Michael B. Donley did, according to USA Today).

will this act make a dent in the national debt of over $20 trillion? I would like to think so.

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