John Legend: Don’t Give Us Millionaires Tax Cuts

It’s this kind of rhetoric that makes one say, “Shut up and sing!”  John Legend, a man who has been made a millionaire through his talent, believes that because he is in the millionaire leagues he should have the right to speak on behalf of all millionaires.

WASHINGTON – Singer John Legend was in Washington to sing at the White House on Thursday but he had a few choice words for the politicians in town, too.

Legend told reporters before an evening concert celebrating Motown’s music that too often the arts are the first thing to go when budgets need to be cut.

“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.”

So, my question to John would be, did you send back that tax cut check yet?  The IRS has an address, you have a checkbook, and if you believe you are not paying enough in taxes then put your money where your mouth is and send the check!    In addition, the arts programs accept donations from private funds.  You don’t need the government to be your middle man- fund those programs yourself!

All that being said, we all know how easy it is to be generous with other people’s money.

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  • sack

    john legend is completely right. in these economic times the millionaires are not the ones suffering, it is the middle class.
    and your saying to send his check back makes no sense, by just him sending that money back will have no benefit. the cuts have to be done with period.