Artist Scott Donahue of Emeryville, Calif., was paid $196,000 by Berkeley’s public arts program to create two large statues, which feature small, artistic medallions that show dogs doing what dogs do best.
“Various things,” Donahue said. “Biting each other, chasing each other…. One dog is defecating, two dogs are fornicating.”
But with the country in a deep recession and California on the verge of bankruptcy, some taxpayers are questioning the money Donahue got for his work. His total budget was $196,000 — 1.5 percent of the total budget for building the pedestrian bridge. And all of it came from taxpayers
It’s the type of thing that could contribute to a taxpayer revolt, not unlike the kind, perhaps, that started the original American Revolution….that’s right, remember, this country was founded on No Taxation Without Representation….and right now, I know we’re being taxed, but when you see this kind of dog vomit being funded, not too sure who’s representing us.
Keep your eyes and ears open America. This is taxation without representation. We rose up against that once before and we may have to do it again.
At Rubber Stamp Champ, we believe in exercising our rights. As I am right now exercising my right to free speech. Use it or lose it may never be a more apt assessment of where we stand with our rights, right now. There’s a socialist, or worse in the White House. He’s negotiating with terrorists and and taxing you whether you like it or not. We have to be pay attention, and strengthen our rights now by exercising them.