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Rand Paul Won’t Be Going Hollywood

Paul is questioning a grant headed to Hollywood. (Tom WIlliams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Paul is questioning a grant headed to Hollywood. (Tom WIlliams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Sen. Rand Paul may have just given away any chance of winning an Oscar.  

The presidential hopeful’s regular series on government waste is turning its attention to a familiar foe of Republicans: Hollywood.  

In particular, the Kentuckian, through his subcommittee at Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, has issued an issue briefing critical of $25,000 that’s been awarded to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  

“So one may ask, why an organization in an industry known for an abundance of wealth needs a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment of The Arts to help plan exhibits for The Academy Museum, which is set to break ground later this year?” Paul’s report says. “The grant is supposed to help fund decision making about the, ‘exhibition’s  conceptual themes, selection of related artist projects and creation of a film/film clip listing, artifact checklist, and preliminary interpretive plans.'”  

The report noted the new museum already has plans to feature the shuttle from “2001: A Space Odyssey.”  

“And, while $25,000 might be small in the scope of the federal budget or in Hollywood, it is over half what the average worker makes in a year, and equals the full federal tax liability of almost four average Americans,” Monday’s report said.


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