Well, I’m so glad Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and the rest of the Dems held up Americans’ Coronavirus relief package so they could rush bailout money to the Kennedy Center – because just hours after receiving the $25 million dollars they laid of musicians.
But it’s wasn’t just one or two musicians…
It was a whopping 100 musicians.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts informed 100 members of the National Symphony Orchestra that they won’t be paid hours after President Trump signed the $25 million taxpayer bailout for them.
And to make matters worse, they told everyone in an email.
“The Covid-19 Advisory Committee was broadsided today during our conversation with [Kennedy Center President] Deborah Rutter,” the email says. “Ms. Rutter abruptly informed us today that the last paycheck for all musicians and librarians will be April 3 and that we will not be paid again until the Center reopens.”
The email went out to members on Friday evening, shortly after President Trump signed the $2 trillion CARES Act, a stimulus package intended to provide relief to people left unemployed by the coronavirus pandemic. Congress included $25 million in taxpayer funding for the Kennedy Center, a provision that raised eyebrows from both Democrats and Republicans, but ultimately won support from President Trump. The bailout was designed to “cover operating expenses required to ensure the continuity of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and its affiliates, including for employee compensation and benefits, grants, contracts, payments for rent or utilities, fees for artists or performers,” according to the law’s text. The arts organization decided that the relief did not extend to members of the National Symphony Orchestra, its house orchestra.
“Everyone should proceed as if their last paycheck will be April 3,” the email says. “We understand this will come [as a] shock to all of you, as it did to us.”
The Kennedy Center did not return request for comment. [Washington Free Beacon]
All of that absurd hold up the Dems put the country through just for these liberal arts and then they turn around and screw the workers.
Exactly what is that “bailout” money going towards if it’s not paying the employees who work there?
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