The National Endowment for the Arts gets .00004% of the budget. The Republicans think Arts funding is huge. They think Public Television, Channel 13 gets 4% which would be 180 Billion dollars. The actual cost for all the Arts programs in America is 430 million. We do not spend billions of dollars on Sesame Street or on real streets in America. The National Endowment for the Arts actually costs each taxpayer 24 cents each year. Not even enough money to pay for a pack of gum.