John Legend at the White House: 'Keep My Tax Cut'

Singer expressed concern about decreased arts funding.

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The AP reports that John Legend, a longtime Obama supporter who was in D.C. last night to make an appearance at "The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House" concert, offered up some policy positions in addition to his performance:

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."

Wherever you stand on taxes and budget cuts, you have to agree that some other performers -- ahem, Kanye -- could take a lesson from Legend on appropriate and effective delivery of political commentary.

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