Well, well.

Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to rudely ambush Vice President-Elect Pence at the show on Friday.

Via BizPac Review.

The cast of Broadway’s “Hamilton” rudely lectured Vice-President elect Mike Pence on Friday but it is he, and Congressional Republicans, who might get the last laugh.

Earlier this year Broadway producers began lobbying to extend a tax deduction given to investors in their productions for the first year of a show that allows them to pay taxes only after a show turns a profit, Bloomberg News reported in June.

Now Congress is set to vote on whether or not to extend the break and many Republicans are not supportive of the idea.

“It’s crazy,” Pennsylvania Republican Representative Tom Marino, told Bloomberg. “With that kind of thinking, no matter what the circumstances, if you lose money, you can write that off. And who pays for it? Middle-class taxpayers.”

“If these guys aren’t bright enough to put anything together that makes money tell them to get out of the business,” Marino said….

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  1. dennisl59 says:

    Just like Hollywood, ‘Broadway’ should not have any Federal Tax breaks or considerations.

    posted 11/21 835am Texas[Curtain Call]Time

  2. Alain41 says:

    Tax break passed in Dec. 2015. Gave theater same tax break as film & TV. Will Congress remove for theater and leave for film & TV? Tax break was pushed by Schumer & Roy Blunt, R, MO (bc of Branson). Blunt just won reelection by 3 points. Part of reason given for break is to make U.S. theater development better compete with UK where it is cheaper. Gee, why is NYC theatrical development more expensive than London? Union contracts maybe? If yes, then definitely a transfer of wealth. And I thought the Theater was globalist. Silly me.

  3. Maynard says:

    As the man said, history repeats, first as tragedy, then as farce. The first time ’round, Hamilton dissed the VP and the VP shot him dead. This time, Hamilton dissed the VP and merely gets de-funded. Those faux-Hamilton bastards (in the pejorative sense; not in the sense that the historical Hamilton was in fact a literal bastard) should get down on their knees and thank the God they don’t believe in that they were born into an era far more enlightened than they are.

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