Regarding John Koepf’s “Don’t Want to Pay” (Letters, Wednesday): As much as you may want to speak for all taxpayers, I’m one who does want to pay for unusual cups and vases. In fact, I also want tax funds to pay for dance and music and paintings. As someone who possesses none of the talent required to create any of these things, I appreciate all the more those who do.
Yes, art would exist without public support, but I want to live in a place where paintings adorn our utility boxes, where sculptures are prominently featured, where ceramic mosaics add texture to our walls and where we embrace those who make it possible. So by all means. Mr. Koepf, speak for yourself; just don’t try to speak for me.