Yes, replace it with nothing.
Yes, privatize it.
Yes, localize it and let the states handle it.
No, keep it.
No, but it needs strong reforms.
Should be abolished immediately.
No one is going to drop dead if some wunderkind painter goes unrecognized.
Besides, how many of the masses give a rat's buttocks about painting's? Almost none.
If the public are so desperate for a NEA, they can fund it themselves...through private/corporate donations.
And if not enough do, then the bloody thing should die.
This notion that the government should take hard-working, taxpayer's dollars to fund artistic endeavours that the vast majority do not care in the slightest about is ridiculous, IMO.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."