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Trump moving forward with plans to axe the National Endowments for the Arts Options
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:13:17 AM

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Eliminating arts funding programs will save Donald Trump just 0.0625% of budget
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/donald-trump-arts-funding-cuts-nea-neh-pbs-npr-a7590356.html


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"It emerged over the weekend that Donald Trump is moving forward with his plans to axe the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities (which partially funds NPR and PBS), the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and other programs as he looks to prune public spending.

The White House budget office has drafted a “hit list” of programs, according to The New York Times, all of which cost under $500 million a year to run. In fact, they total approximately $2.5 billion - just 0.0625% of the projected $4 trillion budget.

“It’s sad in a way because those programs aren’t causing the deficit,” Steve Bell of the Bipartisan Policy Center told the Times. “These programs don’t amount to a hill of beans.”

Administration officials are apparently aware of the comparatively minuscule cuts, but want to make examples of the programs as ‘wastes of taxpayer money’.

Robert L. Lynch, head of Americans for the Arts, a nonprofit, sees it differently.

“The public wants to see agencies like the N.E.A. continue,” he added to the Times.

“There is always a debate, but there has been agreement among Republicans and Democrats that funding for the arts is a good thing, and it has been kept in place.”

Concurrently, Trump's weekend Mar-a-Lago getaways are costing taxpayers an estimated $3 million."



But we can afford to build a multi-billion dollar wall that nobody wants or really needs. Brick wall
azbnb
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:51:06 AM

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I want the wall, does that make me a nobody?

The Mountains are CALLING And I must go - John Muir
redgriffin
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 12:38:00 PM

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azbnb wrote:
I want the wall, does that make me a nobody?


Great we're looking for people to build it. Come on down.
Lizanne
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:36:39 PM

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Liar I am not surprised at the ignorance of our president by wanting a wall to exclude others. After all, he is not endowed with his full faculties. He appears to be a political sociopath. He definitely is a LIAR. Liar
His Wall will separate people and walls do not work. There are beautiful ways to communicate with grace and ease, and are not threatening to members of our beloved America.
Thanks to all who offer your opinions.
Elizabeth A Stratton in NY~
progpen
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:38:43 PM

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redgriffin wrote:
azbnb wrote:
I want the wall, does that make me a nobody?


Great we're looking for people to build it. Come on down.


That's a good idea. I think the one stipulation for the Dumpster to get his wall is if he builds it himself. Not hiring anyone else to do it (he wouldn't end up paying them anyway), but to get his butt in gear and start laying those bricks by hand.

I can think of a great many people who would pay good money to see that.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ― Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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