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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Trump’s proposed budget will eliminate funding to museums, libraries, and artists

The Verge: President Donald Trump released his 2018 budget blueprint, and it eliminates four of America’s independent cultural agencies: the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, according to The Washington Post.

1 comment:

Julian Goldman said...

To me the thing that is most absurd about cutting funding from all these agencies is how small their budgets are compared to the United States budget as a whole. These agencies provide a lot of good, but really don’t cost the US government a particularly notable amount. As I understand it, most of this funding is going into the already gargantuan defense budget and the also sizeable homeland security budget. Putting the funding from departments like the NEA into these departments is such a negligible increase that is will likely be hardly noticeable, yet getting rid of these departments (as well as significantly stunting many others) will be noticeable. Cutting these departments is sacrificing a lot for no real gain. I hope that congress sees the importance of this programs, listens to the American people who care about them, and decides to fight against these budget cuts and protect these departments and their contributions to society.