Skip to comments.Trump Budget Proposes Killing All Funding for PBS, NPR and National Endowment for the Arts
Posted on 03/16/2017 5:16:56 AM PDT by Enlightened1
President Donald Trump made good on a long-time conservative goal in his first proposed budget Thursday morning, targeting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities for complete elimination.
Trumps budget would zero out the $445 million budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a substantial source of funding for programming and broadcast operations on public TV stations and NPR radio stations nationwide, per the Washington Post.
The budget would also eliminate the budgets for both national endowments, which stood at $148 million each in 2016, as well as $230 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which supports libraries and museums. Additional cuts would affect two tourist mainstays in Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art.
Combined, the four arts organizations account for less than 0.02 percent of the U.S. governments $4.6 trillion budget.
Republicans have long put the NEA and the CPB in their budget crosshairs. In 1981, President Ronald Reagan attempted to shut down the NEA, but backed down from the plans after a task force including actor and Reagan friend Charlton Heston advised against it. Reagan did, however, make major cuts to the NEAs budget.
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Go Trump, go!!
Liberals LOVE their liberal programming, but not if they have to pay for it.
Watch Chuck U Schumer bring out Big Bird for a tear-filled press conference.
FANTASTIC! I can’t wait to hear them screaming!
McCain running to microphone to say budget is dead on arrival in 3....2...1
Sounds good to me.
There’s almost nothing more difficult to do than to get liberals to blow the dust off their own checkbooks.
I have a friend who worked at the PBS station here. He said that they are SOOOOOO far in the black it’s a joke.
As we were saying....
Let the libs pay for it.
This’ll teach the Smithsonian not to rewrite history.
Then, again, it probably won’t.
Women, children & minorities hurt most.
not getting tired of winning yet
The taxpayers should NOT be paying for the Democrats propaganda.
Which one the real one or Bill DeBalsio? They are both clowns when you come down to it....
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