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Trump Plans To Cut Funding For The National Endowment For The Arts

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Trump Plans To Cut Funding For The National Endowment For The Arts

Donald Trump and his transition team have reported that they planned to severely cut or eliminate entire government programs across several federal agencies at a pace of $10.5 trillion over the next ten years.

According to The Hill, Trump would eliminate entire programs under the purview of the Departments of Justice, State, Commerce, Energy, and Transportation.

Trump plans to do away with funding to arts programs. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized, while the National Endowment for the Arts(NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities would be eliminated entirely.

The NEA have been known for funding a wide variety of programs, like the NPR program A Prairie Home Companion, PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center, and famous local projects like the Actors Theatre of Louisville.

“The Trump Administration needs to reform and cut spending dramatically, and targeting waste like the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be a good first step in showing that the Trump Administration is serious about radically reforming the federal budget,” said Brian Darling, a former aide to Paul and a former staffer at the Heritage Foundation.

Overall, the blueprint being used by Trump’s team would reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years.

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