Saturday, January 21, 2017

Hollywood's Efforts Shouldn't Go Unrewarded: Trump Plans to Slash National Endowment For The Arts, Humanities

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has indicated that two more federal government programs are on the chopping block: the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
According to The Hill, Trump's transition team has proposed completely slashing both the NEA and NEH out of the federal government's purview altogether, in addition to privatizing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and cuts in the Transportation, Energy, Commerce, State and Justice Departments.
"Overall, the blueprint being used by Trump’s team would reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years," reports The Hill.
Budget hawks have long called for eliminating the NEA and NEH, as they are both emblematic of unnecessary, wasteful spending of taxpayer money. The federal government doesn't need to be involved in the arts and humanities, as the $13.1 billion in private funding easily dwarfed the $292 million the government spent on the NEA and NEH in 2011.
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