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Thursday, 16 March 2017 11:40

Trump Wants to Slash $54B in Non-Defense Spending—End Funding of Public Broadcasting, NEA, NEH, OPIC

Written by  Terence P. Jeffrey

(CNSNews.com) President Donald Trump today released his “America First” budget blueprint which calls for slashing non-defense-related discretionary spending by $54 billion and completely eliminating funding for many independent agencies and federal programs.

Among those that will be completely defunded are the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

“Our Budget Blueprint insists on $54 billion in reductions to non-Defense programs,” Trump said in the introduction to his budget blueprint. “We are going to do more with less, and make the government lean and accountable to the people.”

A highlights section at the beginning of the blueprint said that Trump;s budget “eliminates and reduces hundreds of programs” and then lists numerous agencies and programs that would no longer receive federal taxpayer dollars if Congress enacts what the president is proposing.

It says:

“Consistent with the President’s approach to move the Nation toward fiscal responsibility, the Budget eliminates and reduces hundreds of programs and focuses funding to redefine the proper role of the Federal Government.

“The Budget also proposes to eliminate funding for other independent agencies, including: the African Development Foundation; the Appalachian Regional Commission; the Chemical Safety Board; the Corporation for National and Community Service; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; the Delta Regional Authority; the Denali Commission; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; the Inter-American Foundation; the U.S.

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Excellent!! None of these programs benefit the majority of American citizens. Cut them out, along with EPA, BLM and other departments we don't want nor need.

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(Updated: March 17, 2017)

Should be funded by individuals who want those programs if private; but if public, then soros can fund it along with killery and sanders since they love freebies. Go President Trump!!!!! Drain the spending swamp of the USA and make the government small. When the government wins, the people lose. amen

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I believe these programs should be paid by private people. Let soros fund it! They are in his pocket anyway!

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Brilliant! Now the Cheeto can communicate via twitter and you morons will lap up his vile crap like it was mothers milk!

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Antone Written by Antone
March 16, 2017
Vile? Sounds great to me. You may need to read more.
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Bob Waldman Written by Bob Waldman
March 16, 2017
As I have said to many of you losers, get a face and we can talk. Until then, back under the rock you've been under.

Any Bunch that's a liberal leaning or liberal formed needs to be booted,the endowment of the arts is a cheap scam by Cegar Willie and Hitlery started for the liberal vote. These are a drag on our Gov and our tax money. Get rid of them if it PO the liberals so be it.

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All of the programming on public broadcasting is special interest and they lean way, way liberal if you have ever listened to their news programs. They all collect funds from the public all the time so they should be self supporting and not pouring billions of tax dollars into.

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This should have been done decades ago but we did not have a POTUS with the stones to do it.

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bruce raymond Written by bruce raymond
March 16, 2017
I'm tired of having my tax dollars go to liberal mouth pieces. It's way past time to shut down all of this partisan crap. Trump has turned out to be much better than I hoped for. Liberals, STFU.
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Larry Reade Written by Larry Reade
March 17, 2017
Agreed, my friend. I couldn't have said it better.
Andrew Vo Written by Andrew Vo
March 18, 2017

You are absolutely right Larry Reade. I'm with you 100 percent.
Andrew.
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Larry Reade Written by Larry Reade
March 18, 2017
Thanks for the up vote, Andrew. Stay safe out there.

Get rid of all the money pit Departments like Education and Commerce and create a Dept of Fraud , waste and abuse...25% of Govt. $$$ is wasted.

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Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson
March 16, 2017
that is not gov't money.. it is the peoples money!!

Brilliant plans! Do it now to help make America great again!

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Excellent idea and long overdue!!! Keep cutting the fat President!!!

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I'm not Muslim, but I don't like that "pork" either, Mr. President. Keep a sharp knife and slash away. We need more rights returned to the States.

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Keep cutting until you get all of the FAT, another place to cut is all of the money sent out in GRANTS!

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Luonne Dumak Written by Luonne Dumak
March 16, 2017
ANd subsides also! No solar, wind or ethanol money,

OMG! Exactly what I have been thinking for years.

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Hell Yeah!
I'm sure there's a lot more fat to be cut Mr President!
But that's a good start.

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Trump is 1000% right. It's time for all Americans to accept responsibility for their lives and wellbeing.

With $20 trillion in debt, we cannot afford these luxuries.

There may have been a need for some of these programs to inform the public 40 or 50 years ago, but with as many stations of TV and Radio as we have today, there is no longer that need.

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Well done Mr. President, well done! Cut the pork fat at every corner there is. GO TRUMP!!!

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