Trump could reverse cuts to arts, poor and elderly if he stopped staying at Mar-
Donald Trump could reverse cuts to arts, poor and elderly if he stopped staying at Mar-a-Lago, figures show
Donald Trump could reverse his recently announced cuts to arts, poor and elderly services if he cut his trips to Mar-a-Lago and lived permanently in White House instead, figures indicate.
Calculations show four programmes that face elimination – which tackle homelessness, unemployment among over-55s, participation in the arts and helping the poor access higher education – could be maintained at the cost of the President’s trips to his private Florida resort over the course of four years.
The services amount to a total of $597 million — just less than the $600 million security arrangements for the Mr Trump’s Mar-a-Lago visits are estimated to cost the taxpayer over the course of his term.
The National Endowment for the Arts, which encourages participation in the arts ($152 million), the US Interagency Council on Homelessness ($4 million), an independent agency coordinating the federal government’s efforts to reduce homelessness, the Senior Community Service Employment Program ($434 million), which has helped more than one million people 55 and older find jobs and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars ($11 million), providing scholarships and fellowships in social sciences and humanities, are all facing the axe in Mr Trump’s budget.Bernblu, liberal at heart, Gryneos and 11 othersjdpriestly, bbgrunt, Arctic Dave, Herman4747, jwirr, newsjunkie, KarenS, OzoneTom, Lynetta, HeartoftheMidwest, Charles like this
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