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  • Ichingcarpenter (3622 posts)
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    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.

     

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-budget-cuts-mar-a-lago-nea-arts-poor-elderly-meals-on-wheels-florida-weekends-us-a7634551.html

     

     

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  • NJCher (1593 posts)
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    1. we should start a national campaign

    to ask him to forego these arrangements or pick up the tab himself, since he’s so rich. I mean, he did say, “I’m really, really rich.”

    We could have a national petition drive and an  event where he is formally asked to do this. If we got national media coverage, all the better.

    There is something really, really wrong with a country that will finance this kind of extravagance and let it’s citizens go cold and hungry, as well as remain homeless.

    Cher