Trump’s Arts Funding Cuts Will Take Us Back To The 1950s. Good

The people screaming about PBS, the NEA, and the NEH are the same people who helped tear down the arts in favor of the ‘counterculture.’

The Trump budget is a big disappointment to anyone who wanted to see Republicans take a hatchet to federal spending. Trump’s request for $1.151 trillion in discretionary spending in 2018 is slightly more than the $1.145 trillion President Obama had projected we would need for the same year.

So why are people hyperventilating about it? Why is New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wailing that this is what it must have felt like in the last days of the Roman Empire?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    As they used to say in merrie olde England, “He who takes the king’s shilling becomes the king’s man.” It is none of the government’s business to dictate what is or isn’t art or culture.

  • Shebel

    Maybe he thinks the writing is on the WALL for the EU.

  • BillyHW

    Still not tired of winning.

    • V10_Rob

      Still waiting for the media to call Trump a liar for saying we would be.

  • Shebel
  • V10_Rob

    I’d rather keep my tax dollars to spend on my own art. Materials can get quite expensive.