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Trump’s military spending bump could fund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the next 121 years

March 16, 2017 10:12 AM
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In search of massive spending cuts to counterbalance a $54 billion increase in defense spending, President Trump’s budget blueprint proposes the outright elimination of at least 19 federal agencies. Agencies on the chopping block include some household names, such as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as more obscure offices like the Northern Border Regional Commission and the Chemical Safety Board.

Trump writes that the blueprint “emphasizes national security and public safety” in an accompanying memo. But “to keep Americans safe, we have made the tough choices that have been put off for too long.” The federal government, he writes, must “do more with less.” He challenges federal agencies to “...

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