President Trump released his new budget proposal which includes funding cuts to the National Endowment of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and steep cuts to the EPA and State Department.
Trump wants to completely eliminate funding for the NEA, NEH, and the CPB which is a huge blow to the arts community. Trump also wants to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services. All of these organizations support art organizations, museums, libraries and public broadcasting affiliates.
Not only cutting the arts, Trump wants to slash the EPA's budget, notably stopping funding for the Clean Power Plan, international climate change programs, climate change research and partnership programs and related climate change efforts.
The worst part of the budget proposal however, is the elimination of federal funding of Meals on Wheels programs, which provide meals to the elderly, poor, veterans, disabled and others that can't leave their homes.
I am sick to my stomach- Trump to completely eliminate program that funds Meals on Wheels- which feeds seniors. https://t.co/tRqpL8Sx7L-- Jeremy Slevin (@jeremyslevin) March 15, 2017
Meals on Wheels uses funding from several sources so eliminating federal funding wouldn't kill it, but it certainly doesn't help.
On Twitter, #MealsonWheels and #SavetheNEA are currently trending.