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    Immediately after the election Trump transition spokesman Jason Miller explained that Melania would be staying in New York because there was obviously a sensitivity to pulling out a 10-year-old in the middle of the school year.

    We have since learned that the cost of security for Melania and Barron to remain at Trump Tower is $183 million/year. There is also no indication that they will actually move to DC this summer. So in essence the Federal government is giving the Trump family a $183 million annual voucher so Barron can attend the elite private prep school of his choice.

    Meanwhile, we learned last night that Trump's budget would completely eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA, with an annual budget of only $148 million, is able to provide seed money for arts programming in literally every Congressional district in the country.

    So, on the one hand you have a $183 million school voucher for a single 10-year-old at an elite private school. On the other hand you have a program that impacts arts and cultural programming throughout the entire nation.

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    Yes...i think funding of the arts should be left to those who want to find it. Not the federal government. An endowment is a gift, grant, a commission. Not a line item in a federal government. The government should not be in the business of funding the arts. A large amount of which goes to the corporation for public broadcasting. Run a ****ing commercial like all the other networks!

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    Question. If she moves to the White House, will Trump Tower no longer need to be secured?

    I want the cost brought down. I think if your numbers are accurate, it's a stupid amount of money to be spending to guard a building. @ $100 per man hour, that's 5,000 people every day dedicated to guarding Trump Tower. Not sure I believe those numbers but if accurate, we definitely need to go find out what's driving the cost and fix it. Typical bloated government.


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    Oh, and as far as the NEA, kill it. If you want art, fund it yourself. That's not a Federal government responsibility. Same goes for PBS and NPR.


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    Quote Originally Posted by texashusker34 View Post
    Question. If she moves to the White House, will Trump Tower no longer need to be secured?

    I want the cost brought down. I think if your numbers are accurate, it's a stupid amount of money to be spending to guard a building. @ $100 per man hour, that's 5,000 people every day dedicated to guarding Trump Tower. Not sure I believe those numbers but if accurate, we definitely need to go find out what's driving the cost and fix it. Typical bloated government.
    Nothing typical about those figures if they end up being accurate. Judicial watch estimated Obama's 8 years to cost a bit over a hundred million in terms of security costs for his trips.

    Trump might blow past that in 6 months.

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    nothing about this administration and the money spent is gonna make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konssurvative1 View Post
    Yes...i think funding of the arts should be left to those who want to find it. Not the federal government. An endowment is a gift, grant, a commission. Not a line item in a federal government. The government should not be in the business of funding the arts. A large amount of which goes to the corporation for public broadcasting. Run a ****ing commercial like all the other networks!
    Back in the day PBS ran more classic BBC comedy and scifi to pay their bills by attracting support. Some comedy survives and Dr Who has occasional runs, but it's been years since Blake's 7, the Avengers, The Prisoner and others have been seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texashusker34 View Post
    Oh, and as far as the NEA, kill it. If you want art, fund it yourself. That's not a Federal government responsibility. Same goes for PBS and NPR.
    Yeppers. Same goes with a lot of other things.
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    NEA funding amounts to .012% of federal discretionary spending. Makes for a fun political football to kick around but we've got bigger fish to fry.
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    The arts is one real reason america is so great.

    Why wouldn't we want to fund them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnt View Post
    The arts is one real reason america is so great.

    Why wouldn't we want to fund them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackWolf View Post
    NEA funding amounts to .012% of federal discretionary spending. Makes for a fun political football to kick around but we've got bigger fish to fry.
    A bunch of little fish make a whole can of sardines. And big fish get caught in the same sardine net.

    It's not an either/or exercise (or should not be.) Cut what needs to be cut, whether large or small.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackWolf View Post
    NEA funding amounts to .012% of federal discretionary spending. Makes for a fun political football to kick around but we've got bigger fish to fry.
    Yup. I haven't take the GOP seriously for a long long time about fiscal conservativism. They scream about how he boat is taking on water, then ignore the giant buckets and grab a spoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnt View Post
    The arts is one real reason america is so great.

    Why wouldn't we want to fund them?
    Because it's not guns and blowing things up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guvnah View Post
    A bunch of little fish make a whole can of sardines. And big fish get caught in the same sardine net.

    It's not an either/or exercise (or should not be.) Cut what needs to be cut, whether large or small.
    Then by all means, let's start with Donald footing the security bill for one 10 year-old boy to continue to go to an elite school in NYC. Talk about a gesture that would really underscore his commitment to eliminating government waste! And a hell of a lot more persuasive than Donald kinda sorta maybe not who knows giving up his six-figure Presidential salary at the end of the year.
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