these cuts should alarm every American


What cuts at the NEA, NEH, and CPB will mean for humanities, journalism and arts in America – Julia Fleischaker – Melville House – 1/25/17

Fleischaker quotes Philip Bump at The Washington Post in saying that:

“‘If you were at Thanksgiving and demanded a slice of pecan pie proportionate to 2016 NEA spending relative to the federal budget, you’d end up with a piece of pie that would need to be sliced off with a finely-tuned laser. Put another way, if you make $50,000 a year, spending the equivalent of what the government spends on these three programs would be like spending less than $10.’

“As Dr. Brian C. Mitchell writes, not at all hyperbolically, really, at the Huffington Post, these cuts ‘should alarm every American who has ever used a library, visited a museum, attended a college or university, watched public television, or listened to a public radio station.’”

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