As part of President Trump’s plan to eliminate government spending by $10.5 trillion in the next 10 years, he has proposed to cut funding for numerous federal agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). The $593 million the government spends on these programs each year sounds like a lot, but it only accounts for .013% of the total budget, so it is unclear to what extent Trump’s proposals will influence spending levels. If put in place, these proposals will affect programs like NPR and PBS, meaning beloved shows like Sesame Street could be in danger. Elmo says yikes.
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