LET THEM EAT DIAMONDS: Nat’l Endowment For Arts $148M/Year vs Security At Trump Towers: $183M/Year
[UPDATED] Trump's proposed budget eliminates funding for the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, which at $148 million makes up 0.003% of the Federal Budget. But as a tweet with the tagline "Let Them Eat Diamonds" pointed out, that's far less than the $183 million that will be spent guarding Trump Towers each year of a Trump presidency.
Cost of security for Trump Tower: $183 million/year
Budget for National Endowment Arts/Humanities: $148 million/year
Let them eat diamonds. pic.twitter.com/Jux4NCW0UD
— Elliott Lusztig (@ezlusztig) March 16, 2017
PS: The proposed budget also cuts all funding for public broadcasting (NPR, PBS)
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