Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial: Trump's proposed budget would hurt Philadelphia

The unemployed looking for a library computer to tap out a job application may have to wait in line because the president wants to terminate the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences. Damage to other Philadelphia treasures has already begun. The National Park Service has closed several buildings due to low staffing caused by the president's hiring freeze, including the home where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Cuts to the parks will be felt from Chestnut Street to Valley Forge, not only diminishing public access to national shrines but pulling tourism dollars from local businesses. Trump is cutting domestic spending to hike the defense budget and give tax cuts to big corporations and the wealthy. The rest of taxpaying Americans can only hope for a government that still works for the general welfare. Unfortunately, this budget will create a government that barely works at all. http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20170326_Inquirer_Editorial__Trump_s_proposed_budget_would_hurt_Philadelphia.html

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