Saturday, March 18, 2017


From my friend Patricia

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 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. This would disproportionately affect underserved and rural communities hardest.

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, mostly to those in need.


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Anonymous said...

But keeping Obama's kids safe didn't cost the tax payer any money???

Jim Baca said...

Of course it did.....but not 183 million. I am astonished at some of the comments I get on this blog

Anonymous said...

Well all I know is that when it comes to this country and the government everything has inflated numbers. I applaud the fact that the President and First Lady do not want to uproot their child and have him somewhere that he isn't comfortable. It is TOO early to predict what they will do when it comes to the child's education. Lets wait and see.

Anonymous said...

An Internet blurb suggested that deporting a certain immigrant would save millions $$!