Letter: How do you like him now?

Sunday, March 19, 2017
How do you like him now?

With the Trump budget on the table, it’s time to note what will be affected.

Climate change research and medical and scientific research will go by the wayside. Clean air and clean water regulations won’t be enforced. Government spending on Meals on Wheels and the National Endowment for the Arts will be cut. The Institute of Library and Museum Service, which funds our inter-library loan program since the state won’t, will be cut. Before- and after-school programming will be cut, as well as summer school programs that rely on federal money. Low-income heating assistance, aid to rural communities and regional development programs, as in Appalachia, will lose funding. And for what – a giant wall and more defense.

We are already the laughingstock of the world for having voted him in. With thanks to E.E. Cummings, for those who actually marked their ballot for him, “how do you like your blue-eyed boy” now?