Thursday, February 22, 2018
TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY RESOLUTION PROTESTS PREZ TRUMP EDUCATION AND ARTS CUTS!!!
Today Mayor & Council take a moment to resist the agenda of Prez Trump and proposed cuts to beloved programs.
Background . . .
(Prez) Trump Seeks to Cut Education Budget by 5 Percent, Expand School Choice Push
To wit . . .
SPONSORED BY COUNCIL DUDE AND MAYORAL CONTENDER SCOTT TAYLOR . . . TODAY HIS RESOLUTION RAGES AGAINST THE PREZ TRUMP BUDGET!!!
Again, we would be remiss if we didn't mention that the current Mayoral Administration is willing to publicly berate anybody who advocates for more police dispatchers in budget talks closer to home.
Still, this "same day" bit of municipal backlash against the Prez deserves a mention for denizens on both sides of the political aisle and because it's a sign that Council Dude Taylor is stepping up his efforts to try and distinguish himself from the other Scott running for mayor.
Check the text . . .
Protesting President Trump's proposed cuts to 22 arts, education, and science programs and agencies.
WHEREAS, it is irresponsible to propose elimination of 22 agencies that include arts programs, climate change programs and other development programs important to cities; and
WHEREAS, the President and the Federal government should not be eliminating important arts institutions such as the National Endowment for the Arts and PBS, which serve many that otherwise would not have the opportunity to enjoy and be enriched by the arts, the first item to often be cut from tight school budgets; and
WHEREAS, proposed cuts would negatively impact programs that support before and after school programming, climate change and energy initiatives, legal services for low-income individuals, national wildlife refuge, community development, and many more . . .
Read the resolution in it's entirety.
Accordingly . . .
While standing up for more school money will earn widespread support . . . The NEA has a much more "complex" legacy . . . Either way, this is the latest example of City Hall weighing in on the national discourse and ongoing culture war.
You decide . . .