"In announcing its package of $2.5 trillion in budget cuts, the Republican Study Committee's announcement includes the graph above and a list of cuts. Among them:The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, $445 million annual savings
# National Endowment for the Arts, $167.5 million annual savings
# National Endowment for the Humanities, $167.5 million annual savings
# Amtrak Subsidies, $1.565 billion annual savings- maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_.../5893349-on-the-list-of-gop-spending-cuts-amtrak-public-broadcasting-and-mohair ---while they approved $50 billion dollars to extend the war in Afghanistan. I guess the Republican's BIG OIL donors made their demands loud and clear.
"Glenn Holland: Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want, Gene. Sooner or later, these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about" -from the movie, "Mr. Holland's Opus".
The kids won't need an education , or an energy efficient rail system , or less greenhouse gas emissions, or cleaner air, water, and open space, because they'll be cannon fodder for the next war.