But since Trump has also promised not to touch entitlements like Social Security and Medicare, he has to find the money elsewhere. So, he is reportedly looking at 17 departments, many of which are considered liberal staples, to slash funding there.
The total cost per American of these 17 departments is $22.36 per year, while on the other hand, while on the other hand, housing subsidies alone cost $296.29 per American, and many of those are disproportionately used by more wealthy Americans.
Of course, two of the departments cut are particularly concerning to Black America, with the Minority Business Development Agency and Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, a combined total of $192 million of the budget, on the list of departments being gutted. So much for campaign promises of a new deal for Black America.
The other departments include: the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Economic Development Administration, the International Trade Administration, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, the Office of Violence Against Women, the Legal Services Corporation, the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Justice Department, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy Reliability, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the Office of Fossil Energy.