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Trump just defended spending 25 million dollars for performace art center in emergency bill

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posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 05:37 PM
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Dont ask questions! Its an emergency, we cant question the government repsone because this viurs is so serious!




Oh the emergency bill, its does so many things to directly fight this virus.

One of them is give 25 million dollars to the Kennedy Center for performing arts


The appropriations text, released Wednesday along with the draft bill itself, includes $25 million in funding for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. That is down from the $35 million that was included in the recent Democratic-proposed House legislation.

www.foxnews.com...

Trump just fielded a question in the press conference and defended needing to do this to compromise with the dems.

There you go! Our government solely focused on fighting the virus, doing the important things with our money as the economy collapses

Thank goodness so many on this site and elsewhere told me i was wrong to demand the government answer basic questions before bowing down to them and doing anything they wanted to fight this virus!


edit on 25-3-2020 by Grambler because: (no reason given)

edit on 25-3-2020 by Grambler because: (no reason given)




posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 05:40 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

Yeah...was surprised to learn the President wanted to see Romeo and Juliet tonight....who'd thunk.

Peace



posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 05:41 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

Peanuts, compared to 2.2 trillion dollars.


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posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 05:41 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

Poor choice or wording for the title. He didn't defend it so much as acquiesce to some political B.S. in order to allow something to go though that is supposed to ease the financial strain on Americans.


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posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 05:44 PM
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I liked his answer. I listened to his explanation. This was a Democrat demand for $35,000,000. It was reduced to $25,000,000 and the Republicans agreed to it. President Trump explained that the Kennedy Center has been closed, their people not working, and their performances stopped. They will be helped, too. This will probably be in the form of a loan, but I'm not sure about that.



posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 05:46 PM
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originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: Grambler

I liked his answer. I listened to his explanation. This was a Democrat demand for $35,000,000. It was reduced to $25,000,000 and the Republicans agreed to it. President Trump explained that the Kennedy Center has been closed, their people not working, and their performances stopped. They will be helped, too. This will probably be in the form of a loan, but I'm not sure about that.



Its an emergency!

Saying he is ok at a time when americans are dying or losing their livlihood that 25 million dollars will go to an art center is absurd!

This is why we should question our government before giving them blank checks to save all of our lives.

I told people worthless crap like this would be in the final bill trump would sign.

And now here we are, and people accept it.



posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 05:47 PM
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originally posted by: timequake
a reply to: Grambler

Poor choice or wording for the title. He didn't defend it so much as acquiesce to some political B.S. in order to allow something to go though that is supposed to ease the financial strain on Americans.


He defended this being in the bill, period.


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posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 05:49 PM
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It was a political bargaining chip talked down from 35 mil to 25 mill. Did they still get all the other pork Nancy wants?



posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 05:50 PM
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OP's right



posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 05:52 PM
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originally posted by: JON666
a reply to: Grambler
It was a political bargaining chip talked down from 35 mil to 25 mill. Did they still get all the other pork Nancy wants?



hey ill tell my friends losing gtheir businesses, its cool.

You had to sacrfice for the good of the country. And your politicans on both sides played games and game performance arts centers millions of dollars while you were making those sacrifices.



posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 05:54 PM
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That is the way things are done.

You are not distracted easily enough.

Did you know Sir, that Pornhub is offering a free month ?

Now, go distract yourself...



posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 05:54 PM
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He probably negotiated some perks for Trump towers in exchange!



posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 05:56 PM
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originally posted by: JON666
a reply to: Grambler
It was a political bargaining chip talked down from 35 mil to 25 mill. Did they still get all the other pork Nancy wants?



Right, nobody got everything they wanted. And nobody is happy with everything that's in it.

It was a giant quid quo pro!


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posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 05:59 PM
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Shouldn't you be whining about WHY IT WAS INT HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE, and not that it was a compromise to get help for those in need NOW as opposed to holding it up and making those folks suffer even longer?

That's where my IRE is directed, at the politicos that pull this type of crap all the time (and it happens on both sides). Yet, it is worse this time since it was using a pandemic that is affecting the entire world to get some of their own pet projects funded.

SICK!!


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posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 05:59 PM
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originally posted by: Grambler

originally posted by: JON666
a reply to: Grambler
It was a political bargaining chip talked down from 35 mil to 25 mill. Did they still get all the other pork Nancy wants?



hey ill tell my friends losing gtheir businesses, its cool.

You had to sacrfice for the good of the country. And your politicans on both sides played games and game performance arts centers millions of dollars while you were making those sacrifices.


You should probably point out to them that if this bill didn't pass without passing the BS part of it too then monies wouldn't be available to them until another bill was passed.

Did you suddenly lose the ability to understand partisan politics?

Or should Trump have just vetoed it and waited for the perfect bill?




posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 06:00 PM
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I agree with Grambler. There's a big question about disabled/elderly persons receiving Social Security getting any stimulus money but they're giving it to the Kennedy Art Center? Seriously?
This is a national emergency and now more than ever, Trump needs to stop bowing to Pelosi.



posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 06:02 PM
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I have zero problems funding the Kennedy center...
I am a hyper conservative [politically speaking] but am biased...
Heck, Ann and Nancy Wilson’s stairway to heaven was worth the cost...

This is a showcase of artistic talent...

I build [and collect] guitars as a hobby so I’m biased....and I love jimmy page and the Wilson sisters...

So when I heard about The Kennedy Center getting money I wasn’t mad...I Probably should be but I’m not



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posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 06:03 PM
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Trump doesn't have a line item veto.

As he explained...(and the OP should know)...it's part of the negotiation process to get the selfish, pork-crazed, Dems to vote in favor of the relief bill.

'Give & Take' negotiation is what takes place during this awful process...especially when the American people need help in short order...and Dems want so much personal pork they're willing to hold the bill hostage.

To his credit Trump made them cut $10M from the original $35M.

Blame Nancy Porklosi...Not Trump.



posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 06:04 PM
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a reply to: Grambler
Washington has always loaded pork into their bills is it right no but it happens, hold elected reps accountable in the next election cycle.



posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 06:04 PM
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It should not have been in there at all. If they were entitled to anything as people out of work, it should have been exactly what everyone else would be getting, not a separate note in the document for their own damn amount.

BS, it's just plain BS. It should have been stricken from consideration entirely. I'm all for public arts support, but this ain't the effing TIME for it.



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